Summer Book Passport and Reading Chart

Summer Book Passport and Reading Chart

Summer is upon us and we're all ready for a little escape.  Thank goodness for books: they can take us anywhere!   With that thought in mind, we've created two printable downloads to help inspire and track literary travels this summer: a book passport and a world map poster. 

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Quick and Easy Book Binding Tutorial

Quick and Easy Book Binding Tutorial

Binding booklets is easier than you've ever imagined.  Once you have the swing of it, you'll be making notebooks left and right.

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Poetry Books for Kids

Poetry Books for Kids

We believe that poetry is an important part of introducing children to literature.  Poetry paints pictures with words and rhythm, allowing children another way to experience beauty.  These five stunning illustrated books of poetry are keepers.

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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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