Category Archives: Family

Pete the Cat: Falling for Autumn

Pete the Cat misses all the fun things he can did during the Summer like swim and play at the beach. Pete’s mother tells Pete to think of the things about Autumn that he likes; Pete isn’t sure he remembers … Continue reading

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This is Black Panther

The blockbuster Marvel movie Black Panther, made popular by the outstanding performance of Chadwick Boseman is also available as a book for young readers (ages 3 and up) from Scholastic. This is Black Panther introduces young children to the African … Continue reading

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The Case for Loving: The Fight for Interracial Marriage

In 1957, the state of Virginia did not allow blacks and whites to marry. Richard and Mildred Loving got married anyway and were later arrested and thrown in jail – all because they were different races. What came after was … Continue reading

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Everyone Cooks Rice by Norah Dooley

When I walked into the kitchen… I looked into the pot to see what was cooking. The rice was bright yellow! Her grandmother in Puerto Rico had taught her how to cook with turmeric. Turmeric makes rice yellow. Continue reading

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My Cancer Days

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and in honor of children with cancer,  calicokidz.com is reviewing My Cancer Days – a sweet story of a young girl with cancer who describes her ups and downs of living with the disease. … Continue reading

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Nola the Nurse Remembers Katrina

Thirteen years ago today, Hurricane Katrina devastated the U.S. city of New Orleans. Nola the Nurse Remembers Hurricane Katrina tackles this delicate subject in a sweet picture book that tells the story of how a little girl deals with the life-changing … Continue reading

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Flower Garden

Garden in a shopping cart –

Garden on a bus –
Garden going up the stairs –
Can you guess what’s next? Continue reading

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Feast for 10

    Thanksgiving day is just three weeks away, and what better time is it to celebrate food and family!  In anticipation of the holiday, calicokidz.com is reviewing the delightful counting board book book Feast for 10.  This delightful counting book … Continue reading

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Whoa, Baby, Whoa!

Did you know that it’s Baby Safety Month? And  Whoa, Baby, Whoa!, about a baby who gets into all sorts of mischief is the perfect book for children to teach them of the importance of being careful around babies. The book … Continue reading

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LaDonna Plays Hoops

LaDonna, it’s not about winning. It’s how you play the game. Just do your best. Continue reading

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