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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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Revolution, by Deborah Wiles | Book Review

| July 26, 2014 | 2 Comments
Revolution, by Deborah Wiles | Book Review

Revolution, Deborah Wiles’ second novel in The Sixties Trilogy, sends readers on a journey to Greenwood, Mississippi in the summer of 1964, also known as “Freedom Summer.”

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Between Two Worlds, by Katherine Kirkpatrick | Book Review

| July 24, 2014 | 2 Comments
Between Two Worlds, by Katherine Kirkpatrick | Book Review

Travel back in time to the year 1900, and place yourself in the shoes of sixteen-year-old Billy Bah, who lives in the unrelenting wintry land of northern Itta, Greenland.

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If You Were Me and Lived in … Portugal: An Introduction to Learning About Other Cultures | Dedicated Review

| July 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
If You Were Me and Lived in … Portugal: An Introduction to Learning About Other Cultures | Dedicated Review

Discover the western European country of Portugal with award-winning author and former social studies teacher Carole P. Roman.

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If You Were Me and Lived in Russia, by Carole P. Roman | Dedicated Review

| July 3, 2014 | 0 Comments
If You Were Me and Lived in Russia, by Carole P. Roman | Dedicated Review

If You Were Me and Lived in Russia is the latest installment to a great picture book series that showcases diversity and encourages children to explore the world.

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Learn About Sleepover at the World Cup in Brazil, by Geeta Raj

| July 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
Learn About Sleepover at the World Cup in Brazil, by Geeta Raj

Geeta Raj brings an 11-year career in international development and humanitarian assistance to The Global Sleepover series, including over 8 years as a Senior Program Analyst with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

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A Soccer (or Football) Sleepover in Brazil: Sleepover at the World Cup in Brazil

| July 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
A Soccer (or Football) Sleepover in Brazil: Sleepover at the World Cup in Brazil

A Soccer (or Football) Sleepover in Brazil is part of the Global Sleepover series of interactive storybooks that aim to introduce young readers to different countries and cultures.

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Biographies for Young Readers: Dip into the Minds of the Greats

| June 20, 2014 | 2 Comments
Biographies for Young Readers: Dip into the Minds of the Greats

There’s a fine art to turning a great life into something digestible for a child. The art lies in finding the essence, an almost haiku-like writing that condenses, getting only the most salient details on the page. Each of the following biographies rises to that fine art.

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Illustration Inspiration: Stephen Biesty

| June 14, 2014 | 0 Comments
Illustration Inspiration: Stephen Biesty

Stephen Biesty has worked as a freelance illustrator since 1985 creating a wide variety of information books for both adults and children.

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Animal Board Books by the American Museum of Natural History

| May 31, 2014 | 1 Comment
Animal Board Books by the American Museum of Natural History

Both ABC Animals and Spot the Animals: A Lift-the-Flap Book of Colors are recommended for toddlers, and make unique gifts.

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