My kids are all grown, gone and way past the excitement and prep that goes along with All Hallows Eve. But I personally still enjoy every bit of the holiday through the eyes of young friends and neighborhood children. I also love seeing all of the new Halloween-themed books and activities that keep young minds… Read More Weekend Links-Halloween Books and Activities for Ghoulish Fun!
About five years ago, I started a revolution…..well…something I hope will be a revolution anyway 😉 It started when I was driving and saw a box of children’s books someone had put out for Curb Day. Curb Day is when residents of my area put unwanted items that are free for the taking curbside. Unable to resist… Read More Giving previously-loved kids books a new home: Book or Treat
Can you believe this is the 10 year anniversary of the inception of National Bullying Prevention Month? National Bullying Prevention Month is a nationwide campaign founded in 2006 by PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center. The campaign is held during the month of October and unites communities around the world to educate and raise awareness of… Read More Using Kidlit to Acknowledge National Bullying Prevention Month
Another busy week has just wrapped up here at JIAB headquarters. It was a bittersweet week of highs and lows as well. I was so sad to hear of Vera B Williams death. She contributed greatly to so many in the wonderful literature she wrote . You will be greatly missed Vera. Then there were… Read More Weekend Links As the end of October Nears
Last week Facebook was all a’buzz over a story of a Alameda County library who threw over 100,000 children’s books into a dumpster. Residents were enraged when they found out many of the books were only a few years old and he thought of such wastefulness did not sit well with the community. The library… Read More WEEKEND LINKS: What Would YOU do with 100K Books?
It’s time again for Weekend Links! This is my chance to share all of the fun, creative and educational blog posts I have encountered throughout the course of the week. Here are some of my favorites: Marie’s Pastiche is doing a whole series involving recipes from her French Canadian roots and WOW, there are some… Read More Weekend Links: Treats and Eats!
Last year I started a revolution…..well…something I hope will be a revolution anyway 😉 It started when I was driving and saw a box of children’s books someone had put out for Curb Day. I stopped and asked the homeowner if I could take them. On the way home I was thinking of what to… Read More Help Us Spread the Word: Book or Treat (A Book-ish Twist on Halloween)
It’s time for Weekend Links! This is my chance to share with my readers all the wonderful and inspiring things that I have come across in the course of my weekly Internet travels. As everyone knows I am passionate about diversity in children’s literature. This week several very good blog posts came to my attention… Read More Weekend Links: Great Books, Spooky Sales and Cool Events
Welcome back for the fourth installment of our series Read Around the Continents! So far we’ve read our way through Africa, South America and North America. This month we are exploring the reading, books, and culture of Eastern Europe! Eastern Europe Booklist for Kids The Multilingual Thesaurus of the European Union defines the following countries… Read More Read Around The Continents: Eastern Europe Booklist for Kids
It’s time for Weekend Links! This is my chance to share all the fun, inspiring and amazing kid-friendly links I have discovered in my Internet travels. As you would suspect, this week has been filled with discovering all sorts Halloween-related ideas, reads and activities. Here are a few of my favs: Love nature and want… Read More Weekend Links: Halloween Prep Time