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Weekend Links: #Kidlit books that make us want to head for the forest

Welcome to weekend links! I love this day because I get to share the best-of-the-best of what I have found on the Internet this past week. This week the sunning is shining brightly in Maryville and the flowers are in full bloom. Have you ventured into the woods lately? The forest is filled with tranquility,… Read More Weekend Links: #Kidlit books that make us want to head for the forest

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Composting and Kids-It’s a “thing” (sustainable living books for kids)

My infatuation with science-themed books for kids continues! This week, let’s talk about MICROBES. The tiniest creatures accomplish some of the biggest jobs on the planet and one of these jobs involves the act of Composting. The thought makes some people shudder, but composting is an excellent way to help the health of our planet. Composting is… Read More Composting and Kids-It’s a “thing” (sustainable living books for kids)

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#KidlitBooks to remind your readers why Science is Awesome

{guest post from Hannah Rials} Science and kids…it’s seems to go hand-in-hand like summer and fun. Science is also the “S” in S.T.E.M; something that is on the radar of all teachers and parents these days. Lucky for us, the books and resources to encourage the love of science is abundant and more and more… Read More #KidlitBooks to remind your readers why Science is Awesome

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A Year in the Secret Garden turns THREE! #ChildhoodUnplugged

Hard to believe it was three years ago that co-author, Marilyn Scott-Waters and I released our much-anticipated book, A Year in the Secret Garden, to a new generation of families THREE years ago! Where does time go? This book came to be because, Marilyn Scott-Waters, a delightfully creative person who also happened to be a… Read More A Year in the Secret Garden turns THREE! #ChildhoodUnplugged

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Are trees magical? The kidlit book, The Wish Tree, may hold the answer

The Wish Tree is yet another amazing book from Chronicle Books (one of our MCBD 2017 Bronze Sponsors). Charles and his friend Boggan know that there is a wish tree in the woods, and they go on a journey to find it, despite the disbelief of Charles’s sister and brother. He doesn’t need their blessings.… Read More Are trees magical? The kidlit book, The Wish Tree, may hold the answer

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Finger Print: Princesses and Fairies and 100 Other Magical Creatures!

{guest post from Hannah Rials} Finger Print: Princesses and Fairies and 100 Other Magical Creatures Create engaging art activities with your children – at home or in the classroom. Packed with fun step-by-step instructions, this book teaches you how to make 30 classic fairytale characters including nymphs, fairies, princesses, butterflies, and angels with only the… Read More Finger Print: Princesses and Fairies and 100 Other Magical Creatures!

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A Picture Book About Kindness and Overcoming Fears-Peep and Egg: I’m Not Trick or Treating

This week I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to review Peep and Egg: I’m Not Trick or Treating by author Laura Gehl. The book is truly a book not only about facing fears, but being kind and compassionate as well. Laura has crafted this special book in a way that it gives us a fresh look… Read More A Picture Book About Kindness and Overcoming Fears-Peep and Egg: I’m Not Trick or Treating

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International Fairy House Week and some Fairy House Fun

June 21st-28th is International Fairy House Week! Build a Fairy House or Den to help raise awareness of the importance of nature and creativity in a child’s life. When my oldest was 7 she was given a gift which has forever been a staple in this house when it comes to fairies. This lovely book, The Complete Book… Read More International Fairy House Week and some Fairy House Fun