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Weekend Links: Books and Activities for Artsy Kids

Welcome to Weekend Links! This is my weekly chance to round up and share the best-of-the-best in children’s books and activities that I discover during my online travels. The cooler temps in my zip code makes me want to snuggle and do some creating. In case you were feeling the same, here are some wonderful Books… Read More Weekend Links: Books and Activities for Artsy Kids

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Introduce young crafters to embroidery | Stitching with Jane Foster

Kids and crafts go hand-in-hand and simple introductions to new skills are the best way to open the door to new loves that will follow them into adulthood. Experts say that adults who do crafts benefit in many ways since the effects of flow when creating something are similar to those of meditation. Imagine what crafting and… Read More Introduce young crafters to embroidery | Stitching with Jane Foster

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Telling an Unknown Story | Lilly Ann Granderson and Her Secret School

{guest post-Janet Halfmann, author of Midnight Teacher: Lilly Ann Granderson and Her Secret School}   It has long bothered me that some individuals, usually white as I am, have dozens of books written about them, while others from minority groups who have accomplished amazing things might not have a single book. So about fifteen years ago,… Read More Telling an Unknown Story | Lilly Ann Granderson and Her Secret School

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Authors, Books and Festivities for Read Across America Day!

During my morning coffee-and-Twitter ritual, this particular tweet caught my eye and gave me a moment of, “Holy cow! Read Across American Day is coming!” Time to share all of the Authors, Books, and Festivities for Read Across America Day. @courtenayfletcher rolled out this new illustration in honor of Read Across America Day, coming up on… Read More Authors, Books and Festivities for Read Across America Day!

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It’s all about Chickens and Pillows | New Picture Books from Laura Gehl

Who doesn’t love chickens? Or pillows? I know both bring a smile to my face 🙂 Apparently, Author Laura Gehl thought so as well because her two new picture books for kids is aaalllll about chickens…and pillows. My Pillow Keeps Moving! by author Laura Gehl and Illustrator Christopher Weyant. Jackie is a sweet pup who has… Read More It’s all about Chickens and Pillows | New Picture Books from Laura Gehl

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Book Pilgrimage: Visiting Astrid Lindgren’s Home in Sweden

As I type this post, I am enjoying the view from a farmhouse tucked deep into the landscape of Gotland, Sweden. Many of you know by now that I have some deep Swedish roots in my family. From food to vacations and books, I am always looking for ways to embrace my Swedish Heritage. This… Read More Book Pilgrimage: Visiting Astrid Lindgren’s Home in Sweden

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Celebrating #BlackHistoryMonth with books from Peachtree

It was this tweet that caught my eye and reminded me what an amazing publishing company Peachtree Publications is. For #BlackHistoryMonth, celebrate the African American accomplishments, contributions, experiences, and stories that have shaped the history and legacy of our diverse country. Empower young readers with these inspirational books! https://t.co/AWIrlezzhO #kidlit pic.twitter.com/SXKi4dd69J — Peachtree Publishers (@PeachtreePub)… Read More Celebrating #BlackHistoryMonth with books from Peachtree

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Children’s Books that Honor Black History Month

Welcome to weekend links! This is my opportunity to share all the wonderful links and book-related ideas I have come across along with a sprinkling of JIAB news. Now that the excitement of Multicultural Children’s Book Day is settling down to a dull roar, I am pleased to be able to shift my attention to even… Read More Children’s Books that Honor Black History Month