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Book Review: Penguin Problems

Book Review: Penguin Problems

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penguin-problemsProblems, we all have them, and in today’s social landscape it’s all too easy to fall into the habit of complaining as a way to both stand apart from the crowd and bond in collective misery. It’s only human to be disagreeable, or is it? {pages} a bookstore presents Penguin Problems, a collaboration from author Jory John and illustrator Lane Smith. This hilarious and visibly charming picture book proves this cantankerous condition is cross species and heading south…way south.

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The Goodie Gusher keeps the party FUN!

The Goodie Gusher keeps the party FUN!

We all have seen those piñata disaster videos on America’s Funniest Home Videos on TV, but no one actually wants anyone to get hurt at their child’s birthday party.  When we heard about The Goodie Gusher, we thought it sounded like the perfect solution!!

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Book Review: On Bird Hill

Book Review: On Bird Hill

Following in the footsteps of Jane Yolen’s highly acclaimed OWL MOON, winner of the prestigious Caldecott Award, ON BIRD HILL is a beautiful picture book fancifully illustrated by renowned artist Bob Marstall. The book is the first in a new Jane Yolen series created especially for the Cornel Lab of Ornithology, the leading authority on…

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Book Review: Kid Artist: True Tales of Childhood

Book Review: Kid Artist: True Tales of Childhood

Summer is when young readers’ creative juices are high. It’s a time when pillow forts are mandatory, art classes abound, and reading is for pleasure. All month {pages} a bookstore is celebrating that creativity by featuring Kid Artists: True Tales of Childhood, the third collaboration of the popular non-fiction middle grade series from author David…

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Book Review: A Unicorn Named Sparkle

Book Review: A Unicorn Named Sparkle

This month {pages} a bookstore is excited to introduce parents and young readers to A Unicorn Named Sparkle. This comical tale of a determined girl named Lucy and her newly acquired unicorn, Sparkle is the latest from author and illustrator Amy Young. Known for her popular Belinda Ballerina Series, Young is a trained fine artist…

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Science-Art Fusion Series from The Young Scientist Club

Science-Art Fusion Series from The Young Scientist Club

What’s Up for Kids recently received an intriguing Science-Art Fusion kit that incorporates STEAM principals to try out, and my daughter and I had fun diving in to science and art with rainbow colors! She loved making her own rainbow crayon that blended colors together as she used it. As she made her special crayon,…

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Book Review: Before I Wake Up

Book Review: Before I Wake Up

What’s Up for Kids received a copy of the new children’s book Before I Wake Up by Britta Teckentrup.  The fresh and original story somehow evoked the feeling you were reading a favorite book that had been a family favorite for generations.  The illustrations with mixed media designs and dreamy muted colors draw the child…

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Yookidoo Lights n Music Fun Ball

Yookidoo Lights n Music Fun Ball

We recently received a Yookidoo Lights n Music Fun Ball.  This toy is a nice size for babies to play with and has a soft and colorful covering, making it inviting for little ones. Babies are in for surprises when they shake or roll this soft, motion activated ball for fun music and lights.  

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Perfect Valentine Surprise Hearts Memory Game from HABA

Perfect Valentine Surprise Hearts Memory Game from HABA

Spread the love this Valentine’s Day with HABA’s Hearts Memory Game!  What’s Up for Kids checked out this cute new game from HABA.  It is the classic memory game great for kids to play with each other, as a solitaire game, or with parents or grandparents!  This version comes in a convenient small sized heart…

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