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A New Day by Alex Ryvchin

June 26, 2020
A Brand New Day Alex Ryvchin Children's Book about Coronavirus

This Coronavirus pandemic has not been easy on anyone, but it has been especially difficult for kids. It is such a difficult concept to explain to children without scaring them or giving them anxiety. I like using children's books to begin conversations about challenging topics but because this pandemic is such a new and unique situation there weren't many children's books that addressed similar topics. I was happy to find A New Day by Alex Ryvchin because it addresses so…

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Go Vote, Baby! by Nancy R. Lambert

June 26, 2020
GO VOTE BABY board book

Go Vote, Baby! We are responsible for raising the next generation of young voters. It is important to stress the importance of voting and speaking up about important issues. Even babies can learn the basics of voting with this new board book from Harper Collins. Go Vote, Baby! by Nancy R. Lambert and Ann Passchier is adorable board book with 13 sliding panels. Your toddler can slide the panels to vote for their favorite things...dogs or cats? chocolate or vanilla…

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Swing by Michael Hall

June 18, 2020
Swing Michael Hall

Michael Hall is one of my favorite children's book authors and illustrators. His new book Swing could not have been released at a more appropriate time, because the message of love and acceptance of others is more important now than ever! The characters are letters of the alphabet playing on the playground. The letters LVEO all judge the other letters for being different until they start swinging and having fun and realize they all have more in common than they…

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You Made Me a Dad by Laurenne Sala

June 18, 2020
You Made Me a Dad by Laurenne Sala

Father's Day is right around the corner and as with most special occasions books are my go-to gift. What is more meaningful than the opportunity for quality time reading with your kids? You Made Me a Dad by Laurenne Sala and illustrated by Mike Malbrough is the sweetest story about the love between a father and a child. One of my favorite things about You Made Me a Dad is that it about an interracial couple and their mixed race…

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Cupcake Tin Bug Prints

June 11, 2020
Cupcake Tin Bug Prints for Kids

I love printmaking! Printmaking has always been one of my favorite art forms to do with kids because any kid can be successful no matter their level artistic ability. The process of printmaking and pulling the print is like a big surprise to kids and give an added excitement factor. One of my favorite printing techniques is printing with back of a cupcake tin or muffin pan to make a series of evenly spaced circles. I thought this technique would…

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