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Alien Eyes and Moon Monkeys: It’s what’s for dinner

Alien Eyes and Moon Monkeys: It’s what’s for dinner

By Darci Jordan, Product Review Specialist ‘Tis Mommy’s favorite season and it is FULL of guilty pleasures: Brach’s Autumn Mix, pumpkin flavored ice cream, pumpkin shaped Reece Cups and Peppermint Patties, pumpkin spice Hershey’s Kisses, pumpkin flavored coffee … are you seeing a theme here? So why is it that Peppermint Patties and Reece Cups(…)

A counting book with bite!

A counting book with bite!

By Darci Jordan, Product Review Specialist There is a barrage of animated flicks in the movie theaters this haunting fall season, but is your Little Monster not quite ready to sit through Hotel Transylvania or Frankenweenie? Then how about a book? Author Jennifer Adams teamed up with illustrator Alison Oliver to put together a Little(…)

Be a Teen Reporter for Victoria Theatre Broadway Series

Be a Teen Reporter for Victoria Theatre Broadway Series

Do you have a teen that loves the theatre and loves to write?  The Victoria Theatre Association has a fantastic educational opportunity just for them! TEEN REPORTERS Application Due November 1, 2012 Teen Reporters review Premier Health Partners Broadway Series performances just like professional critics. Teens selected for this role will receive admission to Press(…)

A World of Foods & Fun with Your Kids

A World of Foods & Fun with Your Kids

I’m a children’s librarian, and I love to use books to introduce all kinds of topics with kids. A good story will not only entertain children, but can stir interest in what the story’s about, too. Some of those topics seem, well, unlikely as story ideas, but they can work quite nicely. For instance, how(…)

Books to Share

Books to Share

Guest Post by Katy Bowman.  Katy Bowman is a writer and mother to two amazing kids. She lives in a house full of books, also known as heaven, in Centerville, Ohio. You can find her on the web at katybowman.com. Before I had even met my husband, I was buying books for our kids. Our future(…)

Where is the Instruction Manual?

How many times have you said, “I wish kids came with instruction manuals?” Up until now, there wasn’t one. Leave it to Jeremy Roadruck! He has a new e-book (yes, his second book), Your Best Child Ever; Is This Game Worth Winning. It’s billed as “The owner’s manual of children for parents, grandparents, caregivers, guardians,(…)