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 […]

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 […]

51 Things to Make (out of egg carton, cardboard tubes and more!)

If I’m being really honest….by the end of this post you’ll have 204 things to make from items lying around the house such as paper plates, egg cartons, cardboard boxes and cardboard tubes. Fiona Hayes has so may creative ideas filling the pages of these books. They are an invitation to create new worlds, take […]

Whose Shadow Do I See? A sweet picture book by Rosalind Bunn

{Guest Post from Hannah Rials} Recently I had the chance to not only read, Whose Shadow Do I See By Rosalind Bunn (Illustrated by Mark Braught), I was able to meet the author as well! Falling asleep is hard. There are noises and shadows. What animals and monsters are waiting for little boys and girls […]

A Roundup of Courage and Bravery Books for Girls

The world seems more tuned in to the intention of tolerance, bravery, kindness, inclusion, understanding and courage these days. And I am incredibly glad they are. I love seeing people rising up, pulling together and “going high” when others “go low.” I love seeing people actively working to build a bridge of compassion and love […]

Weekend Links- a Roundup of Kidlit Pinterest Boards I Love

Welcome to the first Weekend Links of November! Hard to believe Black Friday and all the related holiday shopping is just weeks away. I was just getting used to it transitioning from summer to fall 🙂 This week I wanted to share some of the places on Pinterest where go for booklist ideas and children’s […]

Kidlit Graphic Novels You’ll Die For

Let me just say that the genre of comic books has been taken up a notch. When I was a kid a comic book was a magazine that we couldn’t wait for the next edition to come out. I’ve been loving the growth of the Kidlit Graphic Novels genre as it’s the perfect type of […]