The Gift of Books – A Perfect Holiday Present for Kids – Gift Guide 2023

Hey there, fellow bookworms and holiday enthusiasts! As the holiday season rolls around, the joyful anticipation of giving and receiving gifts starts building up. And what better gift to give or receive than a good ol’ book? In this blog post, we’re going to talk about the countless benefits of gifting books, especially to kids, during the holidays. Download the 2023 Gift Guide Why Books […]

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Spreading the Light of Hanukkah

What can Hanukkah mean for you? Every December, in Jewish homes around the world, Hanukkah is celebrated. The candle holder, called a menorah, is brought out, and each night for eight nights, another candle is lit until, on the eighth night, all the candles burn brightly. But what does this mean? Why are the candles lit at all? And why eight? The roots of the

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Celebrating Dia de los Muertos

Remembering Loved Ones, Cultural Traditions, and the Power of Passing on Stories When our loved ones have passed away, sometimes it’s hard to think of them. That sudden pang of grief that sinks like a boulder in your stomach is enough to deter you from dwelling on the past too often. I was recently going through some of my art lesson plans and came across

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Does a Child Think About Death?

Studies have shown that grandparents can have a positive emotional influence on their grandchildren that lasts a lifetime. Children who are close to their grandparents are more social and know how to share and care for others outside of the immediate family unit. This translates into a more stable young adulthood. And since many grandparents step into the primary caregiving role for their grandchildren, the

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A Journey Into the Realm of Magical Creatures

My love for magical creatures started when I was in Elementary school and began collecting Pokemon cards. Holding those special cards with amazing drawings of various creatures was just the best. As I opened each mystery pack and discovered which creatures lay inside, I felt like a real explorer discovering something new and exciting. I also learned about the abilities and evolution of the Pokemon,

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Back to School Wellness

Tips for the Healthy Wellbeing of You and Your Children When most people think of back to school, they think of the never-ending supply list: pencils, colored pencils, erasers, folders, markers, lined paper, spiral and composition notebooks, binders, or if you are a child of the 80s like me, the Trapper Keeper with matching pencil case and hand-picked folders. One did not DARE show up

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From Australia to the Sonoran Desert

My 8,000-Mile Journey to Illustrate a Children’s Book! I’ve lived in Canberra, the capital city of Australia, since I was born and have been drawing since I could hold a pencil. I’ve always loved drawing stories and characters, and every year I participate in drawing challenges on Instagram during October, including #Inktober. In this challenge, you draw something for every day of the month. Little

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