If you’re like me, sometimes you’re skeptical about the value of an all in one activity kit. Concerns about ease of use, quality, and ability to capture attention spans of kids generally conquer my desire to purchase them. Recently, I had the opportunity to review several Klutz brand activity kits, and my opinions have been transformed. Head over to The Children’s Book Review and read about what makes these kits great to have on hand at home and why they also make great gifts.
Stella by Starlight, by award-winning author Sharon M. Draper is a poignant, riveting, and inspiring middle grade novel that will resonate with readers long after the turn of the last page. Check out The Children’s Book Review’s review of Stella by Starlight and then read an interview with Ms. Draper for insight into the novel and the close connection between Stella and Ms. Draper.
As we celebrate African American History Month, we are fortunate to have several recently published middle grade books that share remarkable stories of bravery, courage, and resilience. The authors of these books offer precious insight that young readers may not otherwise gain from traditional history books. Visit The Children’s Book Review to read our list of “7 Middle Grade Books for African American History Month” and share these exceptional stories with the children in your home, classroom, or library.
Visit The Children’s Book Review to read an article by The Children’s Blog on a list of five children’s books on mindfulness that are wonderful for helping young readers get started on the rewarding journey of practicing and creating mindful energy.