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Do you know who Grace Hopper was?

Do you know who Grace Hopper was?

It’s Science Saturday and we’ve got a great book for you today.  Do you know who Grace Hopper was? You can find out in this delightful story with beautiful illustrations. She is truly an inspiration! “If you’ve got a good idea, and you know it’s going to work, go ahead and do it.” The inspiring(…)

Books About Bedtime

Books About Bedtime

Bedtime can be hard. The kids want to stay up, but they are tired. Mom and Dad just want some downtime. Here are some fun books to read at bedtime about bedtime. Hildie Bitterpickles Needs Her Sleep By Robin Newman Illustrated by Chris Ewald Hildie Bitterpickles is a witch who needs her sleep. Her quiet(…)

Storytime with Mom

Storytime with Mom

Happy Mother’s Day to all of the amazing moms out there. What a fun day to be the center of attention! Below are some great picture books to share with mothers, grandmothers, kids and the whole family. Special thanks to Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group for sending these along to us. Our review panel loved all(…)

New Picture Books for Kids from Sterling Press

New Picture Books for Kids from Sterling Press

Dance is for Everyone written and illustrated by Andrea Zuill Dancing is for EVERYONE. Even a 450-pound alligator! An alligator dancing ballet? When the reptile takes her place at the barre, Mrs. Iraina and her dancers are very surprised. But since they can’t communicate with the alligator—and she is able to follow along—they just decide(…)

Just Add Sun:  Solar Oven Kit for Kids

Just Add Sun: Solar Oven Kit for Kids

Summer is a time of exploration and endless activities for the kids. Keep them from saying, “I’m Bored” this summer with this fun activity kit from Griddly Games.  This kit is eco friendly and easy to use.  Teach your kids the science of zero-emission solar energy as they use familiar items and learn more ways(…)

Let Your Kids Build Their Own Video Games with Bloxels

Let Your Kids Build Their Own Video Games with Bloxels

Bloxels is an innovative video game development platform that allows you to create your own video games. With easy-to-use physical and digital tools, the imaginative gaming worlds of young gamer’s come to life in a cool retro arcade style. They decide what the game looks like and configure how it is played. Your kids tell(…)