Why book-related activities are important to children’s literacy

We all know that encouraging our children to read is critical. There are countless studies, organizations and websites on that very subject. We also know that reading outloud to our kids, and having them read out loud to us is also very beneficial. But how about the activities that are inspired by the books we […]

Encouraging Free Range Kids- A Secret Garden Tea Party to Remember

It’s time for another Secret Garden Wednesday!  The blooming of flowers, buzzing of bees, summer travel planning and even a new batch of fox kits in my backyard has me hungering to be outside in the garden even more these days. If you’d been following along, you know we have be revisiting some wonderful A […]

#KidlitBooks to remind your readers why Science is Awesome

{guest post from Hannah Rials} Science and kids…it’s seems to go hand-in-hand like summer and fun. Science is also the “S” in S.T.E.M; something that is on the radar of all teachers and parents these days. Lucky for us, the books and resources to encourage the love of science is abundant and more and more […]

Weekend Links-Amazing #Booklists for a Summer of #ReadYourWorld

Welcome to Weekend Links! This is my chance to share the latest-and-the-greatest in the book-ish discoveries I have found during the past week. This week I am thrilled to report that I noticed many wonderful booklists and books celebrating diverse families. Enjoy! I just LOVE this Fairy Tales in Different Cultures post from Craft Moms […]

Join us for the #KidLitBlogHop! (a great resource for new #kidlit reads)

Greetings everyone! I am so excited to be accepted into the wonderful KidLit Blog Hop Group! I know I am in good company and I saw this opportunity to have my reader see new book ideas and discover fresh talking points about children’s literature. If you are a book reviewer yourself, feel free to link up your […]

29 #Kidlit Audio Books For Readers/Listeners of all Ages

First I’d like to welcome and say hello to all of our new subscribers and Facebook Fans. It’s so wonderful to meet your here. If there was going to be a theme for this last weekend it would have been crafting. Though our hands and eyes were busy creating fun things, our ears and minds […]

Summer Reading Ideas for Kids Who Love Mythological Beings

So how’s your ‘warmer weather months’ going? I’ve been spending tons of time curled up on the patio with my nose in a book! I can also share that I’ve been up to my eyeballs in Norse Mythology. Currently one of my MANY publishing/writing projects I am working on includes a new book from Audrey […]

Revisiting Secret Garden Wednesday: discussing children’s hunger issues

Every Wednesday you can drop by here and find new and special happenings in the Secret Garden. There will be crafts, great food, fun and laughter. So please be sure to come by and see us in our Secret Garden created just for you. In the Secret Garden, hunger plays an important role. It shows […]

National Teacher Day- Honoring Six Teachers Who Changed the World

In many countries, Teachers’ Day (National Teacher Day is May 9th here in the U.S.) is a special day for the appreciation of teachers, and may include celebrations to honor them for their special contributions in a particular field area, or the community in general. Here are six well-known teachers-turned-heroes-that changed our nation and the way […]

May 8th is International Viking Day! Lycklig Internationella Vikingadagen!

Lycklig Internationella Vikingadagen! In case you were wondering, that’s Swedish for Happy International Viking Day. Swedish tradition and culture is a huge part of my life. Both my parents and grandparents were from Gotland, Sweden so my Swedish roots run deep. I have been immersed in Nordic culture since childhood so when it comes to Vikings, those […]