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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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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

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#ReadtheWorldMKB Summer Reading Series! The Rock Maiden: A Chinese Tale of Love and Loyalty

Today I’m participating in the MKB Read Around the World Summer Reading Series. The multicultural location we have chosen to visit is Hong Kong and the book I am reviewing is yet another gorgeous offering from Wisdom Tales Press; The Rock Maiden: A Chinese Tale of Love and Loyalty by Natasha Yim Subject(s): Age level: Juvenile Fiction… Read More #ReadtheWorldMKB Summer Reading Series! The Rock Maiden: A Chinese Tale of Love and Loyalty

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Composting and Kids-It’s a “thing” (sustainable living books for kids)

My infatuation with science-themed books for kids continues! This week, let’s talk about MICROBES. The tiniest creatures accomplish some of the biggest jobs on the planet and one of these jobs involves the act of Composting. The thought makes some people shudder, but composting is an excellent way to help the health of our planet. Composting is… Read More Composting and Kids-It’s a “thing” (sustainable living books for kids)

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#KidlitBooks to remind your readers why Science is Awesome

{guest post from Hannah Rials} Science and kids…it’s seems to go hand-in-hand like summer and fun. Science is also the “S” in S.T.E.M; something that is on the radar of all teachers and parents these days. Lucky for us, the books and resources to encourage the love of science is abundant and more and more… Read More #KidlitBooks to remind your readers why Science is Awesome