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Are you spending your summer at the beach, the pool, or the spray-ground? With these heat waves across the country, […]

Are you familiar with fractured fairy tales? They are stories that spin off the well-known versions of classic fairy tales, […]

There’s lots of parts of travel that can be overwhelming (packing for a whole family, anyone?), but the trip itself […]

Our resident children’s librarian, Janssen, is here today with her picks for injecting a little history into your 4th of […]

Hi friends – how are you?  I’ve been a bit distracted lately, have you noticed?  Hopefully not thanks to the […]

After the popularity of Princess Books You’ll Actually Want Your Daughter to Read, Janssen and I knew we had to […]

Gretchen Rubin’s The Happiness Project has been on the top of my reading list for a while now (it was […]

I’m totally smitten with the reading list Janssen has curated for us this week.  Whether you’re pro-princess or princess averse, we all […]

It’s time to wrap up our latest virtual book club selection – are you all caught up?  If not, no […]

Resident MPMK children’s librarian Janssen is back today with her top 10 picks for Spring and, bonus, a few Easter […]

It’s one of my favorite days of the month – the day when resident MPMK librarian Janssen once again stops […]

Have you guys noticed that holidays have become a much bigger deal post-kids?  I used to only give much thought […]

MPMK’s resident children’s literature expert Janssen is back today sharing 10 must-read Christmas books.  I’ve just finished putting several of […]

I love seasonal and holiday books, although I’ve discovered that you generally have to sort through a lot of poorly-written […]

If you have young children, summer might not be the time of year where you get in a lot of […]