May 2020

Scheffler hopes fans of his other works will be helped by this book

Resources for Helping Children to Understand the Coronavirus and Covid-19 Quarantine

Coronavirus: A Book for children

Child Mind Institute Parent Guide

How to Help Children with Disabilities Understand the Coronavirus:


April 2018

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Download the 2018 Children’s Book Week Official poster!

Children’s Book Week
April 30 – May 6, 2018

Children’s Book Week is an annual celebration of books for young people and the joy of reading.Established in 1919, Children’s Book Week is the longest-running national literacy initiative in the country. Every year, events are held nationwide at schools, libraries, bookstores, homes — wherever young readers and books connect!



MCCBD supporter badgeMCCBD 2018 LOGO and Multicultural Children’s Book Day!

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Earlier this month, CalicoKidz participated as a reviewer for the 5th annual  Multicultural Children’s Book Day by reviewing a diverse book. As a supporter of this annual celebration that promotes diverse children’s books, hopes that more parents, educators and kidlit lovers also participate! Just learning about the celebration? No problem! You can participate in tomorrow’s #MCBD2018 Twitter chat! Here are the details :

TWITTER PARTY Sponsored by Scholastic Book Clubs: MCBD’s popular and fun annual Twitter Party will be held 1/27/18 at 9:00pm.

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Join the conversation and win one of 12-5 book bundles and one Grand Prize Book Bundle (12 books) that will be given away at the party!

Multicultural Children’s Book Day Resources for Educators and Parents

Free Multicultural Books for Teachers:

Free Empathy Classroom Kit for Homeschoolers, Organizations, Librarians and Educators:


Book Buzz 4 Kids is now Calico Kidz!

To showcase the vibrant theme of our blog, and so that the name is more representative of our mission of diversity, this website is now Calico Kidz!

Why Calico? Calico is an all-cotton fabric, printed with simple designs in one or more colors. Like calico fabric, our blog is diverse and represents various cultures and communities. Learn more about the origins of the word calico, which originated in Calicut, India at


What’s Next on Calico Kidz

October: Later this month find reviews on books about bullying awareness in recognition of National Bullying Prevention Month.

November: Look out for reviews of books about Veteran’s Day and Thanksgiving.

December: Find posts about cultural and religious celebrations throughout the month.