Would you like me to define the word Potus for you? It’s not really a word, it’s an acronym which stands for President of the United States= P.O.T.U.S.!! So let’s head back to my question, what makes a good Potus? Today we go searching for that answer inside the pages of what else……our books. I… Read More What Makes a Good P.O.T.U.S. ? Book picks for President’s Day
When I think back to my childhood, I remember the whole list of books I loved and the imaginings that went along with them. I remember playing Little House on the Prairie, Little Women, Heidi and of course Mary from The Secret Garden. Other cherished moments that come to mind is discovering that my dad… Read More 10 Reasons We Will Always Read Kid’s Classics #readkidsclassics
Of course the big news this week was the occurrence and success of Multicultural Children’s Book Day on 1/27. This huge online nation event continues to grow and be successful beyond our wildest dreams. As you can imagine, it is a monumental amount of work for myself, co-founder Mia Wenjen and our support team of… Read More Weekend Links: The Thrill of Multicultural Children’s Book Day
Please join us on January 27th as we celebrate multicultural, diverse and inclusive books for kids for Multicultural Children’s Book Day. To help us with our mission to get diversity books into the hands of children, we are giving away a TON of books. Please join us for our Twitter party where we will be… Read More Ready for the Multicultural Children’s Book Day Twitter Party?
In the mood for some frightfully fun and spooky reads? Donna Davies, the Halloween Queen, channels her love of this haunting holiday into her charming, comical children’s books. She has released six books, including a coloring book, that all center around the legends of All Hallow’s Eve. Ms. Davies is a staunch supporter of local… Read More All Hallow’s Eve Press Review by Donna Davis
October is National Bullying Prevention Month Join the movement! The End of Bullying Begins with Me: that’s the message during PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Month in October. It’s a time when communities can unite nationwide to raise awareness of bullying prevention through events, activities, outreach, and education. Resources from PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center make… Read More National Bullying Prevention Month Booklists and Links
Yes it’s true, there was once a book series that I banned from my then 12 year old. What’s that you say? The Magic Book Lady banning books from her literate prone household? Happy Banned Books Week everyone. I’ve never been one who agrees with banning books. I believe in providing age appropriate reading materials… Read More I Can’t Believe I Banned A Book: Banned Books Week Booklist
August Pullman is a normal kid. He’s very smart and funny. He’s kind and loves deeply. There’s just one problem, one thing hindering him in life—his face. At birth, he suffered from a rare condition that left his facial features rather deformed. People are always surprised when they see August for the first time. They… Read More Hispanic Heritage Month Book Review: Wonder
September 15 to October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month. The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the generations of Hispanic Americans who have positively influenced and… Read More 33 Latino Middle Grade Chapter Books You Should Know
Today we go exploring in a completely “Viking” way! Our first stop is inside the pages of a new favorite for us called Odd and the Frost Giants by Neil Gaiman. I think Neil Gaiman is one of the most inventive authors out there. His writing style is simple, he keeps us engaged with every… Read More Odd and the Frost Giants #BookReview- Plus A Visit to a Viking Village!