Kids’ Books About Sharing: Stop Being a HedgeHOG, Eugene!

If you are looking for sweet and colorful kids’ books about sharing, Ashlyn Anstee’s Hedgehog will truly hog the spotlight. What could be more adorable than a grumpy, most-likely only child hedgehog? Before I get trolled, I suggest this character description lovingly and half-jokingly as an only child myself. A Story About A Hedge Hog (Spelled Correctly, I Promise) With winter fast approaching, the backyard garden animals are hustling to find indoor homes. Our protagonist, Eugene the Hedgehog, is fortunately safe and warm in the garden hedges. Below him and to his dismay, grasshopper also has secured digs. Librarian confession here: I Goggled “what is the habitat of a hedgehog.” I care about accurate representation. Boo my English and History double major. Hedgehogs do live in the hedges, obviously. With Eugene nestled in for the season with his apple pie on the stove and cute “Home is where the hog…

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Looking For Great Children’s Books About Disabilities: Charlie and Frog by Karen Kane

Are you looking for a middle grade children’s detective book with strong male and female characters plus an in tune multicultural edge?  Just released, Charlie and Frog by Karen Kane is one of many strong children’s books about disabilities.

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Beer Yoga

Beer yoga is my favorite exercise of choice on a Saturday morning. Learn what to expect and what to bring for yoga at the local brewery. If you live in Florida, learn a few breweries and wineries for beer yoga too.

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Best Children’s Picture Books That You Can’t Live Without

From carrots that are terrified of being devoured by fluffy bunnies to a famished owl looking for a treat, there are just some children’s picture books that you can’t live without. These are the types of stories that parents, teachers, and librarians can ham up for kids while trying oh so hard to wear a game face.  The best children’s picture books that I continue to love, perfect for the spooky fall, Halloween, or any season:   How did I find these titles? A few years back, when I working on my MLIS, I facilitated school-age story time for k-5th graders at a public library. Because of the diverse age of the children served, I always looked for engaging books meant for everyone. In my system, we usually transformed children’s books into full-blown theatrical skits, puppets and all. After five recent years in the libraries, these are my top three…

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Teen Supernatural Books: The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw

Are you looking for new teen supernatural books?  The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw incorporates witches, soul possession, mystery, and romance that leaves readers spooked late into the night.  This book is perfect for Salem, MA lovers.

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Fiction Books Set In Paris: A Book Review Of One Paris Summer

I love reading books set in places that I am about to visit.  That is why before heading to France, I had to peruse One Paris Summer by Denise Grover Swank.  One of the many great YA fiction books set in Paris, Swank pulled me into teen drama and heartbreak while giving me a personal tour of Paris. A Book Review Of One Paris Summer by Denise Grover Swank Sophie and her brother, Eric, are forced to spend the summer in Paris with their father and his soon-to-be new bride. Off to a rough start filled with lies, deceits, and hurt feelings, why not add in an evil stepsister with a revenge seeking agenda? Camille is hell-bent on torturing Sophie; she and her friends are straight out of Mean Girls. Even worse, Eric’s friend and Sophie’s crush is coming to stay for the summer, and Camille goes straight for him. Wanting only to play…

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