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Weekend Links: A Summer of Fun, Travel and Reading

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It’s time for Weekend Links! This is my chance to share the best-of-the-best in regards to bookish fun and resources that I have encountered over the course of the week.

Oh my! Can you believe it is almost August already? Summer is slipping by but it’s my hope that all families continue to get outside, experience the world and keep up on their summer reading until that first school bells rings. Speaking of summer adventures and reading, I spotted this on facebook. What a fabulous idea! I gathered a few more for you to enjoy as well. Happy reading!

THE RETURN OF THE FLOATING LIBRARYThe Floating Library is back for its third season this summer, with the 2015 Floating…

Posted by Publishers Weekly on Thursday, July 23, 2015

This last week I was in the lovely state of California and had the chance to enjoy the mighty redwoods. We are so inspired by these incredible trees. They are the oldest, tallest trees on the planet. Some of them are 1000 years old. It’s been a huge challenge to save these glorious trees from the blade of the lumber companies. Muir woods it a save haven for the redwoods. It’s our hope that our booklist will inspire you as well to make a trip to visit these ancient giants and become active in saving them for future generations.

redwood forest booklist

Dance can take so many shapes is a universal language across the globe. My friend Mia at PragmaticMom has a wonderful blog post and booklist on Diversity Dance Picture Books.

Diversity Dance Picture Books

The Logonauts has More Great Picture Books about Ramadan and Muslim

I know this is on the minds of MANY parents–Our Favorite Children’s Books for Back to School

Back to school Books

World Travel from you Couch? Yes, please! Books that Take Kids Around the World

world travel for kids

Global STEM Books for Elementary Students –  via All Donkey Monkey

Global Stem books
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Discover the joys of delving into this timeless children’s literature classic and see the Secret Garden through new eyes and a modern twist!

Kids and nature go hand-and-hand and enjoying the bounty that the great outdoors brings is not just a “summer thing.” The newest book from children’s book authors Valarie Budayr and Marilyn Scott-Waters teaches families everywhere to enjoy not only the great outdoors with month-by-month activities, but to jump deeper into the classic children’s tale, The Secret Garden! A Year in the Secret Garden is a delightful children’s book with over 120 pages, with 150 original color illustrations and 48 activities for your family and friends to enjoy, learn, discover and play with together. Grab your copy ASAP and “meet me in the garden!” More details HERE!
A Year in the Secret Garden