Blast Off! Free Curious George Gets a Medal Rocketship Craft and Activity!


Book Designer and Audrey Press Team Member Roscoe Welply originally created this delightful bookjump and craft for his own boys. The result was so enchanting we felt we need to do something special with it. For those who don’t know, Roscoe is the book designer and graphic designer behind much of JIAB and Audrey Press’ […]

Tiny Creatures: The World of Microbes

Tiny Creatures

The tiniest creatures accomplish some of the biggest jobs on the planet. This beautifully illustrated and cleverly written guide invites us into the microscopic world of microbes. Zoologist and author Nicola Davies welcomes us into the microscopic world in her book Tiny Creatures The world of Microbes.  Taking us on a journey through a microbe’s […]

Elephant Dance: A Journey to India by Theresa Heine {Guest Post by Hannah Rials}

Elephant Dance

Review of Elephant Dance: A Journey to India by Theresa Heine Guest post from Hannah Rials Summary: When Ravi’s grandfather comes to visit from India, Ravi and his family learn a lesson about their homeland. Ravi’s grandfather tells them of the sun that is like a roaring tiger, of the wind that is like a […]

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 […]

How do Pandas Eat With 3-Foot Chopsticks? A Chinese Happy New Year with Demi

The Pandas and their Chopsticks

Happy Lunar New Year. This week we’re celebrating Chinese New Year. Usually this means we go to our friends The Deng’s House and have an enormous feast and fireworks. This year however the Dengs are actually home in China, celebrating with their family and friends in Beijing. We want to wish all of you a […]

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 […]

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 […]