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#PictureBook Recommends for Read Aloud 15 Minutes Month

Reading aloud is a wonderful chance to share adventure, intrigue, and emotion – and that is irreplaceable. Connect with your child through a book and be transported to another time and place — together. March is the perfect time to create a new habit in honor of Read Aloud 15 Minutes Month. Books are such a… Read More #PictureBook Recommends for Read Aloud 15 Minutes Month

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A #Kidlit Book Round up for Women’s History Month (And 15 very Special Honorees)

This particular round-up of book reviews, activities and resources are especially near-and-dear to my heart because I am focusing on the fact that March is Women’s History Month. The 2018 National Women’s History theme presents the opportunity to honor women who have shaped America’s history and its future through their tireless commitment to ending discrimination… Read More A #Kidlit Book Round up for Women’s History Month (And 15 very Special Honorees)

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Weekend Links: Picture Books that Celebrate #Sheroes

Welcome to Weekend Links! This weekend I feel the need to share Picture Books that Celebrate Sheroes. This particular compilation of my weekly “best of” book reviews, activities and resources is especially near-and-dear to my heart because I am focusing on the fact that March is Women’s History Month. The 2018 National Women’s History theme presents the… Read More Weekend Links: Picture Books that Celebrate #Sheroes

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April is National Poetry Month! Get a jump start with these creative ideas and resources

I know you may be thinking, hey, wait! It’s only March! Yes indeed it is but in my world Poetry Month in April is so exciting, we need a whole month to prepare! National Poetry Month was inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996. Over the years, it has become the largest literary celebration in the world… Read More April is National Poetry Month! Get a jump start with these creative ideas and resources

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How a Bedtime Rhyme Led to a Promising Series from Moonjami Press

{Guest Blog post from Bianca Ksoll, author of The Mouse from Laos and founder of Moonjami Press} Like most moms of two toddlers I read millions of books every night (and day), somewhere in my sleep-deprived stupor after my second child’s birth I began writing a rhyme in German, my spouse’s native tongue. For some… Read More How a Bedtime Rhyme Led to a Promising Series from Moonjami Press

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Introduce young crafters to embroidery | Stitching with Jane Foster

Kids and crafts go hand-in-hand and simple introductions to new skills are the best way to open the door to new loves that will follow them into adulthood. Experts say that adults who do crafts benefit in many ways since the effects of flow when creating something are similar to those of meditation. Imagine what crafting and… Read More Introduce young crafters to embroidery | Stitching with Jane Foster