39 Best Thanksgiving Books for Kids in 2022

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Get some Thanksgiving inspiration with this list of best Thanksgiving books for kids of all ages. From toddlers through upper elementary grades, this Thanksgiving book list has historical tales, humorous tales and stories about being grateful. Some are new and others are classics. As a school librarian, I am in the fortunate position to be … Read more

40 Best First Day of School Books for 2022

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Here is a comprehensive list of the best first day of school books for every elementary school grade. I even included a book for those starting preschool as well as some back-to-school books for teachers. During my 25-year teaching career, I have taught all elementary grade levels. Now I’m an elementary school librarian, which is … Read more

32 Best Funny Halloween Books for Kids in 2022

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Here’s a list of the best funny Halloween books for kids of all ages. The list is sorted by age and grade level for easy reference. As a veteran elementary school teacher, now a school librarian, I know how popular “creepy” books are with kids. These books are fun to read at Halloween and during … Read more

Pointillism Project: A Fun Art Activity for All Ages

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Learn how to create a colorful work of art with this easy pointillism project. Not confident in your artistic skills? No problem! Get the tips and steps you need to complete a beautiful masterpiece of your own or teach a pointillism art lesson to students. Pointillism is a simple technique to learn, and can be … Read more

How to Make Pressed Flower Greeting Cards

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Sometimes, in the busyness of life, someone else’s birthday sneaks up on me. When I realize I’ve forgotten to buy a card, I make one. One of the easiest cards to make is one with pressed flowers. If you have read any of my previous posts about my being artistically challenged, you know that if … Read more

Inspirational Bloggers Recognized: Encouraging Blogger Award Winner 2021

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It’s that time of year, everyone. What time is it? It’s time to announce the finalists for the second annual Encouraging Blogger Award! In an effort to recognize inspirational, encouraging bloggers, I’m happy to present this year’s finalists. The reach of this award continues to expand. Once again, we have five finalists who passed the … Read more

Brilliant Financial Tips for 2022

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Learn actionable, common-sense financial tips that are easy to implement. These financial tips for 2022 aren’t glamorous or complicated, but they will save you money every single day if you make them part of your life. As a person who has had over 30 years of experience managing budgets, saving money is a huge priority … Read more

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