This particular round-up of book reviews, activities and resources are especially near-and-dear to my heart because I am focusing on the fact that March is Women’s History Month. The 2019 National Women’s History is Visionary Women: Champions of Peace & Nonviolence. This year we honor women who have led efforts to end war, violence, and injustice… Read More A Round-up of Activities and Books to Celebrate Women’s History Month
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
Being a kid can be tough. All those different thoughts and emotions going on and not knowing how to interpret them. Well, that’s all about to change with Ariane de Bonvoisin’s remarkable new children’s series! I’ve found myself more draw to books lately that are deeper than the normal fluff of bunnies, kites, and burping frogs… Read More Giggles and Joy Series: Spiritual Life Lessons for Kids
Animals in the wild, especially ones that are at great risk and endangered don’t have a voice. We need to be their voice. And here’s how we can help. Books that Speak Up For Endangered Animals Hello Hello by Brendan Wenzel What caught my eye instantly with Hello Hello was that there is a Pangolin on the… Read More Organizations and Books that Speak Up For Endangered Animals
Ever wanted to possess a superpower? To be able to be swim like a fish, know what people were thinking or see into the future? If that’s the case (I’m talking to the adults too!) then check out DC Super Hero Girls newest graphic novel, Search for Atlantis! Search for Atlantis introduces several iconic DC… Read More A brand new Graphic Novel from the DC Super Hero Girls!
Circular shapes… Rectangular shapes… Light colors… Dark color… Roughly textures and smooth… What do all of these have in common? They are “art parts!” The book Art Parts A Child’s Introduction to the Elements of Art by Kim Bogren Owen is a fun and colorful way to introduce kids to the elements of art. This hardcover… Read More Orchids and “Art Parts” | A match made in Kidlit Heaven
The moment I laid eyes on this book, I knew it was special. The book had a whimsical, classic and “keepsake” feel to the cover, binding, and pages. Before I even opened the cover and read the story I knew it would be the kind of book that would capture the hearts of those who… Read More Read, Read, and Read | When a Mom, a Tween and a Boxer dog create a Picture Book
Strawberries and summer go hand-in-hand and my family has been munching on these fresh delights on a regular basis. It’s ironic that May is National Strawberry Month! It also made me recall a book that touched my heart not all that long ago. The Year the Swallows Came Early This is a book about life… Read More The Year the Swallows Came Early | A #Kidlitbook that proves that Love gets us through the hard times
My kids have long since passed the “nighttime struggles” stage of life. Now they are all on out their own and likely still keeping ridiculous hours! But for parents still in the toddler/early reader/ elementary stage of life, PENGUIN & TINY SHRIMP DON’T DO BEDTIME! (Balzer + Bray | HarperCollins Publishers) is a delightful Bedtime Story for… Read More Penguin & Tiny Shrimp Don’t Do Bedtime | A Sneaky Bedtime Story for Reluctant Sleepers
Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney is a classic. I’ve read it to a variety of nieces and nephews throughout the years, and my own children grab it often. Miss Rumphius is an old friend that we go back to again and again. Lately, I’ve noticed some wonder new activities inspired by this wonderful classic so… Read More Weekend Links: Re-visiting Miss Rumphius with new activities!