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Rob Reid

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Rob Reid is a senior lecturer of education studies at UW-Eau Claire. In addition to writing Children’s Jukebox (ALA Editions 1995/2007), Reid has also written two more books about children’s music: Something Musical Happened at the Library (ALA Editions, 2007) and Shake and Shout: 16 Noisy, Lively Story Programs (Upstart Books, 2008).

Acting Like Kids Again

Last spring, my wife Jayne and I were hiking on the Ice Age Trail near New Auburn. The temperatures were slowly warming up and the snow was…

My Mom's Growing Years

I own hundreds of books and the most valuable title is one not found in any bookstore or library. It is a self-published autobiography by my…

Cake? I WUV Cake!

Late this past winter, a storm dumped 11 inches of snow on the Chippewa Valley. Eleven inches that quickly melted due to abnormally high…

Just the Two of Us

My wife is the sixth of eight kids. Do you think we can find a photograph of her as a child all by herself? No. Any photos we have of her…