Posts Tagged: children’s books

Things We Like: Voting for a Porpoise


Get your kids excited about the voting process this Election Day with Voting with a Porpoise by Rock the Vote board member Russell Glass and children’s author Sean Callahan. The new book follows Petey the porpoise and his pod on an aquatic adventure. Celebrate democracy and the power of voting and community with your child… Read more »

Real MVP Kids Book Series


My family loves books. We just can’t get enough. My favorite kinds of books are books that teach life lessons and social emotional strategies in the story. Why are social emotional strategies important to me? Research shows that only about 20% of job success is related to intellectual intelligence and approximately 80% of success is… Read more »

Why is SNOW so White?


There’s a new children’s book series in town that features young bears Mishka and Sofulya and their family.  Created by SoMi Projects, the first book in the series, Why is Snow so White? is a blending of rhymes with a science-based exploration of nature’s winter wonders.  The book is full of wonderfully soft, wintry images… Read more »

Mom Report: Walls of Books


While flipping through our favorite magazine, of course Cincinnati Family, we noticed an ad for Walls of Books in West Chester. My kids and I knew we needed to check it out and find our next summer reading books! We stopped by the store on a Friday, which happens to be FREE Book Friday! On… Read more »

A Corner of Heaven


What started as a simple first-grade assignment in small-town Ripley transformed into a loving bond and a powerful book designed to make a lasting impact all around the world.   With the children’s book A Corner of Heaven, author Laura Dewire and illustrator Kailen Offutt offer their gift to grieving families here on earth and pay tribute… Read more »

Merry Christmas, Y’all!


Plenty of good reads abound during the holidays, but one book in particular is getting a very welcome reception by Northern Kentuckians — because it’s a holiday book all about them! About a year ago, Jennifer Sierra was looking for a Kentucky-themed Christmas book for her daughter, and struggled to find a title that fit the… Read more »

Books By the Banks to Reveal 10th Anniversary Poster


The region’s biggest book festival, Books By the Banks, is going back to the beginning, so to speak, to celebrate the festival’s tenth anniversary.  For its inaugural year in 2006, festival organizers commissioned beloved local children’s book author and illustrator Will Hillenbrand to design the event’s first commemorative poster.  Since then, a new artist has… Read more »

Books to Make You Smile!


A couple of years ago, local author Sarah Curry Rathel tugged at the heartstrings of many with her book, There’s Something Different About My Hair, an ode to how our differences can bring us together.  Now, she’s currently working on a new adventure, the Smile Books Project — a non-profit organization creating personalized books and… Read more »

Library Welcomes Award-Winning Author


Author Jacqueline Woodson, whose book Brown Girl Dreaming has won numerous awards, will talk about her memoir at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 18, in the Reading Garden Lounge at the Main Library (800 Vine St.). Brown Girl Dreaming tells the story of Woodson’s childhood in mesmerizing verse. During her talk, the author will guide the… Read more »

Summer Reading Road Trip


blue manatee children’s bookstore & decafe  (3054 Madison Road) will host the Scholastic Summer Reading Road Trip 2016 on May 21, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. It’s the ultimate reading road trip as Scholastic tours the country with authors, illustrators, and beloved characters.  Join them to be part of a nationwide reading festival for… Read more »

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