Connecting Kids Books with Real Life for Children's Book Week {+ giveaway too!}

  This week is Children's Book Week and we're celebrating with a giveaway to kick off the week!  Hosted by Mother Daughter Book Reviews and Youth Literature Reviews, we are linked with more than 90 other amazing book blogs who w...
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Kids Garden Activities that 'Dig into Reading'

With the National Summer Library Book theme being 'Dig into Reading', I wanted to feature some of the great posts linked up to our Discover & Explore 'Gardening with Kids '. There are so many garden activities that will pair nicely wi...
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Wizard Fun: Make your own Alchemy Lab

Welcome to the Poppins Book Nook - a monthly online book club for kids from preschool to high school! The theme for this month's Poppins Book Club is wizards! Whether it's Merlin, Dumbledore or Morgan LeFay, there are some much loved wiza...
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Gardening Books & Activites for Kids

This week, our Discover & Explore feature is Gardening with Kids.  We can't wait to see all of your fun ideas & projects as we enter gardening season! Not only is gardening a fun family activity, it’s also a wonderful way t...
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Teaching Kids to Be Unique

Welcome to our April Online Book Club for Kids.  Each month, we choose a different children's author, highlight their books and share a number of kids activities & crafts. This month, our featured author & illustrator is David...
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Discover & Explore - A New Weekly Themed Linky

I'm very excited to introduce a new series to the blog beginning next week!  I will be co-hosting Discover & Explore, a weekly themed linky with Shaunna from Fantastic Fun & Learning....
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Create Your Own Castle from a Cardboard Box

Welcome to our first post in the Poppins Book Club!  This online book club is for kids from preschool to highschool - kids who love to do more than just read a book! Each month, a new theme will be introduced and we encourage you to ...
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Creating a Book Chain: Linking Books for Kids

Welcome to our March Online Book Club for Kids! This month, we explore the wonderfully imaginative books of Julia Donaldson.  Each month, our group of 40+ book-loving bloggers chooses an author and highlights some fun projects, craft...
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5 Tips for Raising a Reader & Great Book Resources for Kids

Did you know that March is National Reading Month?  It's a great time to think about what it takes to raise a child who reads and loves books....
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Great Cookbooks for Kids and Math Fun in the Kitchen

Have you ever had a kid who asked "Can I help?" when you were preparing a meal?  There's all kinds of ways that kids can get involved in the kitchen!   Cooking is a great life skill and everyone should know some of the basics b...
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Dr. Seuss Activities, Facts & Resources

March is a big month for The Cat in the Hat and Dr. Seuss activities with many book & reading celebrations at schools and libraries across the country. If you have kids (or remember being a child) than you are very familiar with The Cat...
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Fun with Kids Books and Winter Activities

Now that we're in the throws of winter (and most of the holiday gifts have been played with over the past few weeks), it's time to introduce some new ways to beat the winter doldrums.  Today we're sharing some of your favorite winter b...
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The ABC's of Family Field Trips: Tips, Resources & 50+ Ideas for Where to Go

  I'm so excited to introduce a new series this week -- The ABC's of Family Field Trips!   This will be a 5 day series covering all kinds of tips and ideas for those fun family outings you want to plan this year.  I re...
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Reindeer Round-up: Fun Facts, Crafts & Activities

I've always loved reindeer!  I'm sure one of the reasons that they are so intriguing is that they're pretty scarce where most of us live.  But if you're lucky, you might be able to see one during your lifetime.  Thanks to a ...
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The Wonderful Stories of Jan Brett

It's time for our Kid's Virtual Bookclub again -- and December's featured author will be the AMAZING Jan Brett! I'm sure you're familiar with at least one of her many books.  She has authored and illustrated more than 30 beautiful sto...
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