Monstrously Fun Reads for Kids

'Tis the season for things that go bump in the night! From the Princess in Black to the works of R.L. Stine, it's clear that in the corners of our imagination, there are always a few monsters lurking. Here are some of my favorites, for the youngest horror enthusiasts to kids in their double-digits hunting…
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Tales for Young Witches

Welcome, young witches. Did you come here seeking spellbinding tales of enchanted forests, magic potions and flying pigs? Then step over the threshold and into these stories. Some kids set out looking for witches. The ancient town of Benevento is home to a clan of mischievous witches - and five cousins eager to learn more…
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Birding for Kids

It's springtime in Chicago!  The sun is shining, the trees are budding, the birds are chirping - do you know what kind of birds they are?  Look into one of these books to find out who's chirping outside your window, cawing in a tree or squawking on a power line.  And, no matter where you…
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How to Stay Healthy for Kids

Have you heard grownups talking about something called coronavirus disease 2019 or Covid-19? What have you heard? Anybody can catch coronavirus. People who catch coronavirus might feel like they have a cold or cough. The only way to know for sure whether you have coronavirus is to get tested.  Luckily, there are three things you…
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