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Interview with Sandhya Sameera Pillalamarri About The Name Soup

| January 10, 2015 | 0 Comments
Interview with Sandhya Sameera Pillalamarri About The Name Soup

How did the idea for The Name Soup originate?

Sandhya Sameera Pillalamarri: The concept of the book was inspired by my long last name. I was always intrigued about its true meaning and where it came from.

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The Name Soup, by Sandhya Sameera Pillalamarri | Dedicated Review

| January 10, 2015 | 0 Comments
The Name Soup, by Sandhya Sameera Pillalamarri | Dedicated Review

The Name Soup is an encouraging story for children and is a poignant read for young students and teachers learning to build tolerance and gain insights within classrooms.

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If You Were Me and Lived in … Hungary, By Carole P. Roman | Dedicated Review

| December 28, 2014 | 0 Comments
If You Were Me and Lived in … Hungary, By Carole P. Roman | Dedicated Review

Carol P. Roman’s If You Were Me and Lived in … Hungary: A Child’s Introduction to Cultures Around the World is the thirteenth in her series briefly introducing young readers to our world’s diverse cultures.

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If You Were Me and Lived in … Greece, by Carole P. Roman: Dedicated Review

| December 27, 2014 | 0 Comments
If You Were Me and Lived in … Greece, by Carole P. Roman: Dedicated Review

Eleventh in her children’s cultural series, Carol P. Roman’s If You Were Me and Lived in … Greece: A Child’s Introduction to Cultures Around the World takes her young readers to Southern Europe and the tiny island of Greece.

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Lara’s Gift, by Annemarie O’Brien | Book Review

| December 23, 2014 | 0 Comments
Lara’s Gift, by Annemarie O’Brien | Book Review

Lara’s Gift is a step back in time to Imperial Russia, before the revolution of 1917. O’Brien captures the realities of the count’s estate, the clothing and lavish interiors, the grand kennels and stables, the lush celebrations, the intricate relationship between nobles and servants—and the longings of a peasant girl trapped by traditions and superstitions.

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

| December 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
If You Were Me and Lived in … Peru, by Carole P. Roman | Dedicated Review

Due to the well condensed and simplistic format, If You Were Me and Lived in … Peru: A Child’s Introduction to Cultures Around the World and the entire series can easily be the basis for further discussions of Peru, the Spanish language, cultures, traditions, historical sites and home life.

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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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