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The Book Nook

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 […]

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 […]

It’s the official end of book week (sigh) and I figured, why not go out with a party?  Book themed […]

Today is the last official day of Book Week and I promised you a big announcement BUT… I’ve decided to […]

Book Nooks: nothing encourages reading in kids more than a cozy corner to call their own.  Inspiration for these spaces […]

  For post #3 of Book Week, I wanted to share with you an amazing resource I recently discovered via […]