Sol the Super Hairo: A Story Celebrating the Glory of Natural Hair for Children

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Sol the Super Hairo: A Story Celebrating the Glory of Natural Hair for Children Sol the Super Hairo is a rhythmic children’s story that celebrates natural hair and beauty from the inside out. This is a brilliant story to remind us all, that we are beautiful, incomparable and most powerful when we are fearless enough to […]

#L4LL Día Blog Hop: Jungle Tales by Jeff Zorilla #Giveaway

Jungle Tales by Jeff Zorilla

We are excited to share a guest post by Jeff Zorilla, author of a new English translation of Jungle Tales, as part of the Día de los Niños, Día de los Libros Blog Hop. The blog hop is part of an initiative by Latinas4LatinoLit.org, a collective of Latina bloggers who hope to shine a light on published Latino […]

The Parrot Tico Tango {Storybook Activity}

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The Parrot Tico Tango {Storybook Activity} This craft first appeared on All Done Monkey. My little Monkey and I recently hosted a playgroup at our home to celebrate Costa Rican Independence Day (September 15).  In addition to a craft and lots of good food, I wanted to read them one of our favorite books about Costa […]

We’re Sailing to Galapagos {Children’s Book Review}

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  Images via Barefoot Books   We’re Sailing to Galapagos is a gem of a book which I am thrilled to have the opportunity to review. Laurie Krebs, a first grade teacher-turned-author, teams with Italian trained artist Grazia Restelli in this book that celebrates the natural diversity of the islands in the Pacific off the […]

The Seven Wise Princesses: A Medieval Epic {Book Review}

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The Seven Wise Princesses: A Medieval Persian Epic Written by Wafa Tarnowska & Illustrated by Nilesh Mistry Barefoot Books, 2008 Review by Laila Lacy The Seven Wise Princesses: A Medieval Persian Epic is a translation of the 12th century Sufi-inspired epic poem, Haft-Paykar, originally written by the poet Nisami, one of the most famous poets of the […]

Traveling the Globe with Hartlyn Kids

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Travel Books for Kids I love how global travel is always a learning adventure one way or another.  In fact, I think global travel can be life changing for so many different reasons.  If this world were mine (a girl can dream), I would slip into a dreamy gold dress and wave my powerful magic wand […]

The Arabian Nights by Lebanese Author Wafa’ Tarnowska

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The tale of Shahrazade and Shahriyar is a classic piece of literature that somehow was overlooked throughout my entire academic career.  It was not until I found a love of all things Middle Eastern that I came to know these tales.  As I began to read I recognized the characters of Aladdin, Sinbad and Ali […]

Virtual Book Tour: “Whoever You Are” by Mem Fox

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  “Whoever You Are” By Mem Fox, Illustrated by Leslie Staub, Published by Scholastic, Inc. 1997 For parents who would like to impart ideas about empathy, while exploring and celebrating our most basic human commonalities, Mem Fox’s Whoever You Are will be a welcomed and vital addition to your child’s home library.  The book will […]

Multicultural Children’s Book Review: “How We Are Smart”

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I recently had the opportunity to read and review the multicultural children’s book, How We Are Smart, which features several hand-picked individuals from history who have made a name for themselves through their various talents and ambitions.  The book, written by W. Nikola-Lisa and illustrated by Sean Qualls, highlights the achievements of greats like Tito […]