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The Rootlets: Super Rootabilities, An Interview with Vicki Marquez

| June 22, 2015 | 0 Comments
The Rootlets: Super Rootabilities, An Interview with Vicki Marquez

I … wanted to give parents an entertaining resource that helped them establish a strong and healthy foundation for their kids and that made the “eat your vegetables” conversation much more fun and exciting.

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The Rootlets: Super Rootabilities, by Vicki Marquez | Dedicated Review

| June 22, 2015 | 0 Comments
The Rootlets: Super Rootabilities, by Vicki Marquez | Dedicated Review

The Rootlets: Super Rootabilities is the first book in a healthy-eating-meets-superhero-action early reader series. The series is written by certified health coach, wellness expert, and plant-based chef Vicki Marquez.

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Perla Garcia and the Mystery of La Llorona, The Weeping Woman | Dedicated Review

Perla Garcia and the Mystery of La Llorona, The Weeping Woman | Dedicated Review

Written with a strong narrative drive, and featuring a compelling female protagonist, Perla Garcia and the Mystery of La Llorona, The Weeping Woman, is also a very well-crafted bilingual text that will introduce children to Spanish vocabulary and idioms.

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Thinkerox: A Brain in a Box, by Dr. Brian Whitestone | Dedicated Review

| May 24, 2015 | 0 Comments
Thinkerox: A Brain in a Box, by Dr. Brian Whitestone | Dedicated Review

Most everyone will agree that technology can be both beneficial and detrimental but how to explain this to children can often be difficult. Dr. Brian Whitestone, author of Thinkerox: A Brain in a Box, has depicted both aspects for children in an imaginative and vivid tale about a boy and his invention.

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Best New Books For Winter & Snow Days

| December 21, 2013 | 0 Comments
Best New Books For Winter & Snow Days

For readers ready to go on a snowy adventure, look no further than the following books that prove snow days are truly magical. We’ve got 4 picture books, 1 early reader and a novel filled with non-stop action for middle grade readers.

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Sara Woster: Talented Painter, Writer, Illustrator, and Animator

| February 13, 2013 | 0 Comments
Sara Woster: Talented Painter, Writer, Illustrator, and Animator

It’s a great pleasure to share Sara Woster’s captivating new Book Set 3 (just published by Home Grown Books) with our TCBR readers.

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Gearing Up for Kindergarten

| August 14, 2012 | 1 Comment
Gearing Up for Kindergarten

September is just a few short weeks away and children going into kindergarten will enter a whole new realm that is really quite different from Pre-K or daycare settings. The following books will help explain the school setting and hopefully clear up any doubts or lingering fears in preparation for the first day of school.

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Review: Gus Makes a Friend by Frank Remkiewicz

| February 9, 2012 | 0 Comments
Review: Gus Makes a Friend by Frank Remkiewicz

Recognizable to many as the illustrator of Jack London’s Froggy series, Frank Remkiewicz has developed a new early reader series starring a sweet natured rhinoceros named Gus.

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(Theodor Seuss) Geisel Award, 2012

| January 23, 2012 | 0 Comments
(Theodor Seuss) Geisel Award, 2012

The Geisel Award is given annually to the author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished American book for beginning readers published in English in the United States during the preceding year.

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Kids’ Halloween Books: Cats, Bats, & Skeletons

| September 21, 2011 | 1 Comment
Kids’ Halloween Books: Cats, Bats, & Skeletons

Our Halloween book list spotlights everything from growing pumpkins to plain-old, creepy stories that beg to be read on a dark night with a flashlight.

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