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Weekend Links: Re-visiting Miss Rumphius with new activities!

Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney is a classic. I’ve read it to a variety of nieces and nephews throughout the years, and my own children grab it often. Miss Rumphius is an old friend that we go back to again and again. Lately, I’ve noticed some wonder new activities inspired by this wonderful classic so… Read More Weekend Links: Re-visiting Miss Rumphius with new activities!

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Shelly Bean: The Sports Queen and the Brave Swim by Shelly Boyum-Breen

A new type of queen has entered the realm! Let’s hear it for Shelly Bean the Sports Queen! Thanks to author Shelly Boyum-Breen for giving me a review copy of this fine book. Shelly Bean the Sports Queen and the Brave Swim, is a read which pushes us to our limits and bravery of trying… Read More Shelly Bean: The Sports Queen and the Brave Swim by Shelly Boyum-Breen

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Celebrate Diversity Month with Books that Encourage Conversations

April is Celebrate Diversity Month and also an excellent time to discover new reads that foster empathy, increases awareness and encourages authentic conversations. Celebrate Diversity Month, started in 2004 to recognize and honor the diversity surrounding us all. By celebrating differences and similarities during this month, organizers hope that people will get a deeper understanding… Read More Celebrate Diversity Month with Books that Encourage Conversations

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Discover what Hidden Dangers lurk in this new #PictureBook from Chronicle!

They creep. They slither. They gallop, fly and swim. The world’s deadliest creatures can be hard to spot unless you are right on top of them! Author Lola M. Schaefer and illustrator, Tymn Armstrong explore 13 of the world’s deadliest creatures in the vibrant new picture book, Hidden Dangers published by Chronicle Books. About Hidden Dangers… Read More Discover what Hidden Dangers lurk in this new #PictureBook from Chronicle!

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#PictureBook Recommends for Read Aloud 15 Minutes Month

Reading aloud is a wonderful chance to share adventure, intrigue, and emotion – and that is irreplaceable. Connect with your child through a book and be transported to another time and place — together. March is the perfect time to create a new habit in honor of Read Aloud 15 Minutes Month. Books are such a… Read More #PictureBook Recommends for Read Aloud 15 Minutes Month

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Weekend Links: Picture Books that Celebrate #Sheroes

Welcome to Weekend Links! This weekend I feel the need to share Picture Books that Celebrate Sheroes. This particular compilation of my weekly “best of” book reviews, activities and resources is especially near-and-dear to my heart because I am focusing on the fact that March is Women’s History Month. The 2018 National Women’s History theme presents the… Read More Weekend Links: Picture Books that Celebrate #Sheroes

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April is National Poetry Month! Get a jump start with these creative ideas and resources

I know you may be thinking, hey, wait! It’s only March! Yes indeed it is but in my world Poetry Month in April is so exciting, we need a whole month to prepare! National Poetry Month was inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996. Over the years, it has become the largest literary celebration in the world… Read More April is National Poetry Month! Get a jump start with these creative ideas and resources

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Keeping our Girls in the Game | HOW TO COACH GIRLS Blog Tour!

Welcome to the HOW TO COACH GIRLS Blog Tour Party! Driven to find the answer to why girls were dropping out of sports at a rate 6 times that of boys, sports mom, Mia Wenjen, and Boston College Head Women’s Soccer Coach, Alison Foley created their book HOW TO COACH GIRLS to help keep our… Read More Keeping our Girls in the Game | HOW TO COACH GIRLS Blog Tour!