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Book Review: Shmelf The Hanukkah Elf

Book Review: Shmelf The Hanukkah Elf

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shmelf-the-hanukkah-elfHow do you explain to children who believe in Santa Clause why some of their friends miss out on gifts from Saint Nick? How do you bring alive the magic of Hanukkah to both Jewish children and their non-Jewish pals? What about families that celebrate both holiday traditions? Written by Greg Wolfe and illustrated by Howard McWilliam, SHMELF THE HANUKKAH ELF is a fun and magical holiday mash-up that can be enjoyed by all who celebrate during the holiday season.

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Lovepop Cards

Lovepop Cards

What’s Up for Kids was recently introduced to Lovepop Cards and we were charmed. Each unassuming card opens up to an unexpected surprise, a mini paper sculpture to delight young and old.  Lovepop’s mission is to make it easy for people to do special things for the people in their lives that they care about…

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Book Review: A Farmer’s Alphabet

Book Review: A Farmer’s Alphabet

What’s Up for Kids received a copy of A Farmer’s Alphabet illustrated by Christina Allen and written by Charles Long and found the illustrations and verse charming.  It was a refreshing update to the typical farm books that usually only feature the same few familiar farm animals. This book expands the child’s world to include sustainable…

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Holiday Gift Guide: Baby Gift Reviews

Holiday Gift Guide: Baby Gift Reviews

This year our December issue of What’s Up for Kids has some one of a kind gift ideas for Babies, Preschool, Elementary and Moms. Here is a sneak peak of the baby gifts we reviewed this year, look out for the December issue coming out next week for the full Holiday Gift Guide! Avoid the…

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Book Review: What Color is the Wind

Book Review: What Color is the Wind

Kids have a keen ability to ask questions that make adults stop, think, and see the world for a moment through new eyes. While giving a reading, author Anne Herbauts was asked by a blind child, “What color is the wind?” Her 2012 award-winning book What Color is the Wind is her brilliant and thoughtful…

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Happy Kids-Happy Pets Dealing With Bullies Trading Cards

Happy Kids-Happy Pets Dealing With Bullies Trading Cards

Recently What’s Up for Kids was introduced to the Happy Kids-Happy Pets line of trading cards, winner of a 2014 Family Choice Award. With the school year starting off and October being National Bullying Prevention Month, we thought parents would be interested to learn about the Dealing with Bullies cards along with the other topics offered.

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Book Review: Penguin Problems

Book Review: Penguin Problems

Problems, 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…

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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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