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The Importance of Diversity in Children\’s Literature | MCBD2022

Our mission is to not only raise awareness for the kid’s books that celebrate diversity but to get more of these books into classrooms and libraries. That was the Mission Statement of a fledgling non-profit over NINE years ago. To date,  Multicultural Children’s Book Day (MCBD) has donated over 11K diverse books for kids and …

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Gifts for Readers That They Can Open Again and Again

Among some of my fondest memories as a child includes the times my mother read to me. The gentle cadence of my mother’s voice paired with the thrill of crispy white book pages that shared a thrilling story became a nightly ritual. Then I became a parent myself and the love and the magic of …

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Oldies, but Goodies | More Kidlit Titles to Add to the Read Pile

Happy September! Whether your classroom looks like your dining room table or the local public school, keeping kids fueled with interesting books is always a challenge. Here are some great kidlit books that we\’ve reviewed in the past. The titles may be older, but they are still excellent options. Planet Kindergarten: 100 days in Orbit …

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Sissy Goes Tiny

Happy Second Birthday to Sissy Goes Tiny!

{Guest post from Sissy Goes Tiny co-author, Becky Flansburg) Happy 2nd birthday to Sissy Goes Tiny! What a wild ride it\’s been! It started as a nugget of an idea between myself and bestie, B.A. Norrgard one sunny afternoon on the patio of a small-town pub. I had been in total admiration of B.A.\’s tiny …

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eBook Summer Reading Recommends for Readers of all Ages

Ah, summer. Everyone has been looking forward to sun, fun, and a much slower pace. As the world slowly begins to get a handle on COVID-19 and travel begins to open up, even more readers are on the hunt for books that are not only enjoyable to read but also easy to bring with them …

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A Spring of Foxes | Their Presence a Wonderment

We hear them at night and see them running through our forest. In the early morning hours, we spot them quietly moving through our yard. As Hulda gets ready to have a family of her own,  I never tire of seeing, observing, or interacting with them. Their presence here is a wonderment. ~Valarie Budayr Experience …

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