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The Book Nook

Scavenger hunts and reading make the perfect pair. Discovering new stories, interesting characters, or a great series builds your child’s love for […]

The last time our in-house librarian, Janssen, put together a recreational reading list it was a huge hit so I […]

Around here summer is the season for lots and lot of hands on play. This is partly to keep mom (that’s me) from […]

How will anything ever be as good again? What book could possibly follow-up? For millions of kids, the Diary of a […]

I love Easter. One of the reasons I love it so much is that it heralds the arrival of spring. […]

It’s time for St. Patricks Day books! Any time I flip over the calendar to see a new month, I […]

I’m over at eHow’s Mom Channel this week talking about my top 10 books for every expectant parent.  The list […]

Sometimes, you’re looking for a specific kind of Christmas book, but it’s hard to find one because the bookstore or […]

It’s been a while since we’ve let our children’s librarian, Janssen, do her thing. So get your library cards out, […]

Our resident children’s librarian, Janssen, is back today with some of her favorite Halloween books for kids. Get your library cards […]

Do you guys ever listen to audiobooks at home?  Our in-house librarian, Janssen, swears by them for getting your reading […]

Hi friends, I know I promised you a big eBook reveal today but, alas, technical difficulties have arisen.  Hopefully all […]

Did you know that Thursday is International Talk Like a Pirate Day? Time to straighten those eye-patches and polish your […]

Our resident children’s librarian, Janssen, has been peppering MPMK with all sorts of great book lists this summer (see them […]

I used to find wordless picture books so disconcerting. Where were the words? How was I supposed to know what […]