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By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: October 15, 2011

Sunn Byrd & The Players

Sunn Byrd was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where her journey as a creative genius began at an early age as a student at the Settlement Music School. She earned an Associate’s Degree in Liberal Arts at the Community College of Philadelphia. Byrd draws from her study of the liberal arts to work on her animated children’s book series, aptly entitled The Players. The series serves to promote camaraderie and physical fitness among young children.

TCBR: The Players is a book/audio series targeting children from their impressionable years of ages 3 and up. You wrote the series to encourage kids to keep active by way of sports and adventurous play. Can you tell us why you chose to get behind the cause of having kids live a healthy and balanced lifestyle?

By Nicki Richesin, The Children’s Book Review
Published: October 12, 2011

Looking for some spooky good reads this Halloween? Below is our family’s list of all-time favorites. Have a Happy Halloween!

A cautionary tale from 1829 The Spider and the Fly will capture your children’s imagination. Tony DiTerlizzi spins a masterful retelling of Mary Howitt’s poetic fable with his perversely charming pictures. It’s such fun and best read with a wicked voice… Ba ha ha ha ha! (Ages 6-9)

By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: October 9, 2011

Are you looking for some spooky fun for your favorite little monster? Enter to win a signed copy of Boo Who? A Spooky Lift-the-Flap Book by Joan Holub, published by Scholastic. Giveaway begins October 9, 2011, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends November 6, 2011, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

Reading level: Ages 1-6

Lift-the-flap boardbook: 24 pages

By Nicki Richesin, The Children’s Book Review
Published: October 7, 2011

75th Anniversary Edition

How could a heroine born in 1867 speak so intently to us over a century later? I suppose it all began with the first book in the “Big Woods” of Wisconsin and then for me, a child of the seventies, the wholesome television series produced by Michael Landon. I was delighted to return to the books again with my daughter to distinguish the stories from my memories of the dramatized television show. In Laura Ingalls Wilder’s cherished, award-winning Little House series, she conveyed hope when there seemed little left and deeply held values I would like to impart to my seven-year-old daughter, but that her stories make very easy for her to understand. In our modern era of constant technological bombardment, it was a welcome relief to escape for a few chapters each week to Laura’s family in their snug little cabin. She taught us how to slow down and show gratitude for our lives, just as the Ingalls family did.