Yumi’s Extraordinary Collection by Elsa Takaoka #readyourworld

Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2017 (1/27/17) recently concluded for its fourth year, but the buzz continues! The reality is that the need for “windows and mirrors”must continue the other 364 days of every year. “Windows” in the pages of a book that help young readers experience new worlds, cultures, traditions, religions and lifestyles. “Mirrors” because… Continue Reading Yumi’s Extraordinary Collection by Elsa Takaoka #readyourworld

Happy World Read Aloud Day! (with a little help from Gus The Traveler) #WRAD17

Read Aloud. Change the World. Celebrate World Read Aloud Day by reading aloud and taking action on behalf of the 758 million people who cannot read. World Read Aloud Day motivates children, teens, and adults to celebrate the power of words.  This global literacy movement is about taking action to show the world that the… Continue Reading Happy World Read Aloud Day! (with a little help from Gus The Traveler) #WRAD17

A Goddess Month Alternative to Valentine’s Day: International Book Giving Day

As Goddess Month continues, were you all aware of why I love Feb 14th so much? NO…not because of Valentine’s Day. Because of International Book Giving Day ! It’s a day dedicated to getting new, used, and borrowed books in the hands of as many children as possible. It’s a reasonable simple holiday to celebrate and the International… Continue Reading A Goddess Month Alternative to Valentine’s Day: International Book Giving Day

Top things EVERY parent needs to know about kids’ reading (Advice from Scholastic)

Today, Scholastic released the latest research from the newest Kids & Family Reading Report, 6th edition. We learned what kids – and parents – want in books, as well as kids need for more guidance on books to read for fun.  For 10 years, this nationally representative research from Scholastic has surveyed kids ages 6-17… Continue Reading Top things EVERY parent needs to know about kids’ reading (Advice from Scholastic)

Multicultural Children’s Book Review: If You Were Me and Lived in…by Carole P Roman {Guest Post by Shoumi Sen}

Multicultural Children’s Book Day Jan 27th, 2017 )Book Review Guest post from author Shoumi Sen I am honored to be a part of Multicultural Children’s Book Day and for getting the opportunity to review books from the series If You Were Me and Lived in…by Carole P Roman. The author was very generous to send… Continue Reading Multicultural Children’s Book Review: If You Were Me and Lived in…by Carole P Roman {Guest Post by Shoumi Sen}