9 Children’s Books About Passover

Every year, Jewish people around the world celebrate Passover. The holiday is a remembrance of the Jewish people's liberation from Egyptian slavery during the time of Moses. It's also a feast that is characterized by gratitude, love, and remembering blessings. Does...

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15 Children’s Books About Women in Science

Our world has been shaped by the contributions of many great scientists over the centuries, both male and female. However, because of cultural biases, the contributions of women have not always been recognized or celebrated. Thankfully, women in science are being...

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7 Children’s Books about Enjoying the Great Outdoors

While I believe there's much to be learned from books, I definitely don't think kids should spent all their time inside with their heads down. There's so much to be learned by getting out and experiencing the great outdoors -- and you can always take your books with...

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7 Books for Kids Who Are Afraid to Swim

This post was written in partnership with Goldfish Swim School. My six-year-old hates water. He's hated it since his first bath. Anything that involves getting his face wet he avoids like the plague. That has made learning to swim pretty difficult. However, learning...

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9 Children’s Books About the Circus

For weeks, my kids have been anticipating the opening of Circus -- Starring You! at the Children's Museum of Indianapolis. We finally got to check it out on opening day and...wow! It's truly an impressive combination of education and fun, with a healthy dose of...

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8 Children’s Books About the Orchestra

This post is sponsored by the Carmel Symphony Orchestra. Amazon links are referral links.  Growing up, I was always an "artsy" kid. I gained so much from being exposed to the arts at a young age, and I've always wanted the same for my own children. Exposing my...

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Interview | Talking Mars with Author Carole P. Roman

This post is sponsored by The Children's Book Review and Carole P. Roman. Amazon links are referral links.  I have been a fan of author Carole P. Roman for a long time. Though her educational books, she takes kids back in time and around the world, and teaches them...

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9 Picture Books About Spring

As I write this post, my younger son is getting pretty frustrated with the weather. Every day he asks, "Mom! When will it be warm and pretty again?" I decided we needed to do some reading about the changing of the seasons, and we started with picture books about...

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13 Books About the Underground Railroad

"There are no trains in this story!" This was my youngest son's reaction when I brought home a stack of books about the Underground Railroad. My boys quickly learned, however, that while this railroad had no trains or tracks, it may have been the most important and...

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