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Minnesota Writers: #Brainerd Writers Alliance Conference and Writing Contest!

So, do you know how to weave a good tale? Spin a solid sonnet? Write a moving non-fiction article? Then I suggest considering entering a Minnesota only writing contest! Brainerd Writers Alliance is seeking submissions from literary authors across the state of Minnesota in the categories of fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. Brainerd Writers Alliance… Read More Minnesota Writers: #Brainerd Writers Alliance Conference and Writing Contest!

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Rory Feek – New Book on Growing Love, Lifesteading, and Hope

I remember hearing about Joey and Rory’s journey two years ago. I wasn’t familiar with these Nashville songwriters, but I was familiar with the many hit songs they wrote. They were a high-profile couple in Nashville and also the picture of true love and incredible talent. But the real story was of a journey…a fight.… Read More Rory Feek – New Book on Growing Love, Lifesteading, and Hope

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Two New English/French picture books for Kids #ReadYourWorld

So why are second languages so important? Because we want not only want the best education for our children, we also live in a diverse world of many, many unique languages. But, what can parents do when only 25% of  U.S. elementary schools, public or private, offer any type of foreign language programs? Invest in some… Read More Two New English/French picture books for Kids #ReadYourWorld

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Squash Summer Slide | A #DiverseKidLit Linkup for Summer Reading

Welcome to #DiverseKidLit ! Please join us in sharing your diverse children’s book links and resources, as well as visiting other links to find great suggestions and recommendations. With school ending soon, we are committed to squashing summer slide by offering parents #DiverseKidLit Linkup for Summer Reading. What Is #DiverseKidLit? Diverse Children’s Books is a book-sharing meme designed to… Read More Squash Summer Slide | A #DiverseKidLit Linkup for Summer Reading

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A #SacredTravel book that captured my heart | Pilgrimage: A Modern Day Seeker’s Guide

A few years ago, the book, The Wander Society, really caught my attention. I think it spoke to my inner need to be free to roam. But even though this book really spoke to me, my inner Rational Mom kicked in and berated me for being silly enough to think I could randomly, pack up, leave… Read More A #SacredTravel book that captured my heart | Pilgrimage: A Modern Day Seeker’s Guide

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Multicultural Book Recommends! #DiverseKidLit Link-up for May

Welcome to #DiverseKidLit ! Please join us in sharing your diverse children’s book links and resources, as well as visiting other links to find great suggestions and recommendations. What Is #DiverseKidLit? Diverse Children’s Books is a book-sharing meme designed to promote the reading and writing of children’s books that feature diverse characters. This community embraces all kinds of… Read More Multicultural Book Recommends! #DiverseKidLit Link-up for May

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Stewie BOOM! and Princess Penelope: Handprints, Snowflakes, and Playdates #ReadYourWorld

Even though  Autism Awareness Month is drawing to a close, I am always on the lookout for quality children’s books about kids on the autism spectrum disorder and ones that encourage inclusively and empathy. Then I stumbled upon the Stewie BOOM! series from Christine Bronstein is geared towards both families and parents with special needs… Read More Stewie BOOM! and Princess Penelope: Handprints, Snowflakes, and Playdates #ReadYourWorld