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 […]

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 […]

World Read Aloud Day is February 16, 2017! Let’s Celebrate!

Read Aloud. Change the World. Celebrate World Read Aloud Day by reading aloud and taking action on behalf of the 758 million people who cannot read. World Read Aloud Day motivates children, teens, and adults to celebrate the power of words.  This global literacy movement is about taking action to show the world that the […]

Let’s Get Ready for International Book Giving Day! (2-14-17)

It’s almost #bookgivingday! This fun yearly event will occur on Tuesday 14th February 2017. Valentine’s Day is not the only thing happening on February 14th! Yes we’re giving ourselves a little book love to celebrate International Book Giving Day. International Book Giving Day takes place on February 14th each year. Our aim is to get books […]

The Last Snow of Winter (and a book-inspired soup recipe!)

Happy New Year! There are hints of snow in our forecast and I’ve talked to many friends in various parts of the world who are knee-deep in the stuff. Whether its the first snow, or the last, these natural acts are always filled with much anticipation. Winter is just beginning now, but before we know it, […]

MCBD Book Review Round-Up: Green Pants and Bronze and Sunflower

Another Multicultural Children’s Book Day has come and gone and again, I am happy to say the event was a huge success! Every year (for the last 4) on January 27th we celebrate all of the great diversity and multicultural Children’s books out there. I am a little late in getting these two reviews posted from […]

It’s Here! The Multicultural Children’s Day eBook is FREE until 1/31/17!

Starting Thursday, January 26th, through Tuesday, January 31st, our Multicultural Children’s Book Day ebook will be FREE on Amazon! Read Your World: A Guide to Multicultural Children’s Books for Parents and Educators is a “Best Of” list of diversity books lists for children contributed by 20 bloggers and 2 authors: Alex Baugh of Randomly Reading […]

Resources to Celebrate Multicultural Children’s Book Day All Year (guest post from Mia Wenjen)

Four and half years ago, Valarie Budayr of Jump Into a Book and I started Multicultural Children’s Book Day, an online holiday celebrated on January 27th to showcase diversity in children’s books. Our motivation was three fold: Literacy: We believe that if children can see themselves in books, particularly at that crucial period of time […]

Poetry For Kids: Emily Dickinson

Recently I’ve received many new poetry and prose books to review and want to share a few of them here in our new feature called, “The Poetry Corner.”   Just like our favorite books, poems are friends we can return to again and again. Born in Amherst, Massachusetts on December 10th 1830, Emily Dickinson lived […]