Weekend Links: Reading Brightly

Moms Rock Expo

This week has been jam-packed full of amazing book news and awesome conversations. Here are some of my top picks: Multicultural Children’s Book Day and Wisdom Tales Press are joining forces to get multicultural books into the hands of MOMS! Sharing a passion for diversity & multiculturalism in children’s literature, award-winning children’s book publisher, Wisdom […]

Secret Garden Wednesdays: Studying the Class of Hunger

secret garden wednesday

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 […]

WEEKEND LINKS: What Would YOU do with 100K Books?

discarded books

Last week Facebook was all a’buzz over a story of a Alameda County library who threw over 100,000 children’s books into a dumpster. Residents were enraged when they found out many of the books were only a few years old and he thought of such wastefulness did not sit well with the community. The library […]

Secret Garden Wednesday: Planting Time

secret garden wednesdayplant

Every Wednesday you can drop by here and find new and special happenings in the Secret Garden. There’ll 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. The weather continues to be a mix of rain and sun. The […]

19 Books Celebrating China with Author Demi

author Demi

I’ve long been a fan of author/illustrator Demi. Demi (September 2, 1942) born Charlotte Dumaresq Hunt, is an award-winning children’s book author and illustrator. During her career she has published over 300 titles. Demi is known for her biographies for spiritual figures including Buddha, Krishna, Lao Tzu, Jesus, Mary (mother of Jesus), Muhammad, Rumi, Francis of […]

Weekend Links

outdoor crafts

So far this month has been jam-packed with insightful education, Booklists, Activities and Resources for Kids and parents interested in raising global citizens.  I would like to share them this weekend as my Weekend Links Round-up. Enjoy! Marie’s Pastiche ALWAYS has amazing information for cultivating global citizens and this one caught my eye:”We really enjoyed […]

The Categorical Universe of Candice Phee by Barry Jonsberg Book Review & Activity

The Categorical Universe of Candice Phee

Guest post by Hannah Rials   The Categorical Universe of Candice Phee Candice Phee has a world of problems. Her best friend Douglas Benson is from another dimension and is extremely intent upon returning to his own dimension. Her fish is experiencing an identity crisis. Her mother is very sick, and her father is very […]

Secret Garden Wednesday: Nest Building

Bird Nest Treats

“If you want to see birds,you must have birds in your heart.” John Burroughs Every Wednesday you can drop by here and find new and special happenings in the Secret Garden. There’ll be crafts, great food, fun and laughter. So please be sure to come by and see us in our Secret Garden created just […]

Let’s Take an Adventure into the Great Bear Rainforest

great bear rainforest map

Today we’re on a quest for the Spirit Bear with twins Gannon and Wyatt in the Great Bear Rainforest up in Alaska. Have you ever imagined traveling the world ? Not only have we imagined it, we’ve done it. Can you imagine how happy we were to discover this wonderful book series Travels with Gannon […]

Secret Garden Wednesday: Sticky Toffee Pudding

A Snowy Day February 26th 2015

Happy Secret Garden Wednesday !!! Every Secret Garden Wednesday readers can drop by & find new and special happenings in the Secret Garden. There will be crafts, great food, fun and laughter. Last week was filled, and I mean filled, with ice, sleet… and finally a big dose of wonderful snow. Once the snow hit and […]