Category Archives: Family

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, 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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Freedom’s Gifts: A Juneteenth Story

Today commemorates another Juneteenth observance. If you’ve never heard of the holiday, there is no time like the present to learn! Set in 1943 Texas on a hot summer day, Freedom’s Gifts: A Juneteenth Story, by acclaimed author Valerie Wesley, tells the … 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, 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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