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We Remember: Eight Children’s Books About September 11th
Most of us remember the morning of September 11, 2001. Where we were; what we were doing; who we called. But as the 18th anniversary approaches, we find...
5 Terrific Adult Novels for New Parents
As a daughter who was raised in a complicated family with many secrets, I’m now a mother who is raising my own children in a blended family that...
back to school
Get Ready for Back to School With Books & Supplies to Make Your Heart Sparkle
January has its resolutions, June its diets. And September holds so much promise! This is the year, the year we’ll be organized, focused, and successful!...
6 Ways to Take Advantage of Screen Free Week to Get more Reading In
We are very proud of the fact that we don’t have a TV in our home. That said, going TV-free doesn’t mean much these days when it comes how to...
pomp and circumstance
7 Fun New Gift Books for Graduates of All Ages
We can almost hear those opening notes of “Pomp and Circumstance,“ as everyone rushes to wrap a new copy of Oh, the Places You’ll Go! for...
Remembering September 11th: The Events, the Victims, and the Unsung Heroes
On the anniversary of September 11th, we are once again struck by how vivid our memories of that day are, and yet today’s children do not have those...
Love the Questioner; Love Their Questions: 4 Ways to Meet Kids’ Curiosity About Injustice by Anastasia Higginbotham, Author of
Not My Idea: A Book About Whiteness
Know what I don’t love about parenting? Pleading with my kids to eat or put on a coat. But come to me with a question like “Why’d that policeman...
Written by Margaret Wise Brown and illustrated by Clement Hurd, Goodnight Moon was published more than 70 years ago, and yet it remains a favorite of...
help in hard times
11 Books to Help Children Cope with the Loss of a Parent
The death or absence of a parent is an extremely traumatic experience for a child. There are no hard and fast rules when it comes to helping...
learning and growing
An Interview with
Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood
Creator) Angela C. Santomero
Angela C. Santomero, MA, is responsible for some of the best and most influential educational programming for children today. She has created iconic...
8 Books to Inspire Young Birdwatchers
We have the good fortune of living on a salt marsh that teems with birds at all times of year. We also have the good fortune of our children attending a...
5 Kids’ Books that Make Great Valentine’s Day Gifts for Adults
Flowers don’t last. Candy really doesn’t last (especially in my house!). Most traditional Valentine’s Day gifts are as fleeting as a passing crush....
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