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Five Family Favorites with Patricia Dunn, Author of Rebels by Accident

| December 15, 2014 | 0 Comments
Five Family Favorites with Patricia Dunn, Author of Rebels by Accident

Patricia Dunn, author of Rebels by Accident, selected her family’s five favorite books with the help of her husband Allan Tepper. They are a beautiful collection of diverse characters and plots.

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12 Kids’ Books on Showing Thankfulness & Being Grateful

| November 12, 2014 | 0 Comments
12 Kids’ Books on Showing Thankfulness & Being Grateful

As we begin a season of reflection and celebration, we are pleased to share some of our favorite books on thankfulness and being grateful that will help young readers on their journey to understanding gratitude.

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Mindfulness: Kids Books on Mindfulness, Kindness and Compassion

| September 28, 2014 | 2 Comments
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 | 4 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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