Reading Corner

Locomotive:  Polish Tales to Enchant Young Readers

Locomotive: Polish Tales to Enchant Young Readers

Three beautifully illustrated classic Polish tales that will enchant the young readers of today In the late 1930s renowned Polish poet Julian Tuwim, was asked to write three poems for children. The publisher Przeworski connected the three poems into one book, Locomotive, and commissioned illustrations from celebrated Polish illustration duo Lewitt and Him.  Locomotive was the beginning(…)

Holiday Gift Guide – Book:  The Animal Book

Holiday Gift Guide – Book: The Animal Book

The countdown for the holidays has begun and here at Mom-Spot we have amazing recommendations for this year’s gift giving.  Each day from now until Christmas Eve, we will be featuring a recommended toy, book, stocking stuffer or special gift for the kids, mom and dad and the other members of the family.  For a(…)

STEM for Science Saturday:  Wangari Maathai

STEM for Science Saturday: Wangari Maathai

Wangari Maathai: The Woman Who Planted Millions of Trees Wangari Maathai said, “Trees are living symbols of peace and hope.” The trees that she and her Green Belt Movement planted are more than symbols, they are the result of the hard work of the women Wangari enlisted to replant Kenya’s forests, replenish the wildlife, and(…)

Blog Tour:  Code It! Create It!

Blog Tour: Code It! Create It!

Come up with the perfect coding-powered project in this informative, interactive journal published in partnership with the nonprofit organization Girls Who Code! Code it! Create it! Think being creative has nothing to do with computer coding? Think again! Coding is all about creativity. The video games you play, the photo-sharing apps you love, the animated movies you(…)

A Drink of Water

A Drink of Water

The first book done in partnership by John Yeoman and Quentin Blake, in a facsimile edition that will enchant young readers and adults alike Young readers will adore the observant and logical monkey’s attempts to find a drink of water, as well the entertaining cast of animals featured in each story. Who would believe it(…)

Fun Books For Children Featuring Fish

Fun Books For Children Featuring Fish

We see literally hundreds of books come across our desk and from time to time we see themes that arise.  This month, it seemed like books featuring fish characters or books about fish was a dominant theme.  We’ve popped them all here in one blog post in case your children adore fish and you are(…)