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Celebrating Seeds & Earth Day

In celebration of Earth Day tomorrow, I wanted to share two of my favorite things that showcase the gifts the earth gives us.   Best Book about Seeds First, I can't get enough of the fascinating facts or stunning illustrations in A Seed Is Sleepy. Each page introduces a fact about seeds (A seed is naked! A seed is tiny!) in large font, then employs poetic text to tell how it applies to the specific seeds shown on that particular page. The illustrations are individual plant seeds portrayed accurately with vibrant colors, each labeled for reference. The illustrations bring the text to life and always lead me to ponder the greatness of God and His creations. Other books in the series...

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Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Snack

If your littles don't like to sit still during read-aloud time, don't worry! Kids are actually learning more when their hands are busy. One strategy you might try is reading while they're eating lunch. And if you prepare a fun snack that relates to the book, even better!   Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Tree Makes 2   1 banana 2 kiwi 2 power balls Cut off bottom of banana and discard. Slice banana in half length-wise; place one slice on each plate, with cut side at the base. Peel kiwi. Slice length-wise in sixths (like a pie). Arrange 5 kiwi slices to look like leaves on top of each banana tree. Place power ball at base of tree to resemble coconut.  ...

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One Dozen Bunny Books for Easter, Spring, or Anytime!

Good morning! Are you looking for a new book to add to your spring collection? Or do you want to find the perfect item to fill Easter baskets for your little ones? I've collected my very favorite bunny titles. The best part about these titles is that they are good for the whole year, with delightful stories and important social-emotional lessons. I have all but one of these books in my collection, so if you have questions, I'd love to answer them. I want you to find the perfect fit for your family.   Cat & Bunny $17.99 From the heartwarming text to the adorable illustrations of little kids dressed as animals, there's so much to love about Mary Lundquist's...

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Dragons Love Tacos - and so do kids!

When Taco Tuesday and Reading Reimagined come together it makes for a delicious book cafe!   DRAGONS LOVE TACOS This silly book (ideal for reading aloud) is about how to make dragons happy - tacos! But whatever you do, don't serve any spicy salsa. Dragons hate spicy salsa. And the same rule probably applies to children. right? Whenever I ask for dinner suggestions, I hear a chorus of "Tacos!" These tacos are a favorite of everyone in our house--so much so, that I have eager helpers whenever I make them.  It's a great meal to make for guests, and the filling saves really well for quick leftovers. They're not gourmet, but they are delicious. I hope you enjoy them!   FUNKY TACOS...

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St. Patrick's Day Storytime Snack

I'm not super into St. Patrick's Day, but I do think it's fun to make the day festive. I feel like holidays are usually all about sugar, so I'm sharing a few ideas that are healthy and simple. Pair one of these ideas with some green napkins and a favorite green book (or leprechaun-themed title) and you're good to go!   My favorite title for this holiday is Fiona's Lace. If you're not familiar with author/illustrator Patricia Polacco,  you're in for a treat. She takes stories from her family history and creates moving picture books. They're text-heavy and best for kids who have a long attention span for listening. But they're always unique and inspiring! This particular story is about...

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