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Happy Birthday Margret Rey! Each month, we celebrate a birthday of literary significance.

Creator of the beloved Curious George series, the German-born American writer and illustrator Margret Rey was born on May 16, 1906. The creation of the mischievous monkey for which Rey became famous began almost accidentally, when her husband Hans wrote a children’s book, “Cecily G. and the Nine Monkeys,” containing …

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Congratulations, Claire! Claire is our latest Baltimore's Child of the Month. Read about her here.

Age: 17 School: Homeschooled Grade: Senior in high school, and dual-enrolled in CCBC Hobbies: Making robotics, horseback riding, hanging out with her cats Claire Smith used to look over the shoulders of her two brothers—she’s a triplet—and watch as they dabbled in computer science pursuits. Two years ago, she decided …

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Take Me Out to the Ball Game These fun books are the next best thing to being on the field.

Spring sports are in full swing! Whether you’re a tried-and-true Orioles fan, a talented tennis player or a lacrosse lover, there’s nothing better than starting up a new season. Even if you’re not athletically inclined, sports can make for some seriously great stories. Suit up for these riveting reads, courtesy …

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The Bennett Blazers Forging a unique athletic community and, in some cases, blazing a trail to the Paralympics.

Olive Weidenhammer’s mother Elizabeth recalls her three-year-old daughter’s excitement before joining big sister Willow’s basketball league. But Elizabeth could tell Olive was also a little nervous. Whatever fears Olive may have harbored, they appeared to dissipate the moment Olive saw her new teammates. “Mom!” Olive exclaimed. “Everyone here’s in a …

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