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An Autumn #Kidlit Reading Bucket List {Guest Post by Hannah Rials}

Guest Post by Hannah Rials Bucket Lists are everywhere these days so it seems. From travel to family adventure, everyone has a list if things they dream of doing. Equally as fun as making the list is being able to tick things off as they go. Believe it or not, I too have a Bucket… Read More An Autumn #Kidlit Reading Bucket List {Guest Post by Hannah Rials}

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The Adventurers Guild #Giveaway and Review

This week Disney-Hyperion sent me a copy to check out, and is partnering with me for another great giveaway! The Adventures Guild is a new release from Disney-Hyperion from first time authors Zack Loran Clark and Nick Eliopulos. They are coffee drinking best friends who meet to play Dungeons and Dragons once a week. Zack… Read More The Adventurers Guild #Giveaway and Review

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Weekend Links: Kid-friendly Resources for National Hispanic Heritage Month

September may be drawing to a close, National Hispanic Heritage Month is in full swing! From September 15 to October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month; a national recognition thanks to The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and… Read More Weekend Links: Kid-friendly Resources for National Hispanic Heritage Month

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Beatrice Zinker,Upside Down Thinker #Review+#Giveaway

Disney-Hyperion sent me a copy to check out, and is partnering with me for a giveaway of Beatrice Zinker, Upside Down Thinker by Shelley Johannes. Oh how I loved this book. It’s vibrant and funny besides I can totally relate as I have raised 3 upside down thinkers. Come to think of it, I just… Read More Beatrice Zinker,Upside Down Thinker #Review+#Giveaway

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Great books for Banned Books Week 2017 | Sept. 24 – Sept. 30

It may have started in late September, but Banned Books Week is already providing this busy readers with all sorts of new children’s book ideas! Banned Books Week is the national book community’s annual celebration of the freedom to read. Hundreds of libraries and bookstores around the country draw attention to the problem of censorship… Read More Great books for Banned Books Week 2017 | Sept. 24 – Sept. 30

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My book Dragons Are Real turns ONE!

Through all the crazy, hectic fun of summer it suddenly dawned on that I missed a huge milestone; that my award-winning book Dragons are Real celebrated it’s one year publishing anniversary! Dragon’s Are Real was published in early summer of 2016 and OH, how time has FLOWN! In that time this enchanting picture book has… Read More My book Dragons Are Real turns ONE!

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Words of Peace for Your Alphabet Tree (#bookreview and word activity)

Words of Peace At this very moment in time, cities like Charlottesville, VA are struggling with the glaring reality of hate. Such situations are appalling and sorrowful. And it reminds us to remind the next generation to practice Words of Peace instead of words of hate. The Alphabet Tree by Leo Lionni starts with letters which… Read More Words of Peace for Your Alphabet Tree (#bookreview and word activity)

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Exploring Bizarre Buildings and Surreal Structures | Curious Constructions

If your family are fans of shows like Expedition Unknown and Mysteries at The Museum, you will love one of the newest books from Chronicle Books; Curious Constructions: A Peculiar Portfolio of Fifty Fascinating Structures by Michael Hearst Among the pages of this colorful, nonfiction hardcover book, readers will get to “explore bizarre buildings, eclectic… Read More Exploring Bizarre Buildings and Surreal Structures | Curious Constructions