Maker Mindset

by

Read Alouds to pair with makerspace that incorporate Maker Mindset.

Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It STOP!

by

Much of the northern United States is getting pretty sick of winter. In the Minneapolis area, where I live, this month has been not only the snowiest February on record, but the sixth… Continue reading

Going Back to School: Guest Post by Chitra Soundar

by

We are excited to welcome Chitra Soundar as our guest author today. Her most recent book, Mangoes, Mischief, and Tales of Friendship : Stories from India, features eight stories that were inspired by… Continue reading

Realistic Children’s Fiction: Loss and Grief, Death and Dying

by

Grief and loss is a topic that is difficult to talk about with children. How do you explain death and dying to your young child?  This is a contemporary problem that is relevant… Continue reading

Finding Inspiration: Guest Post by Roshani Chokshi

by

We are excited to welcome Roshani Chokshi as our guest author today. Her most recent book, The Gilded Wolves, a YA fantasy set in 1880s Paris, follows a diverse team of teens trying… Continue reading

Fun and Unusual Cookbooks

by

Thanks to our Publisher partners for making this post possible! Trying to get kids more interested in your non-fiction section?  The cookbook area isn’t often a section that you would think has a… Continue reading

DISGUSTING NONFICTION TO DELIGHT YOUR READERS!

by

Gross things are always perennial favorites for kids… and adults. Stiff : the Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach was the first nonfiction book I read as an adult that delved… Continue reading

Tracey’s 2018 Favorite Fiction

by

2018 has been a busy reading year. My Goodreads goal was 200 books (not counting picture books), and I had already met that by the end of August! It was quite difficult to… Continue reading

Tracey’s 2018 Favorite Nonfiction

by

One of my t-shirts declares: “I read too many books to believe what I am told.” I bought it because I thought it was funny, but in all seriousness, I love learning about… Continue reading

Tracey’s 2018 Favorite Picture Books and Graphic Novels

by

Happy holidays! It’s that time of year again, which for me means it’s also time for my annual favorite books of the year posts. I think choosing the picture books is the hardest,… Continue reading