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Celebrating World Water Day with H20 For Life + a Booklist for Kids

Do you realize that the average American uses the World Water Day, which occurs on 22 March every year, is about taking action to tackle the water crisis. Today, there are over 663 million people living without a safe water supply close to home, spending countless hours queuing or trekking to distant sources, and coping… Read More Celebrating World Water Day with H20 For Life + a Booklist for Kids

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Immigration and Nature Conservancy | Same Sun as Here #Kidlit Review

The topic of immigration, refugees and empathy have been high on my list as of late, probably because the Multicultural Children’s Book Team and I were working diligently to create and release the 2018 Classroom Empathy Kit. We are so proud of how this free kit for parents, caregivers, homeschoolers, educators and librarians turn out!… Read More Immigration and Nature Conservancy | Same Sun as Here #Kidlit Review

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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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Weekend Links- Sharing Outdoor Books and Crafts so kids #GetOutside

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. My work on area Secret Garden projects have kept me very busy, but… Read More Weekend Links- Sharing Outdoor Books and Crafts so kids #GetOutside

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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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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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Learn about Sufi Poetry | The Conference of the Birds #bookreview

This month I seem to have an unintentional “bird book-theme” going on! But, I really like it. Birds are both beautiful and mysterious and are often rooted in many legends and children’s fables. But some, like Moonbird, is just fascinating in their normal state. Recently I review Jacqueline Jules’ new book Feathers for Peacock; an… Read More Learn about Sufi Poetry | The Conference of the Birds #bookreview