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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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Encouraging Free Range Kids- A Secret Garden Tea Party to Remember

It’s time for another Secret Garden Wednesday!  The blooming of flowers, buzzing of bees, summer travel planning and even a new batch of fox kits in my backyard has me hungering to be outside in the garden even more these days. If you’d been following along, you know we have be revisiting some wonderful A… Read More Encouraging Free Range Kids- A Secret Garden Tea Party to Remember

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Revisiting Secret Garden Wednesday: discussing children’s hunger issues

Every Wednesday you can drop by here and find new and special happenings in the Secret Garden. There will be crafts, great food, fun and laughter. So please be sure to come by and see us in our Secret Garden created just for you. In the Secret Garden, hunger plays an important role. It shows… Read More Revisiting Secret Garden Wednesday: discussing children’s hunger issues

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Greek Mythology for young readers: The Adventures of Achilles by Hugh Lupton

  I am not sure if it’s the changing of the seasons or just the busy-ness of my life, but I’ve been in the mood to snuggle up with some of our favorite Greek Mythology books lately! Last month I shared a family favorite; The Adventures of Odysseus. This wonderful story, paired with vibrant illustration still… Read More Greek Mythology for young readers: The Adventures of Achilles by Hugh Lupton

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Bright ideas for Celebrating Appreciate a Dragon Day (1/16/17)

As you can tell from my past blog posts and books I have written…I LOVE Dragons! To me, Dragons are not the scary, fire-breathing beasts that fiction makes them out to be. The Dragons from my childhood were a fun-loving lot who craved sweets, loved to dance and the only thing they devoured was BOOKS 🙂… Read More Bright ideas for Celebrating Appreciate a Dragon Day (1/16/17)

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51 Things to Make (out of egg carton, cardboard tubes and more!)

If I’m being really honest….by the end of this post you’ll have 204 things to make from items lying around the house such as paper plates, egg cartons, cardboard boxes and cardboard tubes. Fiona Hayes has so may creative ideas filling the pages of these books. They are an invitation to create new worlds, take… Read More 51 Things to Make (out of egg carton, cardboard tubes and more!)

Multicultural Children's Book Day

An Important and Timely Message About the Diverse World we Live in.

I am sure that I am not alone when I say the events of days and weeks surrounding this Presidential Election has been upsetting and concerning. Now more than ever, we need to band together, in strength and understanding, in a united race; the human race. This realization has also made me incredibly grateful to… Read More An Important and Timely Message About the Diverse World we Live in.

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Whispering Woods-Tales from the Caledonian Forest (and some Scottish Folklore)

  Whispering Woods-Tales from the Caledonian Forest is a magical and enchanting walk through the Scottish forest told by Alan Crawford and exquisitely illustrated by Susan Gray. Author Alan Crawford invites us to sit by the fire and read this collection of tales aloud, and that’s exactly what our family did. Whispering Woods is a collection… Read More Whispering Woods-Tales from the Caledonian Forest (and some Scottish Folklore)