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Celebrate Winter 2023!

According to Guinness World Records, the world’s tallest snowman was built in 2008 in Bethel, Maine. Named Olympia, she was constructed out of 13 million pounds of snow. Her hat was 48 feet wide, her lips were crafted out of five car tires, and eight pairs of skis were used to create her eyelashes. Celebrate the first day of winter on December 21, 2023, with some of these lovely books about snow: Read More

Support the SproutFive Bucks for Books Book Drive

The Dublin Literacy Conference, in partnership with Bookelicious, is proud to support the Littles at SproutFive through our "Bucks for Books" drive. If you would like to support the development of lifelong learners and readers, please give the gift of reading by purchasing a gift card here. Please use this "send to" email address: on the Bookelicious gift card page. Read More

National Cupcake Day 2023

The term "cupcake" originally referred to how cupcakes were baked -- in a teacup! Not to confuse matters, but “cupcake” also once referred to a cake made with ingredients measured by the cupful (for example, 1 cup butter, 2 cups sugar, 3 cups flour, and 4 eggs). However, this second type of cupcake was usually baked in a pan, not a cup. Today, cupcakes are typically baked in muffin tins. Does that mean cupcakes are muffins in disguise? Nope! Not only are the ingredients and mixing methods different for cupcakes and muffins, but cupcakes also have frosting (and frosting makes ALL the difference). :) To celebrate National Cupcake Day on December 15, 2023, learn how to bake your own cupcakes and other sweet treats (including muffins!) with these fun baking cookbooks: Read More

Celebrate Nobel Prize Day 2023!

Mahatma Gandhi, an activist known for peaceful protest, was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize five times between 1937 and 1948. Nobel Prizes are rarely given posthumously, and upon his death in 1948 Gandhi was no longer considered eligible to receive the Prize. Over the past 120 years, many remarkable activists have never been recognized as Nobel Laureates, or even Nobel Prize Nominees. Celebrate Nobel Prize Day 2023 by reading about some of these outstanding activists who haven’t (yet?) received a Nobel Prize. Read More

Jazzy’s Nobel Prize Day Bookshelf 2023

Five different Nobel prizes have been awarded almost every year since 1901 to individuals and organizations deemed to have made the most important contributions to world peace, physics, chemistry, medicine and literature. A sixth prize, for Economic Sciences, was added in 1968. Jazzy’s 2023 Nobel Prize Day Bookshelf celebrates a number of well-known Nobel Laureates, Nobel Prize Nominees and other important contributors, as well as Alfred Nobel -- the man who made the Nobel Prize possible. Read More