A Proper Cup of Tea

As a Brit I thought—out of the goodness of my heart—I would pass along tips on how to make a “proper” cup of tea. (For those who are British and/or already know all this, please excuse.) The reason I love making a cup of tea is that it is a ceremony. It’s all about slowing… Read more »

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A Dozen Books for Fall

Is there anything better than curling up with a book (and, of course, a warm cup of tea) on a cool fall day? Here are my top book picks for fall. Because of an Acorn by Lola M. Schaefer and Adam Schaefer, illustrated by Frann Preston-Gannon Wander down the forest path to learn how every… Read more »

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Resources For At-Home Learning

As we head into the school year—nothing looks the way any of us expected. Many of you are unexpectedly homeschooling while trying to juggle work. Others are essential workers who can’t work from home and are scrambling to find safe care for your children. And all of us wish we could be near the ones… Read more »

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A Dozen Diverse Children’s Books

Here are a dozen Children’s books that feature diverse characters: from stories of the everyday and ordinary, to nonfiction accounts of real-life people, to books that celebrate the differences of people around the world. Indigo Blume and the Garden City by Kwame Alexander, illustrated by JahSun The power of one person to make a difference… Read more »

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Top Summer Adventure Books

We may not be able to travel far this summer—but we can all go somewhere inside books! Reading is like a journey to a new place. And we have some fun journeys for you to go on. We’ve compiled Top Summer Book Picks and created an activity to along with each one. Time of Wonder… Read more »

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Ten Tips for Reading Aloud

Do you know one of the very best things you can do for children? Read to them. It’s one of the greatest gifts you can give children. The sound of a parent’s voice, the experience of sitting in your lap and turning the page, the joy of reading a book together, is one of the most… Read more »

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Top Ten Read Aloud Book Picks

The sound of a parent’s voice, the experience of sitting in your lap and turning the page, the joy of reading a book together, is one of the most magical, greatest gifts you can give your child. So here are my top book picks for reading aloud together. Before you start, you might enjoy my… Read more »

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Walking in the Land of Fear

Here’s an excerpt from my most recent email. Please do Become an Insider if you’d like to receive these entries right in your inbox. Many of you have shared that your children are struggling with fear. How do we talk to children about fear? How do we help them with their anxiety? Here are a… Read more »

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Picture Books for Welcoming Spring

Our days are feeling dark, but that doesn’t stop the fact that spring is finally here. Here are some books to raise your spirits as we welcome spring.   The Little Island by Margaret Wise Brown, illustrated by Leonard Weisgard Winner of the 1947 Caldecott Medal, this beautifully moving story centers around a little island… Read more »

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Resources While You’re Home

While most of us are staying home, I thought I’d offer some resources to keep you busy, entertained, and full of hope. First, I’m excited to offer Stay At Home Story Time with Sally over on Instagram! We’ll read books together, do some activities, I’ll answer your questions, and other fun things are planned. Follow… Read more »

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