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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

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¿Qué Pasa? | Alphabetization in the Spanish Speaking World

Author Yvette Pais came across my radar during Multicultural Children’s Bool Day 2017. Since then, we’ve stayed in touch and I consider her one of my many “online buddies.” She is kind, gracious and crazy-talented. Created by Yvette and illustrator Ines Hüni, the purpose of this new book, titled ¿Qué pasa? Los an Animales de la… Read More ¿Qué Pasa? | Alphabetization in the Spanish Speaking World

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My Roundup of Gorgeous Chinese New Year Books and Crafts

I love holidays. Not just the “normal” ones like Christmas, Easter etc. I also appreciate the unique ones that give me and my family glimpses of other traditions and cultures. Chinese New Year is one of those kinds of holidays. Unlike our New Year celebrations, Chinese New Year is never on a fixed date because… Read More My Roundup of Gorgeous Chinese New Year Books and Crafts

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Beautiful and Brave by Stacy McAnulty | Two Picture Books that every Kid Needs

Author Stacy McAnulty came across my radar a few years ago when she became a Sponsor of the non-profit I project manage, Multicultural Children’s Book Day. Stacy is a VERY busy author and across-the-board her books are high-quality, vibrant and FUN.   I also think it’s cool that she is a  mechanical engineer turned children’s… Read More Beautiful and Brave by Stacy McAnulty | Two Picture Books that every Kid Needs

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MKB Read Around the World Summer Reading Series review of Moving Target

For the very first time I am participating in the MKB Read Around the World Summer Reading Series! The multicultural location I have chosen to visit is Rome and the book I am reviewing is an awesome middle-reader book called Moving Target by Christina Diaz Gonzalez (Scholastic Press). Read around the world this summer with great books recommended by the… Read More MKB Read Around the World Summer Reading Series review of Moving Target

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Read an E-Book Week-Read an eBook; Support a #Teacher

It’s Read an E-Book Week! Otherwise known as; Read an eBook, Support a #Teacher First conceived by author Rita Toews more than nine years ago as a response to the stagnant acceptance of electronic reading, Read An E-Book Week has slowly built a strong international following among digitally published authors and readers alike. This year’s… Read More Read an E-Book Week-Read an eBook; Support a #Teacher

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Multicultural Book Review-Yumi’s Extraordinary Collection by Elsa Takaoka #readyourworld

Multicultural Book Review-Yumi’s Extraordinary Collection The national online event, 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… Read More Multicultural Book Review-Yumi’s Extraordinary Collection by Elsa Takaoka #readyourworld

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

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

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Advice from Scholastic-The Top things EVERY parent needs to know about kids’ Reading

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. Scholastic Kids & Family Reading Report For 10 years, this nationally representative research from… Read More Advice from Scholastic-The Top things EVERY parent needs to know about kids’ Reading