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!

International Literacy Day

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}

An Unconventional Librarian

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 […]

Let’s Celebrate Children’s Book Week! {Linky Party}

Children's Book Week!

  It’s Children’s Book Week!! — {May 12-18, 2014} Children’s Book Week is the annual celebration of books for young people and the joy of reading. Established in 1919, Children’s Book Week is the longest-running national literacy initiative in the country. Every year, commemorative events are held nationwide at schools, libraries, bookstores, homes — wherever […]

Earth Day Booklist and Ginormous 10 Book Giveaway!

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  Wherever you are on this beautiful planet it’s time to celebrate the diversity and nature which lives here. There has been much talk of late as to global warming, nature deficit disorder, and many other topics which suggest that we are becoming completely disconnected from our life source “The Planet.” Not only are we […]

Read Around The Continents: Australia/Oceania Reading List

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  Welcome back for our fifth installment of our series Read Around the Continents! So far we’ve read our way through Western Europe,  Eastern Europe,  Africa, South America and North America. This month we are exploring the reading, books and culture of Australia/Oceania! FROM WIKIPEDIA-Oceania (UK /ˌoʊʃɪˈɑːniə, ˌoʊsɪ-/[1] or US /ˌoʊʃiːˈæniə/),[2] also known as Oceanica,[3] […]

A Barefoot Book Holiday Gift Book List

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**some of these links are affiliate links   I love Barefoot Books.   I have been a fan of these high quality, unique and meaningful books for years. Every time I visit their website, I spend a lot of time “ooohh-ing” and “aahhh-ing” over their awesome titles, vibrant illustrations and multicultural topics. Barefoot Books is […]

7 Cold Weather Activities That Involve Books

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Halloween’s over, and with a combination of sadness and relief, our thoughts are now turning to the winter months. As the temps dip and the days get shorter , families are moving from an outdoor focus to more of an indoor one. No matter where you live, colder seasons are perfect for reading old classic […]

Read Around The Continents: 24 Children’s Books About Western Europe

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  Welcome back for our fifth installment of our series Read Around the Continents! So far we’ve read our way through Eastern Europe,  Africa, South America and North America.  This month we are exploring the reading, books and culture of Western Europe! Western Europe is the region comprising the westerly countries of Europe. While the […]

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