The Little Red Hen by Mary Finch {Guest Post by Hannah Rials}

The Little Red Hen

**Guest post by Hannah Rials The Little Red Hen by Mary Finch ‘ The lazy rooster and mischievous mouse can’t be bothered to help the Little Red Hen tend her ear of wheat. They can’t be bothered to help her take it to the miller either, or bake it into bread. But when her loaf […]

A Symphony of Whales Book Review- A Lyrical Whale-of-a-Tale

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Last week I put the below video on my personal Facebook page. I was completely awe inspired by the communication between these instrumentalist and the whales. So inspired I put on my Facebook that I’d like to have this very experience !!! Fellow book-lover Mia Wenjen of PragmaticMom wrote on my Facebook wall that I […]

The Girl with a Brave Heart: A Tale from Tehran by Rita Jahanforuz {Guest Post from Hannah Rials}

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The Girl with a Brave Heart: A Tale from Tehran by Rita Jahanforuz A book review from Hannah Rials As a baby, Shiraz’s mother died, and her father soon remarried, giving her a new mother and a sister to grow up with. But when her father died, everything changed. Shiraz’s stepmother forced her to do […]

Do You Like To Climb Trees ? Just Like Me Climbing a Tree: Exploring Trees Around the World

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In Just Like Me Climbing a Tree: Exploring Tress Around the World, award-winning author/illustrator Durga Yael Bernhard travels around the globe visiting 12 beautiful and favorite trees. Exploration and inquiry are the keys to unlocking the secrets and treasures of the trees. Each page asks a question: What if we swung from a tree branch as monkeys […]

Ready to Celebrate Poetry Month with The Dreamer?

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I’ve known for a long time that I wanted to share The Dreamer by Pam Munoz Ryan with you for National Poetry Month. The Dreamer is an invitation into the imaginative world of Pablo Neruda. Pablo Neruda is one of my favorite poets !! The Dreamer has allowed me to share my love of this […]

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

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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

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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}

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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

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“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 […]