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The Plot Thickens: How to Improve Young Children’s Critical Thinking Skills During Storytime

By Allison Wedell Schumacher “That isn’t what it says. It says, ‘Scritch, scratch, scratch, scritch.’” This was the egregious error four-year-old Suzanne pointed out to her Head Start teacher, Wendie Bramwell, when Wendie tried to paraphrase Beatrix Potter’s original wording … Continue reading

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Enter to win the Zach Rules series!

This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to our winner, Ann Brown! This month we’re giving away all three books in the Zach Rules series. Each book presents a single, simple story line involving everyday problems common with kids ages 5 … Continue reading

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Don’t lose the boots! An Author and Illustrator Reflect on Collaboration and Friendship

With the recent publication of their fourth book together,  we asked Free Spirit author-illustrator duo, Erin Frankel and Paula Heaphy, what it was like to work together. While these college roommates have shared many wonderful friendship moments over the years, … Continue reading

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Ten Chances to Win a Copy of Nobody!

This month we’re giving away a copy of Nobody! A Story About Overcoming Bullying in School to ten lucky readers. Nobody!, a companion to the Weird series, helps children learn to deal with persistent bullying, overcome insecurities, and express feelings … Continue reading

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Reading Together: Why Your Baby Needs Books

By Elizabeth Verdick and Marjorie Lisovskis, authors of the Happy Healthy Baby® series When you read to your baby, you’re not just bonding, you’re promoting language and social skills. It’s never too early to start a positive lifetime habit. “In … Continue reading

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