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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(…)

Books with Dinsosaurs as the Main Character

Books with Dinsosaurs as the Main Character

We love dinosaurs.  They are just non-stop fun and the stories that feature the stories that feature them delight us to the core.  Here are a few new ones hitting shelves this July and August thanks to MacMillan Publishers. Dogosaurus Rex Ben can’t wait to adopt the best dog in the world. On a trip(…)

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(…)