Brown Girl Dreaming and delving into the topic of memoir

Jacqueline Woodson is a woman who on a couple of occasions has had me coming out of my seat and screaming my head off as I do the Dance for Joy. The very first time this happened is when I was sitting at my computer on January day in 2015 listening to the ALA awards […]

Maya’s Blanket: La Manta De Maya Book Review #ReadYourWorld

Multicultural Children’s Book Day is nearly here! MCCBD2016 Sponsor and multicultural publisher Lee and Low, since it’s inception, has been committed to multicultural and diverse literature for children. We are honored to have them as a Silver Sponsor of this year Multicultural Children’s Book Day What if the objects we love most in our lives […]

What Would You Do For The Right To Learn? Malala Yousafzai’s Story

It’s nearly time, yes ….it’s nearly time for Multicultural Children’s Book Day on January 27th! We’ll be having a huge and ginormous celebration which I’ll tell you a little more about later. We wouldn’t be able to share in the joy of diverse and multicultural books and publishing if it weren’t for our generous sponsors. […]

The Snowed In Winter Book Festival- Snowflake Bentley

Welcome to the Snowed-In Winter Book Festival! One of the things I love most about winter is SNOW and being “snowed in” seems to happen frequently (whether officially…or “by choice”). So I’ve decided to dedicate an entire week of posts to our favorite snow books and the things we can do with them. Our book […]

The Snowed-In Winter Book Festival- The Story of the Snow Children

Welcome to the Snowed-In Winter Book Festival! One of the things I love most about winter is SNOW and being “snowed in” seems to happen frequently (whether officially…or “by choice”). So I’ve decided to dedicate an entire week of posts to our favorite snow books and the things we can do with them. Our book […]

The Snowed-In Winter Book Festival-Snow by Uri Shulevitz

Welcome to the Snowed-In Winter Book Festival! One of the things I love most about winter is SNOW and being “snowed in” seems to happen frequently (whether officially…or “by choice”). So I’ve decided to dedicate an entire week of posts to our favorite snow books and the things we can do with them. Our book […]

The Snowed In Winter Book Festival-The Story of Snow

Welcome to the Snowed-In Winter Book Festival! One of the things I love most about winter is SNOW and being “snowed in” seems to happen frequently (whether officially…or “by choice”). So I’ve decided to dedicate an entire week of posts to our favorite snow books and the things we can do with them. Our book […]

Cold Weather Activities Wrapped Around Reading

The holidays are over and with a combination of sadness and relief, our thoughts are now turning to the winter months. This can bring about a feeling of excitement for many parents, or a robust feeling of dread! As the temps dip and the days get shorter , families tend to move from an outdoor […]

Santa Lucia Morning in Sweden Book Review (and some Glögg)

This beautiful book about the Swedish holiday Sankta Lucia has become a read-a-loud favorite in this house. This beautiful book has become a read-a-loud favorite in this house. Ewa Rydåker and illustrator Carina Ståhlberg have truly captured the spirit of “living” the Lucia tradition each year. The book tells the old story of Sankta Lucia […]

Exploring the realm of space: Finn’s Rocket Book Review

The world is a place to be explored, and in Finn’s Rocket, Finn and his little Sister Gabriella go beyond the bounds of earth into the little-explored realm of space. But this was not exactly in the plans for these two siblings. Both Gabi and Finn are very intelligent, which wins them both spots at […]