Love Abraham Lincoln? Here’s the Ultimate Abe Lincoln Booklist

Abe Lincoln booklist

Abraham Lincoln has always been one of my favorite presidents. When I was 9 I became obsessed with him and read every book I could get my hands on. Many years later, I had the honor of giving birth to the sweetest little boy on Abraham Lincoln’s birthday. Today my sweet boy is 16, and […]

Secret Garden Wednesday-Because Book Inspired Fun is HEALTHY

A year in the secret garden

“I’m in the garden !!!” The Secret Garden to be precise. This time of year in the Secret Garden the earth is sleeping under a cloak of beautiful white snow. The birds have migrated off leaving the garden quiet from birdsong. This is the time of year when we clean up the garden when snow […]

Weekend Links: Caldecott Winners Booklists and More


Each year the American Library Association honors books, videos, and other outstanding materials for children and teens. Recognized worldwide for the high quality they represent, the ALA Youth Media Awards, including the prestigious Newbery, Caldecott, Printz, and Coretta Scott King Book Awards, guide parents, educators, librarians, and others in selecting the best materials for youth. […]

Have you Heard of the Mystery of the Giant Masks? Mystery of the Giant Masks of Sanxingdui by Icy Smith


Author Icy Smith is one brilliant story teller. In her book Mystery of the Giant Masks of Sanxingdui, she carefully weaves a story about tradition, honor, art, respect and beauty. Brother and sister team Wei and Min prepare for the Warrior festival with their family and friends. Part of the art and tradition of the […]

Weekend Links-A Recap of the Wildly Successful Multicultural Children’s Book Day

Twitter Party

Wow! what an amazing week! Mia @pragmaticmom and I started off Multicultural Children’s Book Day with a bang on January 27th!!! We had a wonderful blogtalk radio interview with Kori Miller from Back Porch Writer. There we discussed why we started Multicultural Children’s Book Day as well as the importance of children having diverse books […]

Today’s the Day! It’s Multicultural Children’s Book Day!

twitter party

Are we excited or what!? Today is Multicultural Children’s Book Day and both Mia Wenjen from PragmaticMom and I would love it if you’d celebrate with us. This is our second annual event and is bigger than ever before. Along with 17 sponsors , 9 blog co-hosts, and 150+ bloggers, we’re reading our world in […]

Weekend Links: Amazing Sources for #ReadYourWorld Books Ideas for Kids

We are just a few short days away from our second Multicultural Children’s Book Day and the WWW is BUZZING with great multicultural book information for young readers! Here are some of the highlights of the Amazing Sources for #ReadYourWorld Books Ideas for Kids  found this week. 12 Chapter Books About Diverse (and Loving) Families […]

Love to Time Travel? Sophia’s Journal Book Review


We are just a few short days away from our second Multicultural Children’s Book Day. I’ve been matched with one of our Platinum Sponsors Daybreak Press and Global Bookstore and a really cleverly written book called Sophia’s Journey by Najiyah Diana Maxfield. This book is for middle school and above readers. Sophia’s Journal does a […]

What If the World Were a Village ?

If the World Were a Village

We are busy as bees over here getting ready for our 2nd Multicultural Children’s Book Day on January 27th 2015. We hope you’ll join us along with our 17 sponsors, 9 co- hosts, 150+ bloggers and many author sponsors to celebrate those books that celebrate multiculturalism and diversity. Please check out the excitement here and […]

Weekend Links: Great Martin Luther King Jr. Links and Resources


On January 19th Martin Luther King Day is celebrated all over the world to honor a hero of human and civil rights for all people. As you can imagine, I have come across some simply amazing links, articles and resources that I think your family will cherish. Enjoy! Flashlight Worthy Books has a wonderful resource […]