How to Be a Hero by Florence Parry Heide and Chuck Groenink

{Guest post by Hannah Rials} How to be a Hero Gideon, more than anything in the world, wants to be a hero. He doesn’t care about his nice house with his nice parents and all his toys. All he wants is his picture on the front page of the newspaper, to be a hero like […]

March 26th is Hug Your Dragon Day (according to ME)

March 26 is Make Up Your Own Holiday Day! Every year is filled with predetermined holidays, but this one gives people a chance to make up their own. And I did; it’s called Hug Your Dragon Day. Establishing an official national holiday is not an easy process. For example, in the 1800s Sarah Josepha Hale […]

World Forestry Day Is March 21- let’s head to the trees and READ!

From the mighty oaks to the endangered rainforests, did you know that trees are the oldest organisms on earth? How do trees help to purify the air we breathe? Where is the world’s largest tree? How do trees help to clean the air? Without trees and forests, the quality of the air we breeze would […]

For the love of Greek Mythology: The Adventures of Odysseus

As a family we love the Greek myths but we especially love this edition of Odysseus. The story is written in a way that my family of varying ages can grasp it and the illustrations are simply stunning and brilliantly colorful. Here’s a look at a journey into “The Odyssey” : This is the tale […]

Celebrate Mathematics on Pi Day

So what is “Pi Day?” Pi Day is celebrated on March 14th (3/14) around the world. Pi (Greek letter “”) is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant — the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter — which is approximately 3.14159. Pi has been calculated to over one trillion […]

Read an eBook Week: Fostering Diversity with the The Multicultural Children’s Day eBook

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 international following among digitally published authors and readers alike. This year’s event, which began March 5th and carried through to March 11th, brought authors from […]

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 […]

Weekend Links: A treasure trove of Seuss

In honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday (March 2) this first week of March has been filled with some delightful Seuss book apps and activities. Here’s a few of our favorites “Seuss-related” titles that have been showcased at Oceanhouse Media this last week: Dr. Seuss Beginner Book Collection #1  by Dr. Seuss: 5 classic Dr. Seuss […]

The Mysterious Benedict Society #bookreview and activities for Kids

‘The Mysterious Benedict Society‘ written by Trenton Lee Stewart and Illustrated by Carson Ellis may have been printed in 2008, but it is a timeless tale that still delights readers to this day. Age Range: 8 – 13 years Grade Level: 3 – 7 What would you do if you were specially chosen to take […]

Celebrating Read Across America Day 2017

Happy March everyone and a very happy birthday to one of our favorite authors, Dr. Seuss! It’s time to grab your hat and read with the cat. Or the kids. Or both. Not only is it Dr. Seuss’s birthday, but it’s Read Across America Day. This special day reminds adults everywhere to share their love of reading […]