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Picture Books Around the World: Africa

Picture Books Around the World: Africa

Today we are paying a visit to the diverse continent of Africa! Africa is the world’s second-largest continent, and it is made up of 53 different countries. The books on this list highlight seven African countries: Kenya, South Africa, Malawi, Ghana, Mali, Morocco, and Uganda. One Hen [Ghana] When Kojo’s […]

September 15, 2014 ×

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Picture Books Around the World: South America

Picture Books Around the World: South America

Today’s “Picture Books Around the World” installment takes us to the diverse continent of South America! This continent is made up of 12 independent countries and three territories. The books in this list feature four South American countries: Argentina, Colombia, Brazil, and Peru. Biblioburro: A True Story from Colombia This […]

September 10, 2014 ×

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Picture Books Around the World: India

Picture Books Around the World: India

It’s week three in the “Picture Books Around the World” series, and we’ve already visited Australia, Japan, Italy, and France! Today’s stop on the picture book world tour is India. India is one of the largest countries in the world, ranking 7th in land area and 2nd in population. Here […]

September 8, 2014 ×

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Picture Books Around the World: France

Picture Books Around the World: France

For the fourth installment of our eight-part “Picture Books Around the World” series, we’ll be stopping in beautiful France! France is a country beloved by many, so there is no shortage of books written about it. Here are some of my favorites. Adèle & Simon When Adele picks up her […]

September 3, 2014 ×

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Picture Books Around the World: Italy

Picture Books Around the World: Italy

Last week, we visited Australia and Japan. Next up in our trip around the world… Italy! This beautiful country is known for many things, including its history, architecture, and fabulous food! I’m part-Italian (on my mom’s side) and Italian culture has always been a part of my life. Which is […]

September 1, 2014 ×

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Picture Books Around the World: Japan

Picture Books Around the World: Japan

The second stop on our picture book world tour is Japan! This country is almost 5,000 miles from my home in Washington state, so for now I’ll be visiting via books! My Japan Seven-year-old Yumi gives readers an introduction to her daily life in Japan, with stunningly detailed illustrations that […]

August 27, 2014 ×

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Picture Books Around the World: Australia

Picture Books Around the World: Australia

The world is a big place, and every country has it’s own unique history, culture, and way of life. Short of hopping on a plane – which is a luxury for most of us – one of the best ways to teach children about the world is through books. That’s […]

August 25, 2014 ×

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The All-American Girls’ Professional Baseball League

The All-American Girls’ Professional Baseball League

During the Second World War, many of America’s Major League baseball players served in the military. The All-American Girls’ Professional Baseball League was formed in 1943 to entertain the people still at home. The league, which lasted until 1954, was also a source of income for families, as many women […]

May 1, 2014 ×

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Picture Books about Math

Picture Books about Math

Getting kids comfortable with numbers and math early in life is a great way to set them up for success as they grow older. Picture books can be an invaluable resource, so here are a few of my favorite math-themed books for preschool and elementary school aged kids. Monster Math […]

April 21, 2014 ×

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My Favorite Fractured Fairy Tales

My Favorite Fractured Fairy Tales

What are fractured fairy tales? Simply put, fractured fairy tales are classic fairy tales and children’s stories that have been altered for a comedic effect. I loved these kinds of stories growing up and they still delight me to this day. Here are five of my all-time favorites. The Stinky […]

April 14, 2014 ×