Shelf Stuff – Summer Reading Selection Why Is Summer Reading So Important for Kids’ Success? According to Study.com, summer reading is critical for students to retain knowledge and skills learned

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The Museum of Everything REVIEW BY EMILY MORGAN  The Museum of Everything is anything but an ordinary children’s book. It’s more like a trip you might take to an art

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How To Make A Book About Your Grandchild BY BARBARA SIMMONS As the stay-at-home guidelines eliminated all in-person contact with my 6 grandkids, I FaceTimed them to ask: How about

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BY PAT BURNS From Russia With Love There’s been plenty of media coverage around questionable behavior coming from Russia. It’s also fair to say, there are many good things that

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Do you remember reading Narnia? The beloved series’ most famous tale, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, celebrates its 70th anniversary in 2020, and there’s no better time to

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The Extreme Danger Of Entitlement Attitudes Being an “independence-giving” grandparent is one who works out ways for grandkids to earn for themselves and who substitutes grit for entitlement BY LINDA

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I Promise – #1 New York Times Bestselling Picture Book from Cultural Icon LeBron James Is the Perfect Gift to Give This Holiday Season  Every parent (and grandparent!) wants to

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Books For Summer reading to inspire all ages Conversations with Samantha – Love Your Skin Author:  Patricia Young A mother of a biracial child shares a message of self-love. Having emigrated

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I PROMISE, the Slam Dunk New Picture Book from Cultural Icon LeBron James “I promise to be courageous, to be free, to strive for greatness, to be me.” Every parent

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Can You See Me?  Authors: Libby Scott and Rebecca Westcott Age range: 8-12 Reviewer: Jeanette Perkins aka Beeba I could not put this tween book down. It is the story

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Two Great Books for Black History Month Reviewer: Jeanette Perkins aka Beeba As we honor Black History in February, here are two books worth a read. The first is a

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Books sales are soaring and not just digital ones. Who doesn’t want another shot at childhood? The key to opening that door is your grandchildren.   BUY HERE According to

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Just One More Story Reviewer: Jeanette Perkins aka Beeba Just One More Story lets your grand hear your voice while following along with their own book. This iPhone app allows

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Build Empathy With Books BY SARAH PARKER RUBIO One gray day while I listened to yet another heart-breaking radio segment about families being forced to flee their homes, I thought

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Grandmas are Needed More than Ever By Harriet Hodgson Becoming the grandmother of twins changed me. The role enabled me to see life through the eyes of children again, a

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A Fun Way To Teach Grandkids (& Other Family Members) Geography BY FRAN WISHNICK Like many, I’m always looking for age-appropriate gifts for my adorable grandsons.  Several online sites now

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BY JEANETTE PERKINS Immigration is a hot topic in our daily news. These two new books tell the tale of two very different immigration stories. While there are similarities –

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The Amazing Adventures of Super Dreidel by Howard Eisenberg Rachel and her brother Randy didn’t know when they built a Super Dreidel for Hanukkah that it would fly them thousands of

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Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow examines what might happen to the world when old myths are coupled with new godlike technologies, such as artificial intelligence and genetic engineering.

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Ba-chan the Ninja Grandma: An Adventure with Little Kunoichi the Ninja Girl By Jeanette Perkins aka Beeba Author/Illustrator: Sanae Ishida                     

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