Reading in a Winter Wonderland

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Who doesn't love a good snow day? Okay, maybe being trapped inside with a pack of restless kids isn't exactly a spa day, but being snowed in is a perfect time to get the family together and read! After a long day of ice skating and snowball fights, your kids will love to snuggle up on the couch … [Read more...]

Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights…and Books!

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No kid's holiday season is complete without a book to supplement the celebrations. Here's a starter list of Hanukkah books to bring some extra reading and fun to this month's Festival of Lights. The Chanukkah Guest by Eric A. Kimmel This book is a personal favorite. It tells the silly story of … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving Traditions: What Will You Read?

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As we approach Thanksgiving and the holiday season, it has me thinking about traditions. I spend the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving thinking about my favorite holiday activity: what book I'm going to read. My little tradition Since I am not the host for my family Thanksgiving (or perhaps not … [Read more...]

9 Delightful DIY Disney, Dr. Seuss and Sesame Street Character Costumes

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October is here! Ask any child on the street what that means, and inevitably the answer is "Halloween!!". As the weather grows cooler, the big question looms: The old standbys remain: ghost, vampire, witch, pumpkin. But maybe your child wants something a bit different this year. We thought we'd … [Read more...]

Babies Go Gaga for Baby Einstein’s 20th Anniversary!

Celebrate Baby Einstein's 20th anniversary!

As a parent, you've likely felt that feeling by now. That, "I turned around and my baby grew up faster than I ever imagined" feeling. We're having that feeling on a broad scale this year, as we celebrate our friendship with the amazing Baby Einstein brand as they celebrate their 20th Anniversary. … [Read more...]

What do Frozen things do ‘In Summer’? [Olaf’s Song]

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We've heard one trillion renditions of 'Let it Go' from the hit movie, Frozen. Now it's time tp highlight a seasonally appropriate tune by everyone's favorite snowman sidekick. No one has a heart to tell the melty guy the truth about what happens to frozen things in 'In … [Read more...]

Summer Literacy Strategy #1

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It's officially summer, a time of year filled with fun, sun and relaxation, but also the challenge of keeping your child's mind sharp and his or her path to learning engaged through the summer months. We solicited advice on the topic from some trusted resources, recently. It was thrilling to hear … [Read more...]

DIY for Daddy – A Homemade Father’s Day Gift

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Father's Day is just a few days away! We won't judge if you haven't yet squared away what you'll be doing to celebrate the dads in your life.  Instead, we'd love to offer an idea for a sweet, sentimental homemade Father's Day gift that you can create with your little one for any dad (or … [Read more...]

All the books! Dr. Seuss and His Friends Printable Booklists

Dr Seuss and His Friends Collector's Checklist

Kids have such fun collecting our beloved Dr. Seuss and His Friends titles as part of our book club, and we recently realized we tend to get the same questions over and over from customers: How many books can my child collect as part of the club? * Will we receive [a particular book] as part of … [Read more...]



May Is Get Caught Reading Month

May is Get Caught Reading Month

Did you know, May happens to be Get Caught Reading Month? Get Caught Reading is a campaign sponsored by The Association of American Publishers (AAP) to promote literacy nationwide, with a special focus on children's literacy: Because of research indicating that early language experience actually … [Read more...]

Welcome Baby Book Bug: Our Baby Book Reviewer

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Meet Baby Book Bug, our newest - and littlest, book reviewer. His opinions are solely his, and he won't hold back. As parents and teachers, you know that the books you love to read to your kids are not always the books they'd pull from the bookshelf themselves.  Every child has his or her … [Read more...]

Earth Day Activities Featuring The Lorax

Earth Day Activities with the Lorax

Earth Day is a time to observe more than a holiday we celebrate. Still, there are so many fun things to do on Earth Day with children to introduce them to important issues that relate to our earth and environment, and keeping both protected and healthy. Check out this selection of Earth Day … [Read more...]

Fill-in-the-Blank Poem (Printable) for National Poetry Month

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In honor of National Poetry Month, here's a starter poem for your young poet. Tell your child the name of the poem is "Rhymes with Spring," and encourage your poet to fill in the blanks with words that indeed rhyme with spring. Remember, it's okay to be silly! Even nonsensical rhyming words … [Read more...]

11 Surprising Ways to Use Your Local Library

11 Surprising Ways to Use Your Local Library

It’s National Library Week, once again! A national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA), it is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation's libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support each April. This year, Library week is April 10-16th. In … [Read more...]

5 Best Board Games That Are Anything But Boring

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Board games are a great way to explore and reinforce reading skills. And although Scrabble and Boggle are wonderful word games for ages 8 and up, Scrabble Junior and Boggle Junior are less-than-stellar alternatives for the budding readers in our lives. Thankfully, there are plenty of alternative, … [Read more...]