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About the Books for Military Children Website

I am a librarian. I created the basis for this site in 2003 as a project for the children’s literature class, LIS 303, taught by Betsy Hearne. It was part of the requirements for my Masters in Library and Information Science through the LEEP program from the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I was awarded the Jane B. and Robert B. Downs Professional Promise Award and received an invitation to join the Beta Phi Mu honour society in 2005. I highly recommend this wonderful program!

A military spouse Janet Pye Marry

January 2012 - I know this is long overdue for updating. In the last 6-7 years since I have updated it seriously we have gone through 2 long deployments,  5 moves, 5 military jobs (my husband), 4 library jobs (me), and launched our eldest off to college. Military life continues as usual...


I have been a military spouse for fifteen years (now nineteen years!) and we have four military children of our own. In typical military family style, in the first five years of my marriage we had four children while living in five houses in three different countries.


To find out background why I created this site and what themes, similarities and differences I discovered in the books.


Our family web project, which includes our greater family tree, photo albums and other interesting bits. PYEWeb

My late Father, Jamie Pye, worked for ZLW, Wellington Radio in the 1960’s, and has compiled a history of the station at ZLW Remembered with History

Here is a huge and comprehensive information site for children’s librarians  and anyone else interested in children’s literature made by my classmate, Karen Woodworth-Roman, 

Here are some other projects I did for my masters degree:

A critique of Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairyby Lynley Dodd.

A critique of A Villain’s Night Out by Margaret Mahy.

A critique of The Tuatara by Brian Parkinson.

Links on this page checked Ok January 2012

Contact me, at the e-mail address below, with any comments or suggestions. Enjoy your reading!
Copyright 2005-2016 Jan Pye Marry. All the opinions are my own unless otherwise acknowledged.

E-mail: booksformilitarychildren@yahoo.com


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