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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(…)

Holiday Gift Guide:  The Incredible Cabinet of Wonders

Holiday Gift Guide: The Incredible Cabinet of Wonders

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(…)

Maurice the Unbeastly

Maurice the Unbeastly

Happy Halloween.  It’s sure to be a busy night.  After all of the trick-or-treating is complete, cuddle up on the couch for a fun bedtime story.  Check out Maurice the Unbeastly. . . . Dixon’s effervescent writing delivers a message about individuality with a light touch and Mountford’s illustrations bring an appropriately creepy-cute atmosphere to(…)

Dough Knights and Dragons

Dough Knights and Dragons

Cookery and chivalry mix together well in this cream puff of a tale. (Kirkus Reviews) What happens when a curious knight and an amiable dragon meet serendipitously and instantly bond over their shared love of baking?  Dough Knights and Dragons is a beautiful story of friendship.  What happens when, according to the law of the land,(…)

How Can Parents Help Children Dealing With Trauma?

How Can Parents Help Children Dealing With Trauma?

From hurricanes to bullying to illness, how can parents help children dealing with trauma? Monk Monk is a cuddly caped superhero monkey whose superpower is comforting children who are experiencing trauma, anxiety, and grief. Monk Monk’s version of the superhero tool belt is a heart-shaped pocket of caring messages. He’s part of the new Comfort Critter® Kit,(…)

Children’s Books Fall Releases from Charlesbridge Publishing

Children’s Books Fall Releases from Charlesbridge Publishing

One of our favorite publishers (Charlesbridge) is bringing two fabulous books for children to market this fall.  Today we wanted to introduce you to them. Old MacDonald Had a … Zoo? In this extended retelling of the classic “Old MacDonald Had a Farm,” readers will be charmed with the usual moo! moo! here and there(…)