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Book Based Travel Adventures
10 Book Based Adventures for Your Family’s Bucket List

There isn’t a better gift we can give our children, than that of a love for reading. Not only are we helping them develop their understanding of language and overall comprehension, but we’re inviting them into a world where truly anything is possible. Take that gift one step further this
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Oh! The Places You’ll Go! A Dr. Seuss Library Scavenger Hunt

One of the perks that go along with becoming a parent is the opportunity to relive a piece of our childhood – through books. We get to dig out our favourites from when we were small and spend bedtime after bedtime showing our kids what makes those favourites worth reading
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Back to School Themed books for young children
Back-to-School Themed Books for Young Children

Traditionally I look forward to September. I’ve always viewed it as a chance to start fresh; a clean slate; an end to the oppressive summer heat and a return of my beloved rain. This year, I’m dreading September: my eldest starts kindergarten. Having not used either daycare or preschool, I’m
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Snowbear’s Christmas Countdown

Snowbear’s Christmas Countdown (words and pictures by Theresa Smythe) quickly became a favourite in our house.  The beautiful cut-paper collage illustrations make the pages great fun for the kids. Each day Snowbear does something new to prepare for Christmas.  On day 9 he gets a new tree; we were miraculously
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Three Little Pigs and the Somewhat Bad Wolf

I don’t know about you but I’ve found reading childhood fairy tales to my children somewhat traumatizing.  There are some mean dudes in those stories.  Thank heavens for the whimsical and entertaining Three Little Pigs and the Somewhat Bad Wolf by Mark Teague (published by Scholastic Canada). There are times
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Night Light

Night Light (published by Scholatic Canada) is a fun, engaging book that appeals to a variety of young ages.  The images are bright and colourful, the concept is simple yet very clever, and there are machines!  In my kids’ eyes, if there are machines the book is a chart-topping success! Night
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Star Wars Year By Year: A must-have handbook for fans

With Father’s Day just around the corner you may still be seeking the perfect gift for Dad.  If the Dad in your life is the kind of guy who celebrates May the Fourth, then DK Publishing’s Star Wars Year By Year: A Visual Chronicle will be a HUGE hit. I
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The Big Book of Things to Make

Do you live in fear of rainy days?  I used to LOVE LOVE LOVE rainy days: get under a cozy blanket, turn on the fireplace, and read a book while sipping a cup of piping hot tea.  Then I had children.  I discovered the horror of day after day downpours.
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Fly, Chick, Fly!

A truly sweet book about overcoming fears.  Fly, Chick, Fly! by Jeanne Willis and Tony Ross tells the tale of three baby owl chicks.  Two of the chicks hatch early, are eager to fly and start independent lives.  The third chick takes her time hatching, has absolutely no interest in
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The LEGO Ideas Book: Unlock Your Imagination

Let me be honest, I don’t get Lego.  Never saw the fascination as a child and am completely mystified as an adult.  My children, however, are like their father and think Lego is the best thing since sliced bread.  Playing Lego when hubby is home to lend a creative hand
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