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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 ×

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Books about Teeth and Oral Hygiene

Books about Teeth and Oral Hygiene

Learning about teeth and oral hygiene can be fun – with the right book, that is! For this post I was lucky enough to collaborate with dentist Sam Weisz, co-author of the book Sugar Bugs. Keep reading to get some tips on choosing the right book from Dr. Weisz himself, […]

March 17, 2014 ×

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Chinese New Year Books for Kids

Chinese New Year Books for Kids

Chinese New Year (also commonly known as Lunar New Year) is one of the most widely celebrated holidays in the world. The festival traditionally lasts for 15 days, though many modern families only celebrate for a few days. The lunar calendar determines when the holiday will occur each year, typically […]

January 13, 2014 ×

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Classroom Read-Alouds for the New School Year

Classroom Read-Alouds for the New School Year

In many cities across America, today is the first day of school! In honor of back-to-school, I’ve selected a few of my favorite school-themed picture books that are perfect for the classroom! The Dot ©2003 by Peter H. Reynolds Sometimes a little dot can have a big impact! This inspiring […]

September 3, 2013 ×

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Books About School for Preschoolers and Kindergarteners

Books About School for Preschoolers and Kindergarteners

Back-to-school season is fast approaching! For parents of kids starting preschool or kindergarten, that can mean a lot of anxiety. First-time students often worry about breaking away from a familiar routine and going to a new place. Some kids simply want to know what to expect. Luckily, there is an […]

July 29, 2013 ×