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Wonderful Picture Books About Fall

Fall is here! Read aloud these wonderful picture books about fall to your children to help them learn all about the fall season—the characteristics of the weather, harvest, animals, and changes in the landscape. These are my favorite stories to share with kids… Reblogged from Melissa Taylor’s Imagination Soup… Counting on Fall by Lizann Flatt illustrated… Continue reading Wonderful Picture Books About Fall

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15 Patriotic Picture Books for Kids

Reblogged from Homeschool Preschool The Red, White, & Blue is just a few weeks away. It’s a good time to stock up on/order/borrow/download some books to get ready for the occasion. Kids can learn so much from educational books disguised as fun! Here are a few suggestions: Celebrate the 4th of July with a basket… Continue reading 15 Patriotic Picture Books for Kids

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5 Picture Books to Inspire Summer Adventures

Reblogged from The Children’s Book Review Sponsored by Two LionsLauren Kerstein | The Children’s Book Review | May 21, 2019 The lure of summer is so strong—almost like a living, breathing, palpable force. Endless days of sunshine, adventures, and courageous firsts stretch ahead of us as we inch our way to this magical time. The following books… Continue reading 5 Picture Books to Inspire Summer Adventures

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Q&A With Authoring Trio Bec J. Smith

Summer vacation has just begun at our house and so has what I like to call the overplaying-of-video-games season. This week on the blog I’m featuring an author who writes, among other books, a series for kids inspired by the game Fortnite, which, of course, needs little introduction. 😉 But Rebecca’s story is very interesting… Continue reading Q&A With Authoring Trio Bec J. Smith

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Q&A with Author S.T. Sanchez

Just last week I had the pleasure of visiting the great state of Texas–Dallas, to be exact. I knew I was in for a pleasant weekend when I read the words “Howdy, Y’all” across the sliding glass doors of my hotel. I found the landscape to be green and lush, the city to be not… Continue reading Q&A with Author S.T. Sanchez

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Children’s Books for Presidents’ Day

Contrary to what many elementary school children think, we don’t celebrate President’s Day just so we can have four consecutive days off of school in the winter, although that is an added bonus for some. We celebrate this holiday to honor our nation’s past presidents. The term Presidents’ Day is the name commonly used for… Continue reading Children’s Books for Presidents’ Day

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Best Children’s Books for Valentine’s Day

This post by Melissa Taylor is reblogged from Imagination Soup. With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, now is the perfect time to get special children’s books to give and read. From sweet to silly to yes, even gross, find the best kids’ books for the holiday. I’ve divided the books into board books for babies… Continue reading Best Children’s Books for Valentine’s Day

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Q&A With Author Lisa Mullan

Please welcome Lisa Mullan–UK scientist, teacher, and children’s book author of two exciting educational series about the science of DNA. Q. Hi Lisa! Please tell us a little bit about yourself and your books. A. Hello, Shana, and thanks for inviting me today. I have a PhD in biochemistry and have spent most of my… Continue reading Q&A With Author Lisa Mullan

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Holiday Books: The King of Christmas

Today I’d like to introduce you to one of the books in the fantasy Unicorn Daze series called The King of Christmas, by author Laura Hesse. When a visit by the three little pigs the day before lift-off leaves the Reindeer with the Swine Flu, it is up to Jessie and Gus to convince Gus’… Continue reading Holiday Books: The King of Christmas

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HOLIDAY BOOKS Yule Be Sorry: An Unconventional Christmas Tale

Today in my holiday books roundup I’m featuring a middle grade book by British author Clare Allison. Yule Be Sorry: An Unconventional Christmas Tale is for children ages nine and over. It fuses a heart-warming story with adventure, villains and even a topical political undertone, all while remaining festive for the December holidays. Santa has… Continue reading HOLIDAY BOOKS Yule Be Sorry: An Unconventional Christmas Tale