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I love words. I would like to think that words love me too. I work with a golden retriever at my feet, Colorado mountains outside my front door, a stack of books bedside waiting to be read, and two energetic kids in my lap begging me for a home office of their own. A 1970's red dictionary is my good friend, I have never met a thesaurus I did not like, and blue is my favorite color. A passport is mandatory in life, kazoos are evil, and finding the perfect pair of jeans is a lifelong search that I fear will never end in success.

10 Amazing Picture Books About Whales

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10 Amazing Picture Books About Whales

As a landlocked child growing up in Colorado, whales captivated me. They were mythical creatures living in far away waters, with infrequent sightings and...
Family Book Club: June Edition

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Family Book Club: June Edition

School’s out for summer! The reading logs may be gone, but that doesn’t mean book time has to go away. Here are three great picks for Family Book Club...
8 Books About Trees for Arbor Day

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8 Books About Trees for Arbor Day

First observed in America in 1872, and nationally celebrated in the US on the last Friday in April (so, this Friday, April 29th this year!) Arbor Day is...
Family Book Club: December 2018 Edition

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Family Book Club: December 2018 Edition

The last month of the year has finally arrived, and with it comes the festivities of the holiday season and a much-needed winter break. Wrap up a few of...
9 Books About the Civil Rights Movement

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9 Books About the Civil Rights Movement

These age appropriate stories, from picture books to chapter books, explore the struggle for racial equality and the valuable history of social and...
Family Book Club: November Edition

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Family Book Club: November Edition

During this month of thanks and giving, consider stuffing your time with books as you settle in for a traditional turkey meal with all the fixings. Three...
Family Book Club: October Edition

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Family Book Club: October Edition

Fall is here, and we are more than happy to be falling into a new routine. As we settle into cozy sweaters and socks, there are more evening hours to...
Family Book Club: September Edition

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Family Book Club: September Edition

It’s back to school time! While I imagine a collective “yes!” from parents, realistically there is an audible sigh from many kids across the country....
Family Book Club: August Edition

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Family Book Club: August Edition

The dog days of summer are coming to an end and schools everywhere are going to start opening their doors soon (hooray!). If your child hasn’t picked a...
Family Book Club: July Edition

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Family Book Club: July Edition

Smack dab in the middle of the year lies July, which can feel like the hottest and longest month of summer. The kids are out of school and routines are...
Family Book Club: May Edition

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Family Book Club: May Edition

Hello, readers! For this month’s family book club, there are four different titles that offer up a wide range of options. Books range from reading about...
Family Book Club: April Edition

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Family Book Club: April Edition

Hoping April showers bring May flowers? Honestly, we’re wishing for some rainy days this month, so we can nestle in for lazy weekend afternoons full of...

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