Teaming Up for Literacy
Missouri Is Reading
In the Winners' Circle
Happy Birthday, Teddy!
Back on the Shelves

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the invention of the teddy bear. At least one book has been published to mark the occasion: A Tale of Two Teddies by Kathleen Bart (Portfolio Press), a picture-book account of the origins of the cuddly creature. Bart's background is in children's clothing design, and she was instrumental in designing "Polo Bear" for Ralph Lauren. For more information about the book, visit