Free Valentine Printables for Book Lovers

Free Valentine Printables for Book Lovers

If there's one thing I love about Valentine's Day, it's puns. So, of course, we had to make some punny bookish valentines for y'all. Now you can spend less time running around getting holiday-themed goodies, and more time doing something you love. Like maybe pocketing one or two of those chocolates for yourself...

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Picture Books about Love

Picture Books about Love

Books help both the kids and me to focus on the important messages behind the holiday.  For Valentine's Day, it's all about love.  Who do we love?  Why do we love them?  Can we show our love all year long?

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Cook with the Kids: Honey Granola

Cook with the Kids: Honey Granola

When we chose Wild Honey from the Moon to be the book for our January box, we asked author Kenneth Kraegel what he liked to make with honey.  He said he makes his very own granola and that he loves it!  This recipe is our own, but we have a feeling Mr. Kraegel just might like it, too.  

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Heirloom Living: what to do with the kids in February

Heirloom Living: what to do with the kids in February

Sometimes it's nice to have a little inspiration for activities and ideas that help us slow down and enjoy the moment with our kids.  Not a to-do list, or even a bucket list.  Just a reference to remind us of some of the joys that come along with each passing month.

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Beyond the Book: Seed Mosaics

Beyond the Book: Seed Mosaics

We believe in stories that carry themselves well beyond the pages of the book.  We're always looking for crafts, activities, and discussions that can help kids internalize and understand the good messages they just read about.  

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Q&A with author Patricia MacLachlan

Q&A with author Patricia MacLachlan

Patricia MacLachlan is the author of many well-known books including Sarah Plain and Tall and, most recently, The Hundred-Year Barn.  We asked her some questions about reading, growing up, and community and are thrilled to share her answers here with you.

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Beyond the Book: Valentine Bookmarks

Beyond the Book: Valentine Bookmarks

Have you read the book, Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch? It is a must for the valentine season, with a message that resonates all year round.

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Beyond the Book: Gingerbread Pirates Treasure Map

Beyond the Book: Gingerbread Pirates Treasure Map

The Gingerbread Pirates is a not-to-miss Christmas book.  It appeals to the boys – because pirates – but girls love it equally as much!  This is the Christmas book that gets the most love from the kids in our home.  

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