Jeremy Tankard and the Oprah Connection

I have to admit that I’ve never been a big Oprah follower, possibly because daytime television has never been my thing.  I know, I know, she’s got her own magazine and now her own network, but I suspect that much of her popularity developed as a result of her talk show with her fans following her into various other media.  Of course I took note of the books on her Book Club list but I had no idea she had an interest in books for kids and teens. But, when I heard that one of my favorite author/illustrators, Jeremy Tankard’s Boo Hoo Bird landed on one of Oprah’s recommended reading lists for kids, I knew I had to check it out.   So, if like me, you haven’t been an Oprah follower, take a boo at Oprah’s kids’ reading lists.  You won’t see all of your favorites there, but I promise you, you’ll be impressed.  Oprah’s pages include: lists of  new and classics books for various ages, lists of books for boys, a list of historical books for kids, a list  with the 2010 Caldecott and Newbery Award winners, a list of  what First Lady Michelle Obama has been reading to children, and even a list of books you may want to steel from your teens.

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