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National Pollinators Week 2019 | Celebrating and Protecting our Pollinators

Pollinator Partnership is proud to announce that June 17-23, 2019 has been designated National Pollinator Week! National Pollinator Week is a time to celebrate pollinators and spread the word about what you can do to protect them. Twelve years ago the U.S. Senate’s unanimous approval and designation of a week in June as “National Pollinator Week”… Read More National Pollinators Week 2019 | Celebrating and Protecting our Pollinators

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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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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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Weekend Links: Bite-Sized Reading Tricks That Keep Kids Inspired

Welcome to Weekend Links! This is my favorite part of the week because I get to share the goodies, finds and resources that I have discovered over the course of the week during my online travels. This week, I want to focus on a unique idea when it comes to reading; simplify. Simplify as in;… Read More Weekend Links: Bite-Sized Reading Tricks That Keep Kids Inspired

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Weekend Links: Diverse Picture Books from around the World

Welcome to Weekend Links! This is my chance to share the best-of-the-best when it comes to books and booklists for young readers that I have discovered in my weekly online travels. As usual the Internet is buzzing with great facts, books and activities families can do surrounding the big beautiful world we all live in.  This weekend,… Read More Weekend Links: Diverse Picture Books from around the World

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Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl’s Courage Changed Music

{Guest post by Hannah Rials} Margarita Engle’s new book Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl’s Courage Changed Music is an inspiring story based on true events. And since I played drums in high school, this poem has a special place in my heart. Us female drummers have to stick together! Girl’s didn’t drum. That’s just the… Read More Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl’s Courage Changed Music

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A Day with Pippi Longstocking | Making your own Longstockings Activity

Pippi Longstocking is perhaps my first childhood book friend. Pippi is the ultimate kid’s kid and free spirit. She is able to lift strong policemen, climb tall houses and trees, rescue children from burning buildings and adults from their boring chatter. Pippi lives all alone in a large yellow and pink house, her mother died… Read More A Day with Pippi Longstocking | Making your own Longstockings Activity

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Weekend Links: Booklists that Help to #ReadYourWorld

Welcome to Weekend Links! Is summer whizzing by or what?? Reading is always an important part of our children’s lives no matter what time of year it is and so is helping our young readers learn about other cultures, religions and traditions through the pages of these books. Here are some great booklists and resources… Read More Weekend Links: Booklists that Help to #ReadYourWorld

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Book-Jumper Summer Reading: A Norse God and Viking Booklist!

We’re continuing on our Book-Jumper Summer Reading series path with a Norse God/Viking Week! On Monday we looked at the great series by Joanne Harris. I feel as if I know Joanne. She is with us everywhere we go. We simply can’t leave home without one of her books. I’ve enjoyed her adult fiction for… Read More Book-Jumper Summer Reading: A Norse God and Viking Booklist!