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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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A kidlit book about Ornithology and moving through grief (+Giveaway)

Happy New Year Everyone! Wishing you a year full of great reads in the coming months. Just a reminder that Multicultural Children’s Book Day is on January 27th. We have over 350 book reviewers signed up to review a multitude of amazing diverse children’s an YA books. We are also in the midst of planning… Read More A kidlit book about Ornithology and moving through grief (+Giveaway)

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October #ReadKidsClassics: The Midnight Farm by Reeve Lindberg

Welcome to my October installment of the Read Kid’s Classics Challenge! I’m so glad you’re here and I can hardly wait to see what you’re reading as well. As many of you already know, I am a huge fan of children’s classics and over the years my family has actively read old classics and discovered new… Read More October #ReadKidsClassics: The Midnight Farm by Reeve Lindberg

A Year in the Secret Garden, Book Extensions

The 4 magic words that will make your kids happier in the long run

Wouldn’t it be great to have “4 magic words” that would put an end to all of your parenting worries and woes?? It would be…well…MAGICAL! Though I don’t have an extra special “abracadabra” spell, I do have four words that could make all kids happier in the long run.  The words are simple; “Get outside… Read More The 4 magic words that will make your kids happier in the long run

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Wild Wings by Gill Lewis #BookReview and a Multicultural Story of Friendship

“The pattern of this landscape is folded deep, deep within her memory. She rides the currents of air that curl like rapids over the mountains. Below, the lochs reflect the cloud and sunlight. They lie in the valleys like scattered fragments of fallen sky. The cold north wind carries the remembered scent of pine and heather.… Read More Wild Wings by Gill Lewis #BookReview and a Multicultural Story of Friendship

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Just Like Me Climbing a Tree: Exploring Trees Around the World

In Just Like Me Climbing a Tree: Exploring Tress Around the World, award-winning author/illustrator Durga Yael Bernhard travels around the globe visiting 12 beautiful and favorite trees. Exploration and inquiry are the keys to unlocking the secrets and treasures of the trees. Each page asks a question: What if we swung from a tree branch as monkeys… Read More Just Like Me Climbing a Tree: Exploring Trees Around the World

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Moonbird: A Year on the Wind with the Great Survivor B95 by Phillip Hoose

Nature completely captivates me and my little family. We’re out in nature all the time plus we live a mile away from the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. When we’re not in nature often times we’re reading about nature. With that in mind, today’s book is a “must read!” As I watched this book win… Read More Moonbird: A Year on the Wind with the Great Survivor B95 by Phillip Hoose