Book Inspired Fun

A Minecraft Book that Creates a Bridge Between Parents and Kids

Who would have ever thought parents would be encouraging their kids to play video games because there are valuable learning components included?! I’m sure a lot of parents are thinking that right now. And yes, kids should be getting outside, exploring their world, reading books, and every else like that to live a balanced life. …

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Sherlock Holmes activities for kids

Happy Birthday Sherlock Holmes! Let\’s Create and Decipher

William Sherlock Scott Holmes, best known as Sherlock Holmes, is the world\’s only consulting detective, a profession he created for himself. Oddly enough, people are not 100% when this fictional character\’s really is. Created by the Scottish writer Arthur Conan Doyle. The prototype for the modern mastermind detective, Holmes first appeared in Conan Doyle\’s A Study in …

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Celebrating a Santa Lucia Christmas with Wish Cookies

Hope, like the gleaming taper’s light, Adorns and cheers our way, And still as darker grows the night, Emits a brighter ray. ~Oliver Goldsmith~  Photo by Claudia Grunder Every December 13th, we continue a long family tradition of celebrating St. Lucia. My parents were from Sweden and they brought this tradition along with them. In …

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Supporting Small Businesses During Challenging Times

Audrey Press is ❀ Woman-Owned & Independent Small Business ❀ Shop Small First! As the Shop Small Movement gains momentum, local officials across the nation take notice and move to promote the day even more than ever thanks to all of the challenges that 2020 has brought upon Americans. Why is it more important than …

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Keep Calm and eBook On

As the holiday season begins to ramp up and the act of holiday gift-buying shifts to a whole new direction, we want to remind people that books are always a great gift for kids and adults alike. We would like to remind everyone that eBooks are NOT a “less than” or undesirable gift for the …

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The Hunter’s Promise: An Abenaki Tale 

Kidlit for Native American Heritage Month: The Hunter’s Promise: An Abenaki Tale 

I first saw this book when it was in galley form and it was breathtaking then. Actually holding the book in my hands is an experience I’m very happy with. The Hunter’s Promise: An Abenaki Tale told by long-time story-teller and author Joseph Bruchac and beautifully illustrated by Bill Farnsworth is a beautiful re-telling of an …

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Kidlit for Native American Heritage Month: Whispers of the Wolf

There is something truly magical about forming a bond with a wild animal. Do I need to say that one must exercise caution? However one doesn’t need to exercise caution when a bond is formed between a boy, a wolf, and the human reading the story. Such is the case with Whispers of the Wolf by Pauline …

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