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Telling an Unknown Story | Lilly Ann Granderson and Her Secret School

{guest post-Janet Halfmann, author of Midnight Teacher: Lilly Ann Granderson and Her Secret School}   It has long bothered me that some individuals, usually white as I am, have dozens of books written about them, while others from minority groups who have accomplished amazing things might not have a single book. So about fifteen years ago,… Read More Telling an Unknown Story | Lilly Ann Granderson and Her Secret School

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It’s all about Chickens and Pillows | New Picture Books from Laura Gehl

Who doesn’t love chickens? Or pillows? I know both bring a smile to my face 🙂 Apparently, Author Laura Gehl thought so as well because her two new picture books for kids is aaalllll about chickens…and pillows. My Pillow Keeps Moving! by author Laura Gehl and Illustrator Christopher Weyant. Jackie is a sweet pup who has… Read More It’s all about Chickens and Pillows | New Picture Books from Laura Gehl

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Celebrating #BlackHistoryMonth with books from Peachtree

It was this tweet that caught my eye and reminded me what an amazing publishing company Peachtree Publications is. For #BlackHistoryMonth, celebrate the African American accomplishments, contributions, experiences, and stories that have shaped the history and legacy of our diverse country. Empower young readers with these inspirational books! https://t.co/AWIrlezzhO #kidlit pic.twitter.com/SXKi4dd69J — Peachtree Publishers (@PeachtreePub)… Read More Celebrating #BlackHistoryMonth with books from Peachtree

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A diverse picture book that shares what life is like for child refugees

I’m so happy to share with you today a book from one of our Gold sponsors of Multicultural Children’s Book Day, Second Story Press. Second Story Press is a publisher of feminist-inspired books for young readers and adults. They are dedicated to publishing stories that feature strong female characters and explore themes of social justice,… Read More A diverse picture book that shares what life is like for child refugees

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Amazing Diverse Books Recommendations in honor of #ReadYourWorld

Welcome to Weekend Links! This is my once-a-week round up of the children’s books and kidlit that has crossed my path during my online travels. With Multicultural Children’s Book Day just around the corner (1/27/18 to be exact), as you can imagine my world is filled with eye-catching and relevant book titles that are a perfect… Read More Amazing Diverse Books Recommendations in honor of #ReadYourWorld

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First Snow by Bomi Park (and creative crafts with snow!)

So as the frost begins to form gorgeous patterns on the window of my study, and the fluffy whiteness of winter begins to flitter down from the sky, I think it might be a perfect time to share this wonderful book by Bomi Park. First Snow by Bomi Park (Chronicle Books): There’s something magical about… Read More First Snow by Bomi Park (and creative crafts with snow!)

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The Top 50 #KidlitBookReviews and Booklists at Jump Into a Book

Imagine my surprise (and glee!) a few days ago when I noticed that my latest post was actually Jump Into a Book’s 1001 blog post! That’s ONE THOUSAND (plus one) blog posts on books, activities and sharing my love of children’s literature! In hindsight I probably shouldn’t have been surprised. I’ve been creating unique book… Read More The Top 50 #KidlitBookReviews and Booklists at Jump Into a Book

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The Magician’s Elephant by Kate DiCamillo review and kirigami activity!

I’ve loved the book The Magician’s Elephant by Kate DiCamillo for years. This sweet tale is basically about when a fortuneteller’s tent appears in the market square of the city of Baltese and orphan Peter Augustus Duchene knows the questions that he needs to ask. This boy is filled with questions about his missing family and… Read More The Magician’s Elephant by Kate DiCamillo review and kirigami activity!

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Swedish Santa Lucia Traditions | Lucia: Child of Light

My house is buzzing with excitement as my family and prepare for Lucia Day on December 13th. On this special day, many Swedish people celebrate the legacy of Lucia and the coming of the light with coffee, saffron buns, ginger snaps, and wonderful singing. In addition to the story of the Svensson children, the book… Read More Swedish Santa Lucia Traditions | Lucia: Child of Light

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Diverse Holiday Books about Santa Lucia, Hanukkah, Diwali and Kwanzaa Traditions

It never ceases to amaze me how many beautiful and Diverse Holiday Books for kids that there are that celebrate this festive holiday season. Lately I’ve noticed quite a few of these Diverse Holiday Books about Santa Lucia, Hanukkah, Diwali and Kwanzaa Traditions so I thought I share a few that have either landed on my desk or… Read More Diverse Holiday Books about Santa Lucia, Hanukkah, Diwali and Kwanzaa Traditions