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How To Get Your Child Ready For Kindergarten

How To Get Your Child Ready For Kindergarten

Moving into kindergarten is a big step for children and their parents. If they have never been in a school environment before, it’s an even bigger transition to deal with. It can mean a whole new school, new teachers, and a new classroom, not to mention more structured learning and a longer school day. It’s(…)

Big Foots Sightings Increase

Big Foots Sightings Increase

Recently, there has been a rise in BigFoot sightings, Google Trends reports an uptick in the search term “Bigfoot Festivals,” and BigFoot conferences draw in thousands upon thousands of attendees annually. So, what gives with recent BigFoot interest? Children’s book author D.L. Miller says, “BigFoot has transitioned from a scary paranormal beast to a beloved(…)

Celebrate Kid Inventor’s Day

Celebrate Kid Inventor’s Day

Some of the most ingenious things have been invented by kids. Did you know 15-year-old Chester Greenwood invented earmuffs in 1873? Kids can be quite surprising when it comes to solving problems. Encourage your young inventor with these books: The Kids’ Invention Book The Kids Invention Book takes you step-by-step through the invention process.  Your(…)

Mackenzie Goes Adventuring

Mackenzie Goes Adventuring

Overview of the story: J.L. Baumann’s new book, Mackenzie Goes Adventuring, takes place in the happy town of Snookton.The main character, Mackenzie, decides to take a different path home after school one day. After convincing another friend to adventure with her through the enchanted woods, they soon find out why their teacher told them to(…)

New Chapter Books for Young Readers:  Fairy Animals

New Chapter Books for Young Readers: Fairy Animals

By now the holidays are over and kids are more than likely back in school. Winter weather however has them potentially inside more than out. Keep the busy and give them a break from screen time by providing them with a good book. Our friends at Macmillan have some great new beginner chapter books. Fairy(…)

Science Saturday:  Earth Science Books the Kids Will Love

Science Saturday: Earth Science Books the Kids Will Love

Lonely Planet Kids’ How Animals Build is a beautifully illustrated lift-the-flap hardback that explores the incredible world of animal architects. Children can open flaps and unfold spreads to discover amazing animal homes up high, underground, on land, and under the sea. From spider webs and rabbit warrens, to bird nests and ant colonies, and even coral(…)