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Tips to Prevent Getting an Infectious Disease While on Vacation

Dr. Brent W. Laartz thought he was in for the ride of his lifetime when he set out on a horseback riding excursion in Costa Rica.

Admittedly younger and more naïve than he is today, Laartz – an infectious disease specialist and author of the book How to Avoid Contagious Diseases…

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Book Themes #2: Dragons

This week I'm sharing a theme featuring dragons. The books below can engage young readers to discover the fantastic worlds that dragon live in. As always, happy reading!

Dragons are amazing in stories for kids. The artwork alone will make anyone want to pick up the book to see the adventure that awaits inside. Bold characters whose bravery leaps beyond belief…

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Added by Kristi Bernard on March 30, 2017 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Book Themes #1: Books About Reading Books

 This week I'm sharing a theme featuring picture books about reading books. The books below can engage young readers to discover wacky characters who love books and reading. As always, happy reading!

One of the many cool things about picture books is that they can be themed based. What I…

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Added by Kristi Bernard on March 30, 2017 at 7:26pm — No Comments

new books that would make a great addition to any child's library

I believe its VERY important to have some sort of library for your child. By the time I was expecting my first child I  owned about 25 children's books waiting for the mind to explore.
Books like this board book from Penguin Random House book publisher,…
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Added by mapam30 on February 12, 2017 at 8:10am — No Comments

Reading with your Dad

My son and I are on the couch together. I am on one end reading a book about American mahjong. He is sitting on the other end reading a Goosebumps book. (As an aside: I am completely proud that my son reads the Goosebumps books and doesn't seem scared by them. I was incredibly scared of those kinds of books when I was little. Please don't tell him that.)…

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Added by Lauren Markman on February 3, 2017 at 6:39am — No Comments

Books lead to snuggling

We are a family of readers. And, although my son has reached an age in which he usually wants to read by himself at night, he does sometimes ask that I read to him. And I am always happy to oblige.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on December 26, 2016 at 8:12am — No Comments

Mommy says yes to books

Earlier this week, I wrote about my struggle to incorporate math into the bedtime story routine. (Still working/not working on that one.) Part of that struggle comes from the fact that I have always enjoyed reading more than math. So, I am always on the lookout for a good book deal.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on September 30, 2016 at 6:42am — 1 Comment

Turning the pages on books

When we moved into our new home, I swapped all the shelves in the house around, giving my son a few extra sets. The result is that he has a full wall of books. Sometimes I hang out in the doorway of his room without him noticing me, and I watch him select a book from one of his shelves and snuggle up with it. (That's not weird, right?)…

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Added by Lauren Markman on September 10, 2016 at 12:04pm — No Comments

Getting back to a few good books

There is something odd about my life right now.



My BFF at work asked me what I was reading these days, and after thinking about it for a few moments, I had to respond with "nothing."…

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Added by Lauren Markman on August 12, 2016 at 6:16am — No Comments

Yaakov The Pirate Hunter

If your boys are looking for a great adventure with pirates look no further.

Title: Yaakov The Pirate Hunter

Author:  Nathaniel Wyckoff

Publisher:  Nathaniel…

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Added by Kristi Bernard on July 14, 2016 at 10:14pm — No Comments

Killing the Market: Legendary Investor Robert W. Wilson by Roemer McPhee

This book is about the life and 40 year career in the financial market of Robert W. Wilson.…

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Added by Susan Keefe on July 11, 2016 at 1:01pm — No Comments

Interview: Michelle Nott – Author of ‘Freddy, Hoppie and the Eyeglasses’

“…so many children do not even realize their eyesight is less than perfect.”

Michelle Nott is an author, poet, freelance writer and editor, former teacher (K-12), and adjunct professor. She has lived in the US, France, and Belgium and currently resides in Texas. Her interest in writing for children…

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Added by Mayra Calvani on July 5, 2016 at 2:49pm — No Comments

How do you teach a child about death?

What is death to you? Is it a person or a thing? What if death was a soft heartfelt being that had all of the answers to all of the questions you’ve ever had? What if death was loving and caring and would carry you to your final resting place?

Learn more about this intriguing and handy guide at…

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Added by Kristi Bernard on June 11, 2016 at 12:53pm — No Comments

Reading for reading's sake

My son is a reader. He loves to visit our secondhand bookshop to get new books, he reads on his own all the time and he tells me that his current chapter books are too easy. (Am I bragging a little here? Yes.)…

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Added by Lauren Markman on June 7, 2016 at 6:36am — No Comments

3 Facts About Writing Picture Books

Years ago, before I wrote my first picture book, I thought that picture books were really easy to write.  I figured, well, they are short and how hard can it be to write a short book?

How wrong I was.

First of all, when you are writing a picture book usually you are writing for a younger audience. So you have to use short sentences and simple words.

Secondly, you have to make it interesting. Most picture books are short, so you have to grab their attention and keep it.…

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Added by Sharon Hendricks on April 10, 2016 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

National Geographic Kids Junior Ranger Activity Book

Book Review of Junior Ranger Activity Book

Readers can visit all of the wonderful national parks at home or take this handy guide with them to a favorite park to learn all of its cool spots.…
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Added by Kristi Bernard on April 9, 2016 at 12:41pm — No Comments

What made you stop reading?

My son and I are at the bookstore. He is super excited. He has been dragged around on chores with me all day: Car wash, food shopping, photo pickup, department stores and several other places. As a reward for his super helpful behavior, I told him that I would purchase him the book we are missing from his Magic Tree House series.…



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Added by Lauren Markman on March 29, 2016 at 6:26am — No Comments

A Celebration of Seuss

This Wednesday, March 2, marks the 112th birthday of author and illustrator Theodore Seuss Geisel, better known as “Dr. Seuss.” His books, full of whimsical and wacky characters, silly, made-up words, and fun, quotable rhymes have introduced generations…
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Added by Kishona Lape on March 1, 2016 at 10:37am — No Comments

Children's Book Review of I Love Snow

This delightful story of snow will make you want to go out and play.

Title: I Love Snow
Author: Zetta Elliott     
Illustrations: Purple Wong
Publisher:  Rosetta…
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Added by Kristi Bernard on February 24, 2016 at 8:26pm — No Comments

VIDEO: Best Books for Babies and Toddlers

Dear Diary,

As a child, you couldn't catch me without a book in my hand. My idea of fun was spending a Saturday at the library, checking out every hardcover I could carry. I would read to anyone who would listen, including my Cabbage Patch Kids lined up on my bed. I knew the mailman by name. I sat by the door waiting for him to deliver my monthly subscription of Highlights magazine. After I finished a chapter, I would write my own stories in a notebook. But as time passed and as I…

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Added by Heather Hopson on February 19, 2016 at 2:42pm — No Comments

How To Have a Baby and Not Lose Your Sh*t | Eeh Bah Mum on MomCave LIVE

Can I wipe bottoms and still kick-ass? What if all the other mums are really, really boring? Is it okay to Google the answers to everything? Kirsty Smith, the acclaimed UK blogger behind Eeh Bah Mum, is the our guest this week on MomCave LIVE. She’s the author of “How to Have a Baby and Not Lose Your…

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Added by Jennifer Weedon Palazzo on January 26, 2016 at 8:44pm — No Comments

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