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Best New Kids Stories | October 2014

| October 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
Best New Kids Stories | October 2014

Here are some awesome books for your “Little Humans.” As usual, we’ve picked five kids books that we feel represent some of the best new kids stories

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Sinner, by Maggie Stiefvater | Book Review

| September 29, 2014 | 0 Comments
Sinner, by Maggie Stiefvater | Book Review

SINNER is the fourth book in the SHIVER series by Maggie Stiefvater. Fans of the series are treated to a beyond-the-ending look into what happens to two of their favorite characters after the original series ended.

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Mindfulness: Kids Books on Mindfulness, Kindness and Compassion

| September 28, 2014 | 1 Comment
Mindfulness: Kids Books on Mindfulness, Kindness and Compassion

Kids books are a fantastic mechanism to start the discussion with young readers on what is mindfulness and ways to incorporate it into lives.

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Lifetime: The Amazing Numbers in Animals’ Lives, by Lola Schaefer | Book Review

| September 26, 2014 | 0 Comments
Lifetime: The Amazing Numbers in Animals’ Lives, by Lola Schaefer | Book Review

This whimsical and educational book combines a love for both animals and numbers, which makes it a great way to get animal lovers excited about math while giving them the opportunity to learn more about the individual animals as well.

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Giraffes Can’t Dance: Number Rumba, by Giles Andreae | Book Review

| September 24, 2014 | 0 Comments
Giraffes Can’t Dance: Number Rumba, by Giles Andreae | Book Review

Based upon the picture book, Giraffes Can’t Dance, this sturdy and colorful board book is a fun way for little ones to learn how to count to ten.

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Strong Female Characters in Dystopian Worlds

| September 23, 2014 | 0 Comments
Strong Female Characters in Dystopian Worlds

I want to talk about strong female characters in dystopian worlds, but right off the bat, I’m going to be difficult and say, “Whoa. Whoa. Whoa. What do we mean by strong exactly?”

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Tap The Magic Tree, by Christie Matheson | Book Review

| September 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
Tap The Magic Tree, by Christie Matheson | Book Review

Tap The Magic Tree, by Christie Matheson, is a beautiful story about the changing seasons centered on a single tree that children are asked to interact with on the page.

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Fantasy League, by Mike Lupica | Book Spotlight

| September 20, 2014 | 0 Comments
Fantasy League, by Mike Lupica | Book Spotlight

Twelve-year-old Charlie is a fantasy football guru. He may be just a bench warmer for his school’s football team, but when it comes to knowing and loving the game, he’s first-string.

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The Thing About Being a Debut Author

| September 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
The Thing About Being a Debut Author

JENNIFER LONGO holds an M.F.A. in Writing for Theater from Humboldt State University. She credits her lifelong flair for drama to parents who did things like buy the town graveyard and put their kids to work in it-because how hilarious would that be?

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My Writing and Reading Life: Andrea Pyros

| September 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
My Writing and Reading Life: Andrea Pyros

Andrea Pyros’ debut novel is My Year of Epic Rock. Andrea has worked as a magazine editor, celebrity interviewer, and cookie wrangler.

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