Unplug for the Holidays

With so much tech in our everyday lives, it can be refreshing to step away from the digital world and get hands on. Try out some of those Pinterest crafts for kids; there’s tons! One of my current favorites is the Paper Plate Snowflake Yarn Art. This project really helps develop eye-hand coordination, fine motor […]

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If Animals Celebrated Christmas

If Animals Celebrated Christmas By:  Ann Whitford Paul Ann Whitford Paul and David Walker, the team behind IF ANIMALS SAID I LOVE YOU, have teamed up again to create a holiday book.  This time the focus is on animal families preparing for Christmas.  Young Koala kicks things off with a countdown to Christmas.  Penguin and […]

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Día de los Muertos

The Day of the Dead/El Día de los Muertos: A Bilingual Celebration By Bob Barner;  Translated by Teresa Mlawer This brightly illustrated picture book follows a family as they prepare for the traditional Mexican holiday known as Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead).  They make sugar skulls, bread, and other traditional foods and gather marigolds […]

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The Wild Christmas Reindeer

The Wild Christmas Reindeer By Jan Brett One of my absolute favorite stories when I was younger, The Wild Christmas Reindeer is a classic Christmas tale. Twenty-three years old now, this story still holds up as one of Jan Brett’s most popular books. For those not familiar with the wild reindeer, it’s not the traditional […]

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