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North Adams Elementary Pupils, Storey Publish Book on Leadership

Students involved in the after-school community service learning project program gathered at Storey's headquarters on the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art campus on Monday with family, teachers and Storey staff to reveal "The Road to Leadership" that features biographies on known leaders as well as interviews with local and school leaders.

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North Adams First-Graders Send Textbooks to Kenya

The project started back in November when Patenaude and Thomas found out that the curriculum was being updated, leaving a bunch of old textbooks with no home.

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One Man's Mission: A Book For Every Child

That's because research shows that even from very young ages, children soak in the vocabulary and language skills that books help teach, especially when parents take the initiative to make reading a more interactive experience by encouraging age-appropriate discussion about the pictures and themes.

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Review: Musician's Sixth Thriller A Joy to Read

He has just published his sixth installment in the series, "Spring Break." The book, like each of the earlier volumes in the series, possesses writing with equal verve and narrative skill; the adventures of the curmudgeonly and semi-jaded violinist/detective, Daniel Jacobus, are as engaging as ever.

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Williams Bookstore is Williamstown's New 'Hangout'

The new Williams Bookstore was built with an eye toward drawing college students to the south end of Spring Street. And non-students are very much part of the plan as well.

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Pittsfield Author Wins Public Radio Award

Jackson joins illustrator Barry Moser and the Northampton Jazz Workshop. Recipients will be celebrated at the ninth annual Arts & Humanities Awards Celebration on May 24 at the Log Cabin in Holyoke. Tickets are available at NEPR.net. Proceeds support the programs and services of New England Public Radio.

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Milne Library Hosts Author of 'Sniffer Dogs' and Real-life Sniffer

Nancy Castaldo's latest science book for children, "Sniffer Dogs," had a real life example on hand at the Milne Public Library with a special guest appearance by Daisy, the Police Department's K-9 unit The Hudson Valley, N.Y., resident presented some her research about the amazing capabilities of a dog's nose Tuesday afternoon at the library to a group of dog enthusiasts and explained how their sense of smell helps people.

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Williamstown Students Celebrate Words With Costume Parade

Words and books of all shapes and sizes were on parade on Wednesday morning during Williamstown Elementary School's annual Words Are Wonderful costume parade. T

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'Playing With Fire' Merges Music, Mystery With Flair

Elias is also a master storyteller/novelist, who has published five thrillers all combining his love of music with a fabulously crafted fiction style to create an unusual, original and gripping series of mysteries. Each is centered on a wonderfully complex central character a blind classical performer/mentor violinist one Daniel Jacobus.

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