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A Little Spot Takes Action Series

by Diane Alber Alber’s first publication, I’m not Just a Scribble, was released in 2017. Since then, Alber has graced the literary community with single editions and box sets that not only inspire readers to explore and appreciate their own creativity, but also revive the reader’s thinking about the kind of values, morals, and characteristics… Continue reading A Little Spot Takes Action Series

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A Little Spot of Giving by Diane Alber

During this time of year when many are in a flurry trying to find that “just right” gift for loved ones, Diane Alber’s message of the perfect intangible gifts are much appreciated. Unlike the games, toys, clothes, and jewels being sought, these gifts have no physical presence. They can’t be touched, but the impact of… Continue reading A Little Spot of Giving by Diane Alber

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My Papi Has a Motorcycle by Isabel Quintero and Zeke Peña

You don’t have to imagine how Daisy feels when her Papi reaches home. You don’t have to try to hear the motorcycle revving in this story. You don’t have to visit Corona to experience what life was like just a short while ago. You don’t have to wonder at the team’s purpose in writing and… Continue reading My Papi Has a Motorcycle by Isabel Quintero and Zeke Peña

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A Book for Escargot by Dashka Slater & Sydney Hanson

Tired of his daily course of salad, however magnifique, Escargot crawls to the library to find a cookbook. He meets a reader along the way and, although he promises not to distract, engages her in his quest for the perfect cookbook. This quest evolves into a “how-to” book of sorts as Escargot details his journey,… Continue reading A Book for Escargot by Dashka Slater & Sydney Hanson

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Our Class is a Family by Shannon Olsen and Sandie Sonke

“My hope is that this book will help teachers strengthen the bond they have with their students, and that their students have with each other.” Shannon Olsen and Sandie Sonke, you nailed it! I’m confident in making the statement that Educators around the globe are engaged in a very personal, heart-wrenching battle against self. As… Continue reading Our Class is a Family by Shannon Olsen and Sandie Sonke

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Don’t Let Auntie Mabel Bless the Table

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=2AjM5bekCjY Hello Friends. I trust that all of our homeschoolers and students are well. As we continue to fill our days with the best reading, writing, and drawing adventures, I thought I’d share this one with you; “Don’t Let Auntie Mabel Bless the Table”. This tale was written and illustrated by Vanessa Brantley Newton. Auntie… Continue reading Don’t Let Auntie Mabel Bless the Table

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Sorry, Grownups, You Can’t Go To School!

Synopsis: Parents, teachers — a little introspection please — How effective is reverse psychology really? Christina Geist and Tim Bowers employ this strategy in their book, Sorry, Grown-ups, You Can’t Go To School! Lady’s and Buddy’s parents, grandparents and pet go to great lengths, with their fancy paraphernalia, to drive home the point that school… Continue reading Sorry, Grownups, You Can’t Go To School!