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The Queen Girls are Back!

Last year I had the pleasure of being included in helping launch the Kickstarter campaign for Queen Girls Publications to present Bessie: Queen of the Sky and had a great interview with the team behind the books. So I am thrilled to announce that today they have launched their new Kickstarter campaign to promote their... Continue Reading →

If You Were a Kid Building a Pyramid

We have long been fascinated by Ancient Egypt. The pyramids, in particular, are an architectural wonder and part of Jewish history. So when I came across the relatively new book, If You Were a Kid Building a Pyramid, I had to check it out. Turns out that this is a series of pretty cool books... Continue Reading →

The Wildest Race Ever

With the Summer Olympics coming soon, when I saw a book about the story of the 1904 Olympic Marathon, I had to pick it up. Written by Meghan McCarthy, The Wildest Race Ever tells the story of the third marathon in Olympic history. The 1904 Olympics took place in St. Louis, Missouri. That year, it... Continue Reading →

The True Pocahontas

My 5 year old is a big lover of Disney Princesses and while she got an absolute blast out of taking pictures with Cinderella, Belle, Ariel and Tianna recently, she has always been more interested in the stories of Mulan and Pochahontas. She has been listening to the audio versions of these stories again recently... Continue Reading →

Learning about strong women from picture books

In the past few months, I have seen my older daughter get a stronger appreciation for serious issues - politics, injustice and discrimination. She learns a great deal from the books that she reads, but also from the conversations that we have. Obviously, the political primaries happening and my not so quiet dislike for certain... Continue Reading →

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