Popular Cozy Book Series to Enjoy in 2023

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Learn about the best cozy book series to curl up with when you have a moment to yourself. Get ideas about which cozy book series to start next by perusing this list of popular selections. Whether relaxing in a lawn chair, cozying up on a rainy spring afternoon, or cuddling up in the chill of … Read more

41 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 for 2022 and others are classics. As a school librarian, I am in the fortunate position … Read more

34 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

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

55 Technology Books for Kids: Coding, STEM and More!

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These engaging technology books for kids are perfect for helping preschool and elementary school students understand technology. Get a list of the best technology books for kids right here and learn why these books stand out.  Studies are indicating that an early introduction to computer skills, including coding, can give students a problem-solving, critical-thinking advantage. … Read more

ReadingIQ Review: Free Ebook Site For Kids

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Looking for free ebooks for students? There is a little-known free ebooks site that offers home access to students, and you can learn about it right here. If you are an elementary teacher or a librarian, this site might be a great addition to your teaching toolkit. School accounts are free, and if a teacher … Read more

26 Romantic Reads to Inspire You

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As Valentine’s Day draws near, I find myself in the mood for some feel-good, uplifting romantic stories. If you enjoy cozying up to a good book on a rainy day (or anytime) this list is for you. Not only are these books romantic, but they have inspiring messages as well. They each have substance without … Read more

Garden Creativity: 3 Fun Flower Arrangement Fillers

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We once had friends over for a barbeque, and at the last minute, I decided I wanted to have some fresh flower arrangements on the table. I ran around the yard to see what we had, and we didn’t have much. There were a few sad-looking dahlias, nearly past their prime. A few wildflowers were … Read more

5 Inspirational Historical Fiction Authors to Follow

These 5 inspirational historical fiction authors will keep you reading for a long time to come. Inspirational historical fiction is uplifting as well as educational, and these writers are superb. Compelling plot lines and engaging characters abound in the works by these amazing authors. Escape to a different time, relax and perform some self-care by enjoying one of these titles. #books #historicalfiction #selfcare #history #inspirationalbooks #bookstoread #booksforwomen #recommendedbooks #faith

Need to escape the demands of the present for a brief time? Does anyone else remember those old Calgon commercials, where a stressed-out lady longs for a relaxing bubble bath? “Calgon, take me away!” was her famous line. Maybe you are in need of a relaxing break, and I’ve got the perfect solution: historical fiction. … Read more

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