Relaxing Reading with Laid-Back Camp

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We're all stressed right now. I'm stressed, you're stressed, the people behind us in traffic are stressed... So when it comes to reading, I sometimes just really want something uplifting…

My Magical Manga Boyfriend

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If you read enough manga (like I do), eventually you'll come across a series that involves a human woman or girl in a relationship with some sort of mythical being.…

Free Play Activities: Scavenger Hunts

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Children are curious by nature, so they love looking for things. A perfect free play activity to entertain your child is a simple scavenger hunt. Scavenger hunts are educational and…

Read It Make It: In The Kitchen

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It is always fun to try a variety of foods. It is never too early to introduce new meal to your child. Even better, get them in the kitchen and…

How to Write Horror

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There's nothing like a good horror story to really chill your blood. But, these tales don't just crawl out of the primordial ooze fully formed. No, they have to be…

Reading Beyond the Raven: A Poe Sampler

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It should come as no surprise to readers here that I'm a bit of a horror fan. Whether it's scary short stories, Christmas ghost stories, Frankenstein picture books, or fictional…

Storytime Round-Up: May 11

Thank you to everyone who attended storytime this week! Here’s a recap of the stories and songs shared in storytime. Books If you enjoyed these stories, you might also like…

One (or Five) for the Books

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I love books. I've loved books ever since I was a little kid, even before I could read them. The fact that you can pick up this block of wood-pulp…

Kinder Club – See You Later, Alligator

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Congratulations! You made it to our final post for Kinder Club. Mrs. K. and I really enjoyed spending the year sharing stories and activities to help prepare you for Kindergarten…

Read It Make It: Random Acts of Kindness

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It is always the right time to talk to your kids about Random Acts of Kindness. Random Acts of Kindness promote emotional well being, connections with other, empathy and compassion.…