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Fiona the Hippo and Fiona’s Pool Party!

**A huge “thank you” to Zonderkidz for partnering with me for this review!** Baby “anything” is always enough to melt someone’s heart. But baby hippos? Show-stoppers! That’s why I was so thrilled to receive a copy of the new picture book about Fiona, the adorable internet sensation from the Cincinnati Zoo who captured hearts around the world with… Read More Fiona the Hippo and Fiona’s Pool Party!

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Aru Shah and the End of Time: A Diverse Middle Reader book that dives into Hindu Mythology

I adore middle reader books that not only tell an amazing story but also shine the spotlight on a unique tradition, culture or religion. Aru Shah and the End of Time is one such diverse middle reader book! AND, if you enjoy books like Percy Jackson or Dasgupta’s Serpent Secret, then this is a series… Read More Aru Shah and the End of Time: A Diverse Middle Reader book that dives into Hindu Mythology

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15 Coding Books for Inquisitive Young Minds

A growing number of children’s books authors are using fiction to teach the fundamentals of coding, a trend that has coincided with a push by Silicon Valley to fund and expand technology training in schools. Coding is the little thing that makes software, apps, and websites possible.  In the simplest terms, it’s very specific, step by… Read More 15 Coding Books for Inquisitive Young Minds

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Beautiful Picture Books that Address the Effects of Deforestation on Animals

Teaching children about environmental awareness issues can be challenging, especially when dealing with complex issues. Three new children’s picture books from Happy Fox Box introduce important environmental issues in a gentle fashion. These books captured my heart immediately. Not because they are beautiful picture books, but because they share colorful stories of deforestation and how it affects… Read More Beautiful Picture Books that Address the Effects of Deforestation on Animals

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Weekend Links: A round-up of STEM and STEAM Books for Kids!

Providing books and activities for kids that support STEM and STEAM is a big deal these days. But first, what is STEM and STEAM? STEM: STEM is an educational curriculum that combines science, technology, engineering, and math. It is meant to be a comprehensive approach; instead of teaching each subject separately, educators aim to incorporate some or… Read More Weekend Links: A round-up of STEM and STEAM Books for Kids!

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Summer Reading with STEM Activity Books from QuartoKids

Kids should be getting outside, exploring their world, reading books, and every else like that to live a balanced life. It’s a tough balance. We want them to be outside soaking up the sun’s vitamins, but we also want to keep their minds stimulated and active.  And we  all know, if given the choice, our… Read More Summer Reading with STEM Activity Books from QuartoKids

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Old Whiskers Escapes! {A President Benjamin Harrison Adventure}

It always warms my heart when I see historic stories from our past re-told in fun and modern ways. I especially adore stories that reveal fun stories about this Nation’s leaders that prove that Presidents are people too! That is exactly what the charming picture book, Old Whiskers Escapes! does. Did you know that President… Read More Old Whiskers Escapes! {A President Benjamin Harrison Adventure}

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The Extraordinary Mark Twain (According to Susy) | #ReadKidsClassics

As I’m sifting and creating the Tom Sawyer book adventure for “Jump Into A Book,” I’ve found myself laughing, loving, and living inside the pages of this Mark Twain masterpiece and above all else classic piece of American literature. Oftentimes I’ve thought of Mark Twain as the same thing as Tom Sawyer but when I really… Read More The Extraordinary Mark Twain (According to Susy) | #ReadKidsClassics

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#ReadKidsClassics | Celebrating Author Virginia Lee Burton

When you hear Virginia Lee Burton, the author’s name may bring to mind a well-loved steam shovel and his friend Mike Mulligan… …or a sweet little house… …and a snow plow named Katy. But recently we have stumbled onto two other Virginia Lee Burton books that we just had to share. The Song of Robin… Read More #ReadKidsClassics | Celebrating Author Virginia Lee Burton