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The Book Nook

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 […]

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

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 […]

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 […]

When I was a child, my parents would check out audiobooks for us to listen to when we made long […]

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 […]

Interested in setting up a fabulous reading nook in your home? Last year around this time MPMK put together an entire book week. […]

A few months ago a publishing company contacted me and asked if I would take a look at a few […]

I’ve talked a lot here about my general state of panic ever since C stopped napping regularly.  As you guys […]

I’m so pleased to be back today with another installment of “MPMK’s Learning to Love Reading Book Lists” series.  This […]