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Words of Peace for Your Alphabet Tree (#bookreview and word activity)

Words of Peace At this very moment in time, cities like Charlottesville, VA are struggling with the glaring reality of hate. Such situations are appalling and sorrowful. And it reminds us to remind the next generation to practice Words of Peace instead of words of hate. The Alphabet Tree by Leo Lionni starts with letters which… Read More Words of Peace for Your Alphabet Tree (#bookreview and word activity)

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Exploring Bizarre Buildings and Surreal Structures | Curious Constructions

If your family are fans of shows like Expedition Unknown and Mysteries at The Museum, you will love one of the newest books from Chronicle Books; Curious Constructions: A Peculiar Portfolio of Fifty Fascinating Structures by Michael Hearst Among the pages of this colorful, nonfiction hardcover book, readers will get to “explore bizarre buildings, eclectic… Read More Exploring Bizarre Buildings and Surreal Structures | Curious Constructions

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#ReadtheWorldMKB Summer Reading Series! The Rock Maiden: A Chinese Tale of Love and Loyalty

Today I’m participating in the MKB Read Around the World Summer Reading Series. The multicultural location we have chosen to visit is Hong Kong and the book I am reviewing is yet another gorgeous offering from Wisdom Tales Press; The Rock Maiden: A Chinese Tale of Love and Loyalty by Natasha Yim Subject(s): Age level: Juvenile Fiction… Read More #ReadtheWorldMKB Summer Reading Series! The Rock Maiden: A Chinese Tale of Love and Loyalty

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#KidlitBooks to remind your readers why Science is Awesome

{guest post from Hannah Rials} Science and kids…it’s seems to go hand-in-hand like summer and fun. Science is also the “S” in S.T.E.M; something that is on the radar of all teachers and parents these days. Lucky for us, the books and resources to encourage the love of science is abundant and more and more… Read More #KidlitBooks to remind your readers why Science is Awesome

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Picture Books and Activities that encourage Rainy Day Play

{Guest post by Hannah Rials} The kids are home and it’s raining. You know what comes next, right? “I’m bored!!!” “There’s nothing to do!” “Moooooooom!!!” Yes, I know you know what I’m talking about. They can’t go outside because it’s too soggy out there and you really don’t want them sitting like zombies in front… Read More Picture Books and Activities that encourage Rainy Day Play

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For the love of Greek Mythology: The Adventures of Achilles by Hugh Lupton

  I am not sure if it’s the changing of the seasons or just the busy-ness of my life, but I’ve been in the mood to snuggle up with some of our favorite Greek Mythology books lately! Last month I shared a family favorite; The Adventures of Odysseus. This wonderful story, paired with vibrant illustration still… Read More For the love of Greek Mythology: The Adventures of Achilles by Hugh Lupton

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Read an eBook Week-2 Kids’ ebooks about bullying, empathy and forgiveness

A while back I discovered these 2 delightful ebooks and it seems incredibly timely to share them again with my readers during Read an eBook Week! First conceived by author Rita Toews more than nine years ago as a response to the stagnant acceptance of electronic reading, Read An E-Book Week has slowly built a strong… Read More Read an eBook Week-2 Kids’ ebooks about bullying, empathy and forgiveness