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Atlas of Animal Adventures by Rachel Williams and Emily Hawkins

Guest post from Hannah Rials’ Reviewing Atlas of Animal Adventures by Rachel Williams Woah, okay this book has it all! Go on a journey across our planet discovery the amazing wildlife living in our forests, oceans, trees, and dirt! Crazy some creatures make their homes, huh? The Atlas of Animal Adventures is a thick book has some… Read More Atlas of Animal Adventures by Rachel Williams and Emily Hawkins

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#ReadtheWorldMKB Summer Reading Series! The Rock Maiden: A Chinese Tale of Love and Loyalty

Today I’m participating in the MKB Read Around the World Summer Reading Series. The multicultural location we have chosen to visit is Hong Kong and the book I am reviewing is yet another gorgeous offering from Wisdom Tales Press; The Rock Maiden: A Chinese Tale of Love and Loyalty by Natasha Yim Subject(s): Age level: Juvenile Fiction… Read More #ReadtheWorldMKB Summer Reading Series! The Rock Maiden: A Chinese Tale of Love and Loyalty

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Fort Ideas for Kids! (Activities for kids inspired by The Faraway Tree)

{Guest post from Donna Ashton} A Note from Me (Valarie): Donna is a special friend. We love creating, nature , and brainstorming on how to provide resources and activities for families. We’ve spent hours on the phone in great conversations and recently we’ve been working on a project together which we will announce very soon… Read More Fort Ideas for Kids! (Activities for kids inspired by The Faraway Tree)

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Composting and Kids-It’s a “thing” (sustainable living books for kids)

My infatuation with science-themed books for kids continues! This week, let’s talk about MICROBES. The tiniest creatures accomplish some of the biggest jobs on the planet and one of these jobs involves the act of Composting. The thought makes some people shudder, but composting is an excellent way to help the health of our planet. Composting is… Read More Composting and Kids-It’s a “thing” (sustainable living books for kids)

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The Girl with a Brave Heart: A Tale from Tehran #kidlitbookreview

The Girl with a Brave Heart: A Tale from Tehran by Rita Jahanforuz is a traditional tale about a kind, wise Persian girl named Shiraz. As a baby, Shiraz’s mother died, and her father soon remarried, giving her a new mother and a sister to grow up with. But when her father died, everything changed. Shiraz’s… Read More The Girl with a Brave Heart: A Tale from Tehran #kidlitbookreview

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Follow the Moon Home: A tale of one idea, twenty kids, and hundred sea turtles

{guest post by Hannah Rials} Follow the Moon Home: A tale of one idea, twenty kids, and hundred sea turtles by Philippe Cousteau and Deborah Hopkinson maybe a long title, but the book is a quick and delightful read for kids. “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get… Read More Follow the Moon Home: A tale of one idea, twenty kids, and hundred sea turtles

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Encouraging Free Range Kids- A Secret Garden Tea Party to Remember

It’s time for another Secret Garden Wednesday!  The blooming of flowers, buzzing of bees, summer travel planning and even a new batch of fox kits in my backyard has me hungering to be outside in the garden even more these days. If you’d been following along, you know we have be revisiting some wonderful A… Read More Encouraging Free Range Kids- A Secret Garden Tea Party to Remember

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Revisiting Secret Garden Wednesday-Sticky Toffee Pudding

Happy Secret Garden Wednesday! If you’ve been following along, the last four Wednesdays have been filled with A Year in the Secret Garden inspired crafts, recipes and nature activities. Traditionally speaking snow days are behind us and so are the comfort foods that go along with chillier weather. In the past when there’s been snowy… Read More Revisiting Secret Garden Wednesday-Sticky Toffee Pudding