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STEM Books: Dinosaurs with 100 Questions and 70 Flaps to Lift

STEM Books: Dinosaurs with 100 Questions and 70 Flaps to Lift

It’s never too early to start learning about something you love and for a lot of kids, that love is for Dinosaurs.  Do your kids have a curiosity about everything dinosaurs?  When did dinosaurs live? How did a T. Rex hunt? Where can you find fossils? Find out in this interactive book with 100 questions and answers, and(…)

STEM Books for Science Saturday:  Hello Ruby

STEM Books for Science Saturday: Hello Ruby

Hello Ruby: Adventures in Coding Meet Ruby―a small girl with a huge imagination, and the determination to solve any puzzle. As Ruby stomps around her world making new friends, including the Wise Snow Leopard, the Friendly Foxes, and the Messy Robots, kids will be introduced to the fundamentals of computational thinking, like how to break(…)

Super Hero Books for Kids

Super Hero Books for Kids

If we don’t dream about superheroes, we probably want to be one.   Who wouldn’t want to be Batman, Ironman or Thor?  Today, we feature fun books about super heroes and how to be one! Of course, we are throwing one book in the mix about super villians too. Superhero Instruction Manual Anyone can be(…)

Start Reading with Beginning Readers

Start Reading with Beginning Readers

From the time they are born, we start reading to them.  When it’s time to transition to them reading on their own, beginning readers are the perfect place to start.  Get your child ready to read in three simple steps!  First, read the book to your child.  Second, read the book together.  Third, encourage your child(…)

Books for Young Adults (Teens)

Books for Young Adults (Teens)

We write about a lot of picture books and books for young readers.  Today we are appealing to the older kids and young adults with some great reads from MacMillan Publishers. Internet Famous An engaging and relatable novel for the digital age that perfectly captures the complicated interaction between what goes on in our real(…)

Mysteries for Kids

Mysteries for Kids

I grew up reading Encyclopedia Brown and enjoyed solving mysteries with him.  There are so many more options these days (or so it seems).  Here are some great mysteries to introduce your children to solving capers. The Case of The Poached Egg: A Wilcox & Griswold Mystery By Robin Newman Illustrated by Deborah Zemke When(…)