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Nature’s Classroom: Dirt, Critter and Water Activities for Kids

The summer season is upon us, and this fleeting time of year needs to be filled with adventures and sunny fun. After a crazy year of Distance Learning, Homeschooling, and Shelter in Place orders, its time to get outside and dive into Nature’s Classroom. Currently, I live in a neighborhood with several families with elementary-aged… Read More Nature’s Classroom: Dirt, Critter and Water Activities for Kids

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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 ultimate purchase of TWO great bird i.d. books. My daughter… Read More Nature’s Classroom | Two Bird I.D. Books Young Naturalists

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Badass Books for Warrior Women: The story of a Columbine High Shooting Survivor

A few years ago, I started a book sharing theme on Fraticmommy called Badass Books for Warrior Women. I love books and I read as often as my busy schedule lets me. But thanks to the hecticness of life and work, I’ve gotten away from series…but not anymore. Now is a good time to revitalize… Read More Badass Books for Warrior Women: The story of a Columbine High Shooting Survivor

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Picking eBooks that Sooth your Soul and Feed Your Brain

So how are you? I think we are in the 8th week of lockdown/quarantine? Honestly, my ultra-introvert life hasn’t changed a ton so there are many times (a day) when I am unsure what freaking day it is much less how long we’ve been living under the Fear Shadow called COVID-19. I know it’s hard.… Read More Picking eBooks that Sooth your Soul and Feed Your Brain

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e-Learning Links and Resources for those thrown into Homeschooling by #COVID19

Please don’t get me wrong…I am NOT sharing this to toot my own horn or “rub it in.” I’ve been homeschooling my highly-anxious teen daughter for almost a year now and it is #1 on my 2019 Victories List. Our school was not “bad”…quite the opposite in fact. But the noise, chaos, pressure, drama, and… Read More e-Learning Links and Resources for those thrown into Homeschooling by #COVID19

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A Story of Friendship, Perseverance, and Taking Care of your Body

Guest Post from Andrea L. Olatunji | Vice President of Education I was gifted this wonderful diverse picture book as a reviewer for Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2020 from TimTimTom Publishing; a company that provides three different stories in 10 languages and with over 100 personalization possibilities to choose from, your child becomes the hero.… Read More A Story of Friendship, Perseverance, and Taking Care of your Body

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Making Their Voices Heard: The Inspiring Friendship of Ella Fitzgerald and Marilyn Monroe

Guest post from B.W. Harold I was generously given a copy of Making Their Voices Heard by the writer herself, Ms. Vivian Kirkfield. She gave it to me in celebration of Multicultural Children’s Book Day. I’m happy to say I’m glad she did.  Making Their Voices Heard is the story of a surprising friendship, especially… Read More Making Their Voices Heard: The Inspiring Friendship of Ella Fitzgerald and Marilyn Monroe

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A unique diverse middle-grade book | Pippa Park Raises Her Game by Erin Yun

Guest post from Katie Gordon, Reading Consultant I received Pippa Park Raises Her Game by Erin Yun as a gift in exchange for an honest review for Multicultural Children’s Book Day. This book was a lot of fun! As my first middle grade read of 2020, I think I’m off to a great year of… Read More A unique diverse middle-grade book | Pippa Park Raises Her Game by Erin Yun

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A Diverse Picture Book that Empowers Girls to be Confident | Sumo Joe by Mia Wenjen

Guest post by Veronica Jorge (This book was a gift to review for the Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2020 event 1/31/20. #ReadYourWorld)   A Diverse Picture Book that Empowers Girls to be Confident | Sumo Joe by Mia Wenjen It seems like just another Saturday afternoon. Sumo Joe and his friends transform the living room… Read More A Diverse Picture Book that Empowers Girls to be Confident | Sumo Joe by Mia Wenjen