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Taking a Komodo Dragon for a stroll with Joan Proctor, Dragon Doctor

Imagine my delight when I saw that May is National Pet Month!  My eyes may have leaked a little too with happiness. Why? Because our family adores critters and (according to the last time I counted) we have 23 pets. In defense of myself…17 are fish. So that leaves a head count of one dog,… Read More Taking a Komodo Dragon for a stroll with Joan Proctor, Dragon Doctor

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A Diverse Picture Book about Tiny Living and BIG Adventures!

Many of us dream of downsizing and “living simple,” but one former paralegal has actively made that dream a reality. Living the tiny house lifestyle led to many positive connections, experiences, and adventures. And little did author B.A. Norrgard know, it would lead to a children’s book as well! The idea for a picture book… Read More A Diverse Picture Book about Tiny Living and BIG Adventures!

A Year in the Secret Garden, Something To Do

Weekend Links: Ways to Celebrate Screen-Free Week 2019!

Are you planning on celebrating Screen-Free Week 2019? The thought of being “screen-free” or “unplugged” may strike fear into the hearts of most kids (and adults), but taking the time to put down devices and live in the moment is an exceptionally healthy way to live. Over the years, we’ve watched the screen debate evolve as… Read More Weekend Links: Ways to Celebrate Screen-Free Week 2019!

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Seed Savers: A riveting Middle-Grade Chapter Book Series

It really feels like summer now. The weather has warmed up and we are beginning to enjoy more outside activities. This also means that school will be ending soon and the concerns of “summer reading slide” with be on every parent’s mind. Scholastic has an excellent report called 10 Critical Facts about Summer Reading that addresses the… Read More Seed Savers: A riveting Middle-Grade Chapter Book Series

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Tuntun: A Wildlife Conservation Picture Book that invites us to be Brave

Tuntun… it’s much more than a book. It’s a fun story with colorful illustrations that promote inclusion, it’s a vibrant picture book that invites young readers to be brave. The book is an adventure full of action, about a giant pink elephant who lives in Africa, but at the end, readers discover that almost all… Read More Tuntun: A Wildlife Conservation Picture Book that invites us to be Brave

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Sharing the Life Journeys of 3 Amazing Women Writers

{Guest post from author, Julie K. Rubini} The voice of justice in the world of sports. The most honored author of children’s literature. The original Nancy Drew ghostwriter. I have had the honor of sharing the life journeys of these three amazing women writers through the Biographies for Young Readers published by Ohio University Press.… Read More Sharing the Life Journeys of 3 Amazing Women Writers