Lucy’s Granola Bars

Lucy's granola bars

As the weather gets warmer, it’s time for outdoor play and sports–Lucy is outside playing soccer, her favorite summer sport! The Lucy Tries Sports series encourages young readers to try new things, get outside and be active. In Lucy Tries Soccer, Lucy and her friends meet at the soccer field for their first game of three-on-three! Thanks to Coach Nick, Team Blue learns some new skills as they prepare to face Team Red. Lucy discovers how much fun it is to play on a team and learns why soccer is the world’s most popular game. […]

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Birthdays and German Apple Cake

German Apple Cake

Spring is coming! And we have a delicious cake recipe you get you in the fun, frivolous, fruity mood–German apple cake. It’s perfect for all the birthdays coming up, or for when you’re craving a slice of sweetness. This cake pairs best with a book featuring the recipe–a book all about birthdays! First, let’s get that batter bubbling in the oven. German Apple Cake Ingredients 2 eggs 3/4 c. vegetable oil 2 c. sugar 1 tsp. vanilla 2 c. flour 2 tsp. cinnamon 1 tsp. baking soda 1/2 tsp. salt 1/3 c. water 4-5 medium […]

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Valentine's Day Cookies

        It’s Valentine’s Day! So let’s celebrate love. Here’s some books to help with that.   Love You More by Susan Musgrave and illustrated by Experanca Melo I love you more than the stars so high Winking and dancing in the January sky. Spanning one full calendar year, this rhyming board book celebrates the deep love between parent and child. Rendered in couplets, the verses weave expressions of affection with vivid imagery from the natural world, making it ideal for teaching young ones about the seasons and the beauty of nature. With […]

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Happy Family Literacy Day!!

Family Literacy Day

Happy Family Literacy Day! Books and family seem a perfect segue into the weekend, setting us up for relaxing and cozy days in this chilly January. And how’s that to-be-read pile? Do you have enough books for your kids and for you, so you can read when they’re (finally) tucked into bed. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered there. Books for Bedtime What Matters Written by Alison Hughes and illustrated by Holly Hatam Teach your children about environmentalism and why little actions matter with this charming picture book. Follow along with what happens when one […]

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Chana Masala Recipe

chana masala

Need comfort food or something to warm you up on these cold winter days? Try this great recipe for Chana Masala and then, while you’re at it, curl up with our nonfiction book Diwali to learn about the culture where your food originates. Ingredients: 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 medium yellow onion, diced 2 garlic cloves, minced 1/2 tablespoon coriander 1 teaspoon garam masala 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 tablespoon tomato paste 1 15-ounce can diced tomatoes with juices 2 15-ounce cans garbanzo […]

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Yum, More Blueberries!


The young twins in our board book More Blueberries can’t get enough of their favorite snack—and they aren’t the only ones! With playful rhyming text from award-winning poet Susan Musgrave and gorgeous illustrations by Esperança Melo, this exuberant board book will delight little ones and have everyone happily shouting, “More blueberries!” Blueberry cheeks, blueberry chin Blueberry teeth, blueberry grin Blueberry fingers, blueberry nose Blueberry lips, blueberry toes Yummy! Tasty! More blueberries! And what’s the best treat to go with a book about blueberries? Blueberry Crumble Bars! Ingredients: For the Blueberry Layer: 2 cups of fresh […]

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