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An Oldie, but a Goodie Book Review |Let\’s Revisit The Penderwicks

If you\’ve been following along these last few months, we\’ve been having a ton of fun revisiting older books reviews. Why? Because even though these titles may have published a few years ago, they are still amazing books that will enchant and delight your young readers. Welcome back to the An Oldie, but a Goodie …

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More Pollinator Fun: The Bee Tree by Patricia Polacco

Patricia Polacco is a very favorite author/illustrator  so I\’d like to share our love of her book, “The Bee Tree” for National Honey Bee Day! National Honey Bee Day is an awareness day when beekeepers, beekeeping clubs and associations, and honey bee enthusiasts from across the United States celebrate honey bees and recognize their contribution to …

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Ways to Crush Your Holiday Shopping List Mask-Free!

The sweat is rolling down your back. Your facemask is inching its way up to your cheeks and all it will take is one more wiggle to send it straight into your eyeballs. Your stomach rolls because you are hungry as heck and the person in front of you in line smells like a delightful …

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A Day with Henry David Thoreau at Walden Pond

I love spending the lazy hours of a Sunday looking back on old memories with my amazing loved ones. Sometimes, these memories come flooding back thanks to an old picture, a moment, or even a book. Sometimes, its the combination of all three. This book immediately brought back the memory of a day spent at Walden Pond …

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Helping Small Businesses Survive during COVID19

Beyond the anxieties and health concerns that come with a global pandemic, small businesses (especially those deemed \”non-essential\” ) are taking a huge hit financially and even mentally. Many people have lost their jobs and many small business owners are giving in to the crushing and frustrating limitations and are choosing not to reopen at …

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Shelter In Place Discussion Questions for Kids : Could YOU \”Live Tiny?\”

(Guest post from Becky Flansburg) The world is such a different place right now. And there\’s much debate about when Shelter In Place, quarantine, social distancing, and other COVID-19 mandates will end. No one really knows, but I do know is that there are silver linings among the cloud of this pandemic. I\’ll give you …

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Play, Creativity, and Reading: A winning combination for kids

\”Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children, play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood.\”-Fred Rogers As adults, the word \”play\” is usually connected to something we do after the kids are raised, and we are nestling into our Golden Years. \”Play\” …

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