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Mega List of Children’s Books for Black History Month

Mega List of Children’s Books for Black History Month

Historical fiction and rich children’s literature are a big topic of interest for me. I am always on the hunt for quality books in these two categories. Reading is a great way to immerse yourself in another place and time, and a great way to engage kids in history without the grind of a textbook.(…)

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Once Upon A Time In Japan: Exploring Japanese Culture Through Books

Once Upon A Time In Japan: Exploring Japanese Culture Through Books

While we don’t have the money to travel all over the world, (nor am I a big traveler myself) I do think it is important for kids to be able to see and experience other cultures, to understand that their way of living is not the only one out there. One great way to do(…)

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Children’s Books About Japan

Children’s Books About Japan

A great way to introduce kids to other cultures is through high quality children’s literature. From beautiful picture books, to engaging native stories, books that teach about language and culture and so much more. While your kids may not be able to physically travel to a place, engaging books can be a transportation of their(…)

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How to Eat Fried Worms Activities & Resources

How to Eat Fried Worms Activities & Resources

As I have said before, my daughters and I have participated in mother/daughter book clubs for years. While my teenagers one has fizzled out, my 9 year olds is still going strong. We recently completed reading How to Eat Fried Worms by Thomas Rockwell. There is both a book, and a movie based on the(…)

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Gifts for the Science Curious Child

Gifts for the Science Curious Child

I have a very inquisitive child in my house. She has a thing for getting off on tangents and digging deeper into anything and everything that has sparked her interest. I will often procure books or kits, supplies, etc for her on topics that interest her. One of the areas she loves is science, so(…)

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Fiction Books for the Young Horse Lover

Fiction Books for the Young Horse Lover

It is no secret that I have a horse lover in my house. She has been obsessed from a young age, devouring any books, photos and information that she can on horses, wearing any horse clothing she can get her hands on, and riding at the barn as many days a week as possible. For(…)

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Little House Book Club Activities ~ Christmas

Little House Book Club Activities ~ Christmas

The Little House on the Prairie series is a timeless treasure for kids of all ages. It offers many insights into the late 1800s in a relatable and interesting way. For the holiday season we read A Little House Christmas and recreated activities from the book for our “little girl” book club. A Little House(…)

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10 Silly Thanksgiving Books

10 Silly Thanksgiving Books

We always enjoy reading books that relate to some of our major holidays. From ones that are fact based to ones that tell a heartfelt story, and of course the silly ones too! Silly Thanksgiving Books 1. I Know An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Pie “I know and old lady who swallowed a pie, a(…)

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Helpful Books for Young Horse Riders

Helpful Books for Young Horse Riders

As you may already know, I have a horse lover in my house. My youngest child has been obsessed since she was a wee one. We have filled her space with horse crafts, horse parties, given horse gifts, horse, bedding and more! We spend much of our free time at the barn, riding, mucking stalls,(…)

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Historical Fiction for the American Revolution

Historical Fiction for the American Revolution

The American Revolution was a political battle that took place between 1765 and 1783 during which colonists in the Thirteen American Colonies rejected the British monarchy and aristocracy, overthrew the authority of Great Britain, and founded the United States of America. As with any history topic I can’t think of a better way for kids(…)

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All About Banned Books

All About Banned Books

Did you know there was such a thing as Banned Books Week?  Banned Books Week was launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries. It celebrates the freedom to read by encouraging read-outs, displays, and community activities that raise awareness of the ongoing(…)

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Summer Reading Fun With FREE Printable Lists By Age

Summer Reading Fun With FREE Printable Lists By Age

I am an avid reader. Somehow, all three of my children have acquired that trait. Needless to say we do A LOT of reading in our house and make countless trips to the library. Despite all of this I am very aware that not every child (or parent for that matter) loves to read. However,(…)

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