3 Picture Books about Grief and Loss that will Comfort

I wish we lived in a world where grandpas and grandmas, moms and dads, brothers and sisters, BFFs and beloved pets DIDN’T die. But we do. Having gentle conversations is a must when it comes to explaining loss to kids. Encouraging them to draw out…

4 Books for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

September’s Childhood Cancer Awareness Month is a time to shine the light on the realities of childhood cancer, emphasizing the importance of life-saving research, and join together to make a difference for children diagnosed. The situation is urgent – incidence rates are rising, and cancer…

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Self-Publishing from The Very, Very Beginning

{Guest post from author and teacher, Carolyn Wilhelm} My name is Carolyn Wilhelm. I am a blogger, curriculum writer, and have self-published my own books. My long-time friend, Becky (also known as Franticmommy) invited me to share my thoughts and info on her site because…

Kidlit Picture Books with Messages of PEACE

Classic tales and favorite books are a big part of everyone’s childhood history. We can all pinpoint one or two books from our youth that were perennial favorites and often the ones we requested mom or dad read to us over and over. But I…

Nature’s Classroom | Two Bird I.D. Books Young Naturalists

This last spring I set up two brand new bird feeders outside my office window and bought higher-quality birdseed from our local Farmer’s Market. The reward was a plethora of gorgeous birds that my 54-year-old self hasn’t recalled ever seeing! This prompted the hunt and…

A peaceful picture book for Anxious Kiddoes

The Magical Mindful Day: a Peaceful Picture Book

“Hope for the Future begins with Children.” Anxiety and big emotions are such a large part of our children’s lives these days. Probably more so than ever thanks to the state of our world in 2020. Just think, a year ago many kids had never heard…

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