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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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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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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

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An Autumn #Kidlit Reading Bucket List {Guest Post by Hannah Rials}

Guest Post by Hannah Rials Bucket Lists are everywhere these days so it seems. From travel to family adventure, everyone has a list if things they dream of doing. Equally as fun as making the list is being able to tick things off as they go. Believe it or not, I too have a Bucket… Read More An Autumn #Kidlit Reading Bucket List {Guest Post by Hannah Rials}

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The Adventurers Guild #Giveaway and Review

This week Disney-Hyperion sent me a copy to check out, and is partnering with me for another great giveaway! The Adventures Guild is a new release from Disney-Hyperion from first time authors Zack Loran Clark and Nick Eliopulos. They are coffee drinking best friends who meet to play Dungeons and Dragons once a week. Zack… Read More The Adventurers Guild #Giveaway and Review

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Weekend Links: Kid-friendly Resources for National Hispanic Heritage Month

September may be drawing to a close, National Hispanic Heritage Month is in full swing! From September 15 to October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month; a national recognition thanks to The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and… Read More Weekend Links: Kid-friendly Resources for National Hispanic Heritage Month

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Beatrice Zinker,Upside Down Thinker #Review+#Giveaway

Disney-Hyperion sent me a copy to check out, and is partnering with me for a giveaway of Beatrice Zinker, Upside Down Thinker by Shelley Johannes. Oh how I loved this book. It’s vibrant and funny besides I can totally relate as I have raised 3 upside down thinkers. Come to think of it, I just… Read More Beatrice Zinker,Upside Down Thinker #Review+#Giveaway

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Great books for Banned Books Week 2017 | Sept. 24 – Sept. 30

It may have started in late September, but Banned Books Week is already providing this busy readers with all sorts of new children’s book ideas! Banned Books Week is the national book community’s annual celebration of the freedom to read. Hundreds of libraries and bookstores around the country draw attention to the problem of censorship… Read More Great books for Banned Books Week 2017 | Sept. 24 – Sept. 30