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Sci-Fi Books for Kids

In honor of Science Fiction Day, here are some recommended reads: Elementary Boy + Bot by Ame Dyckman, illustrated by Dan Yaccarino  In this sweet, simple story, a boy and a robot become friends.  When the robot seems sick (his power button toggles off), the boy cares for him with applesauce, a story, and a(…)

Have you met Bink and Gollie?

Have you met Bink and Gollie?

Guest Blog Post by Katy Bowman Kate DiCamillo, Alison McGhee, and Tony Fucile have created two characters that from the first page of Bink and Gollie secured a place in my heart. The two books (so far, I am hoping for more)–Bink and Gollie and Bink And Gollie, Two for One–celebrate the friendship of these(…)

A Christmas Carol for Kids

A Christmas Carol for Kids

By Darci Jordan, Product Review Specialist Author Jennifer Adams has teamed up again with illustrator Alison Oliver to put together a Little Master Dickens a book simply called, A Christmas Carol (a BabyLit book published by Gibbs Smith). A Christmas Carol, a board book about colors, based on the characters of the Dickens classic. “Silver(…)

Interviewing Jeff Kinney of A Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Interview by Hannah A, Junior Blogger In 1998 Jeff Kinney had a desire, he wanted to do a comic strip in the newspaper. The newspaper turned his comic down. So he decided to use his talents in a different setting and way. A book that had comics in it, but they had text with them.(…)

Reading Recommendation:  Horse Diaries

Reading Recommendation: Horse Diaries

Guest post by Jodi Brown, Librarian, Dayton Christian Schools “Oh! If people knew what a comfort to horses a light hand is…: from Black Beauty by Anna Sewell Horse Diaries, a wonderful series of books, with each book set in a different time period and told by a different breed of horse.  Please know that(…)

Music is Magical Children’s Songs with Ellie

Music is Magical Children’s Songs with Ellie

  Rainy, snowy, windy days can be tough on any parent. You play every game in the house, sing “Itsy Bitsy Spider” (eleven times), try to limit the TV-time and turn on some music for a dance party as a last resort to expend some little tike energy. We’ve all been there and we’ve all(…)