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Helping Children Deal with Tragedy Through Books

Recently, Penguin Books sent us a new release to preview. The book, Come With Me, by Holly M. McGhee and illustrated by Pascal Lemaitre is a touching story about a little girl who sees tragedy in the news and struggles to deal with it. In light of the recent tragedy in Parkland and the general …

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Talking with Children about School Shootings

“Mom, why are all the flags half mast today?” This question from my nine year old son two days after our nation’s most recent school shooting in Parkland, FL. I told him simply and without much detail that there had been another school shooting and that 17 people had been killed. “Another one?” he asked. …

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Love Is… Bookmaking Activity for Kids {Free Printable}

What is love? How do children see various aspects of the ultimate human emotion? We’re coming up on Valentine’s Day, which makes this bookmaking activity perfect for this time of year. I was inspired to do it after reading a book that Penguin Random House sent us to preview. Newbery Medal-winning author Matt de la …