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!

Celebrations, Childhood Unplugged, Guest Posts

Use Screen-Free Week 2019 to Jump Into A Book!

Guest Post from Rinny Yourman-Outreach Coordinator for Screen-Free Week Screen-Free Week is coming up April 29-May 5 – and it’s the perfect opportunity for children to Jump Into a Book!   Screen-Free Week 2019 Screen-Free Week is an annual, international celebration hosted by the nonprofit Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, that encourages children, families, schools, and… Read More Use Screen-Free Week 2019 to Jump Into A Book!

book review, Something To Do, Summer Reading Book Adventures

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

Book Extensions, book review, Something To Do

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

book review, Something To Do

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

book review, Booklists, Something To Do

Happy PB&J Day! Kidlit, Peanut Butter and Fluffernutter

Happy NATIONAL PEANUT BUTTER AND JELLY DAY! National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day is celebrated annually on April 2nd.  This food holiday is a classic favorite of many.  The average American will have eaten over 2000 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches by the time they graduate from high school. Even as an adult, on days when… Read More Happy PB&J Day! Kidlit, Peanut Butter and Fluffernutter