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Classroom Set GIVEAWAY!

Hello, Educators, Teachers, and Librarians! Welcome to my blog and I’m so excited to tell you about a super fun giveaway! If you want to a book that is full of edge-of-your-seat action, that serves up U.S. History like a bowl of delicious ice cream, and is beautifully illustrated… but most of all… inspires your… Read more »

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Camp COVID Summer Learning: Jump the Broom!

Ellen's Broom by Kelly Starling Lyons and Illustrated by Daniel Minter

Hello, Friends! We are deep into our Black History Awakening Mural… and it’s so so good! And today we’ve got a great book and a fun craft that is bringing our mural to life!   If you are just joining us, welcome. We are in the midst of an amazing summer learning project. My family… Read more »

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Tales from the Trenches: My in-library Mommy FAIL

Ever read a blog post that just stops you in your tracks? That’s how I felt when when I read a post from Children’s book author and former teacher, Cynthia Lord.  I didn’t even make it to the last word before I shouted out “Amen!” And then I spread her gospel on Twitter. It was that … Read more »

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TiPi: A Garden Fort for All Seasons!

Maine – Need a little backyard magic?  Friends, an edible tipi (Teepee, Tepee) is the ticket! This is where fun meets nutrition and education. Who’s with me? Simply drag sticks out of the woods or buy bamboo poles at a garden shop. Dig holes to drive your sticks into the ground. Just a few inches deep will do. Lean… Read more »

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The BEST Countdown to Christmas EVER!

Cape Elizabeth, Maine – Stop EVERYTHING and do this…. RIGHT NOW! People, I stumbled across an idea that has changed our countdown to Christmas. Instant family tradition material… to be passed down for generations. Normally our Advent Calendar is filled with chocolate. NOT THIS YEAR. Because someone mentioned a life changing concept… a BOOK. ADVENT. CALENDAR…. Read more »

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