Nature

Introduce International Travel From the Living Room Sofa

Introduce International Travel From the Living Room Sofa

I don’t know about your kids, but my daughter loves learning about new places that she can travel to someday. She’s got a bucket list of things she wants to see and do in just about every country of the world. Books about travel and exotic locations are one of our favorites to look at(…)

Do Princesses Make Happy Campers?

Do Princesses Make Happy Campers?

Do Princesses Make Happy Campers? “How come the campfire crackles and roars?” “I think it’s requesting that we make s’mores!” Join our favorite princess as she and her family camp, hike, fish, and bicycle in the great outdoors. Through rain and sunshine, fairy houses and fishing, this happy camper discovers that lots of fresh air(…)

Book A Day:  Hidden Wildlife

Book A Day: Hidden Wildlife

For the month of December, we will be featuring (at least) a book a day leading up to Christmas.  Start a Christmas tradition of reading a new book each day this month until Christmas Eve.  You can get books from the library or pick up new ones to add to your home library while you(…)

Book A Day: The Amazing Animal Atlas

Book A Day: The Amazing Animal Atlas

For the month of December, we will be featuring (at least) a book a day leading up to Christmas.  Start a Christmas tradition of reading a new book each day this month until Christmas Eve.  You can get books from the library or pick up new ones to add to your home library while you(…)

Enjoy a Volcanic Adventure for National STEM Day

Enjoy a Volcanic Adventure for National STEM Day

Today is National STEM Day.  STEM, which stands for Science, Technology, Engieering and Math, is an acronym that was coined to address the current and future shortage of skilled workers in high-tech fields. It’s believed that, by teaching these subjects together, in an cohesive approach, STEM education will be more relevant and fun and thus attract more students. Author Geoffrey(…)

Family Activities:  Wait Till It Gets Dark

Family Activities: Wait Till It Gets Dark

It’s night. It’s dark. It’s time to go indoors—or is it? The outdoors at night can be a scary place, but this book will help young readers investigate the mysterious nature of night. To explore the night, it would be great to have eyes like an owl, the sensitive nose of a deer, and feet(…)