Do You Have a Thinking Girl or Boy? It’s time for a Goosebottom Booklist

Multicultural Children’s Book Day came and went and WHAT an exciting day it was! To view the details, and see the huge book review Link-up, go here or here.  We had over 180 bloggers reviewing Multicultural and Diverse books for kids. It’s a great resource and a fun time is had by all. Now to […]

Amazing Multicultural Books-A Wisdom Tales Press Booklist

For the past couple of years I’ve had the pleasure of reviewing some incredibly well thought out and beautifully produced books. Multicultural in nature with a window to the world of global wisdom, Wisdom Tales Press sends an invitation to us all to explore and discover our world. From its inception, Wisdom Tales Press jumped […]

Weekend Links: Multicultural Links, Awards and Updates

Such an exciting week this week with great awards, reviews and victories! As you can imagine, much of my focus has been on the upcoming Multicultural Children’s Book Day Event (1/27) and all the excitement surrounding this national event. Bloggers are frantically reading books and publishing their reviews and activities. Here an example: Great review […]

The Snowed In Winter Book Festival-A Snowy Kidlit Booklist

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”). To finish I thought I’d share a few of our all time favorite books about snow. Hope you’ve enjoyed yourselves and have had a romping […]

The Snowed-In Winter Book Festival- The Blizzard by John Rocco

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 first […]

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 […]

A Holiday and Winter-themed Booklist for Kids

As the temps cool and I hear reports from friends that Old Man Winter has already come’a callin’ to their zip code, it makes me think about all of the books our family has read in the past that have something to do with snow, winter, and holidays. With that in mind, I decided to […]

Weekend Links- Swedish Christmas Booklists and More!

It’s time for Weekend Links! On any given day, you may hear as many as six different languages spoken in my home. My life and household has been diverse and multicultural for as long as I can remember. As the daughter of parents who emigrated from Sweden, I have been immersed in Nordic culture since […]

An Exceptionally Magical Winter Tomte Booklist!

It’s an exceptionally magical time of year. As I was pondering this the thought of my friend the “winter tomte” or “jul tomte” popped into my mind. Is there really such a thing ? Ah yes there really is such a thing as a winter tomte and this time of year especially we have many […]

The Code-Cracking Booklist (and An Hour of Code-cracking activities!)

The week of December 7-13 is a celebration of computers and computer science. The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries. Anyone, anywhere can organize an Hour of Code event. One-hour tutorials are available in over 40 languages. No experience needed. Ages 4 to 104. You can […]