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Graphics Novels You & Your Kid Can Read Together

Graphic novels are getting so much love now and I, for one, am happy about that. Graphic novels are great: you get artwork that fully lets you envision the world…

Middle Grade Books About Handling Grief

I’m pretty lucky, as far as grief goes. I didn’t experience my first loss until I was nearly in high school, and even that was tangential to me. As a…

STEM Picture Books

Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) can seem boring and difficult to some people looking at it from the outside but it’s really interesting, fun and important to our growth.…

Beach Board Books

It’s SUMMER and that usually means fun in the sun and outdoor activities like going to the beach however right now there is a lot of uncertainty about…almost everything. In…

The LBYR Lunch Bunch Book Club: Mr. Popper’s Penguins (July 23)

After a fantastic and engaging discussion with Bill about Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History by Vashti Harrison, it’s time to announce our next Lunch Bunch read!   Our ninth…

Picture Books to Celebrate the 4th of July

Happy Fourth of July! While this holiday traditionally commemorates the Declaration of Independence in 1776, it’s an excellent opportunity to take a look at what patriotism looks like. Living in…

A Proper Porcupine Appreciation Day Celebration

Happy Porcupine Appreciation Day (July 2)! The porcupine, whose name comes from the Latin words meaning “quill pig”, is not to be confused with the equally lovable hedgehog—they are not…

Potty Training Tips for Potty Training Awareness Month

Learning to use the bathroom on one’s own is huge milestone. It is truly something to celebrate. But like all accomplishments, it takes hard time, a few setbacks and a…

The LBYR Lunch Bunch Book Club: Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History (July 9)

Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History   After a great discussion with Bill about President of the Whole Fifth Grade by Sherri Winston, it’s time to announce our next…

Sound Advice From the Picture Book World

Picture books have long answered the important questions in life. “Are you my mother?” “Chicka chicka boom boom, will there be enough room?” With a little whimsy and a lot…

The LBYR Lunch Bunch Book Club: President of the Whole Fifth Grade (June 25)

President of the Whole Fifth Grade   After a super fun discussion with Bill about The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart, it’s time to announce our next Lunch…

Should You Get a Pet Unicorn or Dragon?

Following the success of You Don’t Want a Unicorn!, Ame Dyckman and Liz Climo are back with You Don’t Want a Dragon! Which one would rather have as a pet…

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