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February 24 - National Engineering Week

About the Holiday

National Engineering Week was established to promote a better understanding of and appreciation for engineering and technical careers to ensure a diverse and well-educated workforce for the future. 763 more words

Picture Book Review

KidLit: Recommended Reading on Justice and Understanding

Originally posted at The Writer’s Block

At a time of great unease and injustice, those of us who are parents of children have a challenge ahead of us. 1,271 more words


Whose Poop Is That? By Darrin Lunde, illustrated by Kelsey Oseid

Published by Charlesbridge

Summary:  Which animal’s poop can be a foot high?  Whose has splinters in it?  Is that bundle of fur and bones a poop?   128 more words

Picture Books

[author chat + recipe + giveaway] Things to Do by Elaine Magliaro and Catia Chien

One of my very favorite things to do is to feature children’s books by first time authors, especially when they’re written by dear online friends. 3,633 more words

Poetry Friday

Knock Knock Dinosaur / If I Had a Dinosaur

Knock Knock Dinosaur
Caryl Heart and Nick East
Hodder Children’s Books
Following a delivery to a small boy’s house, in his mum’s absence, a host of dinosaurs invade every room starting with the T-rex that proceeds to consume the freshly baked apple pie standing on the table, followed immediately by two triceratops, three stegosauruses, four velociraptors … 438 more words

Picture Books

#1103 – We Love You, Rosie! by Cynthia Rylant and Linda Davick

We Love You, Rosie!
Written by Cynthia Rylant
Illustrated by Linda Davick
Beach Lane Books    2/28/2017
48 pages     Ages 2—6
“Up, down. In, out. 589 more words

Children's Books

One Child: The Story of China's Most Radical Social Experiment - by Mei Fong

In October 2015 the Chinese government announced major changes to their population policy, commonly known as the One Child policy. Instead of curbs that limited one-third of Chinese households to strictly one child, Chinese families across the nation could have two children starting from 1 Jan 2016. 1,209 more words