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Hunting for Treasure: A Guest Post from Emily Windsnap Author Liz Kessler

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Hunting for Treasure: A Guest Post from Emily Windsnap Author Liz Kessler

I’ve always believed that writing a book is a very special journey of trust and exploration. It’s like a dance, maybe, or a relationship, or a treasure...
Magnifique! 5 Inspiring Children’s Books about Artists and Musicians!

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Magnifique! 5 Inspiring Children’s Books about Artists and Musicians!

It is never too early (or too late) to bring art and music into a child’s life. And these five beautifully illustrated books will give young readers...
5 Captivating Picture Books on Color to Inspire You

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5 Captivating Picture Books on Color to Inspire You

Both of my daughters love to paint and draw, which means our home is filled with watercolor paints, colored pencils, and lots of markers (with a reminder...
10 Beautiful Ballet Books for All Ages

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10 Beautiful Ballet Books for All Ages

From pointe shoes and tutus, from pirouettes to pliés, many starry-eyed children dream of spinning across the ballet stage. For those little dreamers,...
5 Picture Books That Introduce Kids to Great Artists

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5 Picture Books That Introduce Kids to Great Artists

The life of an artist is the perfect subject for a picture book. The illustrations can provide a sample of the artist’s work or illustrate his or her...
6 Children’s Authors and Illustrators to Follow on Instagram (Along with B&N!)

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6 Children’s Authors and Illustrators to Follow on Instagram (Along with B&N!)

A picture is worth a thousand words, but a picture posted by someone who writes words for a living is worth volumes. So hurrah for all the awesome authors...
6 More Children’s Books That Deserve the Illustrated Treatment

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6 More Children’s Books That Deserve the Illustrated Treatment

Introducing your kids to the world of children’s literature is one of the best things about being a parent, and it gets even more...
7 Awesome Comics for Young Readers

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7 Awesome Comics for Young Readers

We’re entering a second Golden Age of comic books, folks, and that can only mean good things for children’s fiction. An overwhelming amount...
6 Fairy Tale Collections for Enthusiasts of All Ages

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6 Fairy Tale Collections for Enthusiasts of All Ages

I love fairy tales! I love the old style, traditional (sometimes dark) versions. I love them with contemporary, humorous twists. I love them as picture...

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Inspiring Books for Budding Artists of All Ages

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Inspiring Books for Budding Artists of All Ages

From eating crayons, to scribbling, to drawing identifiable images, to dreaming up and creating more complex works of art, many kids are bitten by the...

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