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November 29, 2018

When my kids were toddlers, Christmas was so much fun. My husband and I would spend a December evening at Toys R Us, filling our buggies with toys, toys, and more toys.  On Christmas morning, the kids would wake us up around 6 am and with each neatly wrapped gift they...

November 19, 2018

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) is the current educational push these days. According to research, the STEM occupations are on the rise while the number of STEM graduates remains the same. The result? A high demand for STEM graduates in the workforce....

October 19, 2018

I'm always trying to find good books for my nine year-old. He's an athletic kid with a healthy, competitive spirit. He doesn't care about being the star. His heart is all about the team, rooting for every teammate no matter the performance or outcome. I love that about...

September 21, 2018

Picture Book Biographies are not what they used to be. Dry, factual, information and photos have been replaced with engaging, fun, and creative illustrations that portray the most fascinating people. I don't know about you, but I want my kids to be well-rounded and kno...

September 4, 2018

With summer coming to an end, it's time to get ready for fall. Light an apple-cinnamon candle, soak in a view of the green outdoors, brew a cup of something yummy, and grab a bag of books. Below are some of my recent favorites that won't leave any family member behind....

February 23, 2018

There are millions of veteran parents who suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Kids from our schools and communities are impacted. Awareness is crucial. Research is finding that the victims' nightmares, flashbacks, and panic attacks can alter parenting be...

February 14, 2018

Looking for a lovely, out of the ordinary, Valentine's Day book for your little reader? Here Comes Valentine Cat by Deborah Underwood and illustrated by Claudia Rueda, is a brilliant book where the narrator has a conversation with a grumpy yet comical cat. It's perfect...

January 29, 2018

On February 1, millions of people around the world are reading aloud in recognition of World Read Aloud Day. Ten years ago, an organization called LitWorld was founded after Pam Allyn, literacy educator and author, visited Kibera, an area of extreme poverty in Nairobi,...

January 12, 2018

Combining the grace of figure skating, the toughness of boxing, and the hand-eye coordination of baseball, no sport demands more from its participants than ice hockey. 

The book by Sports Illustrated Kids, Hockey Then to Wow!, is a combination of visually stimulating p...

December 15, 2017

School Library Journal is a trove of literacy treasures from the newest book reviews to library news. I have the privilege of subscribing thus staying abreast of the best books available and current library trends. In each issue, there are dozens of recommended books l...

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