Find Out about Elephants with These Terrific Books

  Find Out about Elephants with These Terrific Books   I just learned that World Elephant Day is August 12 and I’m glad I did. World Elephant Day gives me the perfect excuse to read lots of elephant books. This is a good thing! I’ve loosely listed the books in order of reading difficulty.  …

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Online Science Games for Kids

  Online Science Games for Kids   Stuck inside? Not to worry. You can still stay scientific with these games.   Science Games for Kids from ScienceKids   Science Games from PBS   Science Games from Brain Pop   Science Games from Kids.gov   Game Arcade from The Kids’ Science Challenge   Science Games from…

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Science in Books: A Good Way to Start a Summer of Science

  Science in Books: A Good Way to Start a Summer of Science   There are lots of great things about science. It encourages you to look carefully, think carefully, solve problems, and share what you’ve learned. Here are some books that will spark your scientific mind.   Does It Really Rain Frogs? Questions and…

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Look Up Your Favorite Authors and Illustrators!

  Look Up Your Favorite Authors and Illustrators!   Do you have a favorite author? If you do, or just want to check some authors out, click on these websites. I hope your favorites are here!   Authors & Illustrators on the Web from The Children’s Literature Web Guide   Authors and Illustrators from Scholastic…

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Oliver Jeffers: Master of Story and Illustration

  Oliver Jeffers: Master of Story and Illustration   I am a BIG Oliver Jeffers fan. His stories are clever and often a bit outrageous. His illustrations are wonderful and need to be experienced.   The Great Paper Caper Tree branches keep disappearing from the forest and paper airplanes are left in their place. The…

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Cooking with Kids this Summer

  Cooking with Kids this Summer   Does your summer schedule give you some extra time with your kids? How about spending time cooking together? Here are some sites with kid-friendly recipes, videos, and tips for summer cooking success!   Cooking with Kids from PBS Parents Why cook with your kids? Here are 15 reasons…

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Cookbooks for Summer Family Fun

  Cookbooks for Summer Family Fun   Looking for something to do this summer? Why not cook up some tasty food? These cookbooks can give you some ideas.   Kids Cook 1-2-3 by Rozanne Gold There is a lot to love about a cookbook in which each recipe has only 3 ingredients. I love to…

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