An Air of Mystery: Middle Reader Mystery Books & Activity Round-up

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Lately, I have been in the mood for a good mystery and I also remember when my kids were growing up how much joy they got out of books like the Nancy Drew series and the Hardy Boys Mystery series. It seems to me that kidlit mystery books these days just keep getting better and […]

Want to teach your kids how to be kind ? A Kindness Booklist for Kids

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I’ve always thought the best way to teach my kids to be kind is to be kind myself. While that’s a really good start, I can’t be with them all day long and life is filled with opportunities to be both kind and unkind. This got me thinking, what books are out there that teach […]

The Rainforest Booklist in honor of World Rainforest Week!

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This week we’re celebrating World Rainforest Week (Oct 12th – Oct 18th) with a Rainforest Booklist. Did you know that: Rain forests are important to our global ecosystem? Rain forests: Provide a home to many plants and animals. Help stabilize our world’s climate. Protect us against flood, drought, and erosion. Are a source for some […]

A Pony Express Book List and Some Things To Do

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On this day in 1858, Buterfield and Company agreed to carry the mail out west starting in Missouri and ending in California. The 2800 mile Westward journey would take 24 days. The mail was delivered twice weekly using overland coaches, mules and horses. Two years later, with the threat of the Civil War looming, the […]

The Banish Bullying Booklist: Reading Our Way to Awareness

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It’s National Bullying Prevention Awareness month and the best way to bring awareness to this very big problem is to provide a booklist to get everyone started. Let’s take active steps to banish bullying for good. National Bullying Prevention Month is a campaign in the United States founded in 2006 by PACER’s National Center for […]

Weekend Links: Booklists Upon Booklists!

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Booklist and more Booklists! This week has revealed tons of wonderful booklist for readers and parents to enjoy. Here are some of my top picks: 9 Poetry books for kids from the Pleasantest Thing The Jenny Evolution has an amazing list of 50 Amazing Chapter Books for Boys!  Jacquie from KCEdventures offered up Around the […]

Shiver me Timbers! It’s a Talk Like a Pirate Day Book List Round-up! {And Free Gift}

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International Talk Like A Pirate Day is celebrated in more than 40 countries worldwide. It is a fun day that involves people talking like pirates. Some people dress in pirate costumes as well. It is celebrated among fans in countries such as Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States. In the past, we’ve […]

Weekend Links: Links & Reads to Support International Literacy Day!

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Monday, September 8th is International Literacy Day. Here are some facts about literacy and the event as well: Some 775 million adults lack minimum literacy skills; one in five adults is still not literate and two-thirds of them are women; 60.7 million children are out-of-school and many more attend irregularly or drop out. To raise […]

Kid Writing and Biographies: Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson {Guest Post from The Unconventional Librarian}

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I am so happy to be able to welcome the funnest librarian on the planet, Pam Margolis from the Unconventional Librarian and her post; Kid Writing and Biographies: Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson to the Discover Your World Summer Reading Extravaganza! I believe that growing up in the South during the civil rights era […]

WEEKEND LINKS-Build a Summer Reading List So Kids Can Discover our World

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The Internet is just a buzzin with planning, thoughts and activity prep for the upcoming summer reason. If you are like me, this time of year when school and is ending and summer is beginning is met with with a mixture of excitement and dread. Excitement for all the fun family plans, adventures and travel […]