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FREE Digital Reading Resources from your Library!

I’m a librarian and last Sunday, our library closed because of the COVID-19 virus. Frankly IT. WAS. INSANE. It honestly felt like people were more worried about running out of books than milk or TP! Heartwarming, right? When we are facing isolation our first comfort – and more importantly our kids’ first comfort-  is the […]

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Early Chapter Books

Making The Leap: Early Chapter Books for Your Young Reader

This month I’m covering one of my favorite topics: early chapter books (aka transitional chapter books).  It is that wonderful time when readers are transitioning out of those (often mind-numbing) early readers and finding fun, adventurous, and sometimes even spooky new chapter books. Transitional chapter books tend to have slightly more words on a page, […]

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Grief Books

Grab the Tissues: The Best Kids’ Books for Death and Grief

According to Benjamin Franklin …in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes. We Mamas can add one more thing as absolute certainty – our kids will have questions. Whether your little one just watched The Lion King for the first time (and you forgot about the part where the father […]

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interactive books for young children

Beyond the Fourth Wall: Interactive Books for Young Children

When I was young, interactive books for young children only meant pop-up books. As the younger sibling, however, most of ours had torn tabs and re-taped pop-outs which eventually stopped working all together. In recent years, however, we’ve seen a new way for families to engage with books directly. Without using the delicate pop-out mechanics, […]

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