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As a mama bear to 4 boys, USA Today Bestselling Author, Adriana Locke is often asked for book recommendations for children.

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👐We are blown away that she mentioned Kids Reveal Book Box!👐

See all of her recommendations here -> https://adrianalocke.com/books-kids-recommendations/

💚If you are looking for a new book, check out Adriana Locke‘s work! https://amzn.to/2IqhGU4

Happy reading!

 

 

The 25 Best Quotes About Reading

Are you looking for quotes to decorate your reading nook? Perhaps, you just love to read inspirational things people say about books. We sure do! Check out our list of favorite quotes. What would you add to the list?

 

  1. “If you don’t like to read, you haven’t found the right book.” – J.K. Rowling
  2. “Books are a uniquely portable magic.” – Stephen King
  3. “Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.” – Margaret FullerIMG_7732
  4. “Many people, myself among them, feel better at the mere sight of a book.” – Jane Smiley
  5. “Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself.” – George Bernard Shaw
  6. “There are many little ways to enlarge your child’s world. Love of books is the best of all.” – Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
  7. “Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.” – Frederick Douglas
  8. “I have always imagined that paradise will be a kind of library.” – Jorge Luis Borges
  9. “I guess there are never enough books.” – John Steinbeck
  10. “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” – Dr. Seuss
  11. “Children are made readers on the laps of their parents.” – Emilie BuchwaldIMG_20171224_125411
  12. “Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read.” – Groucho Marx
  13. “Reading for me, is spending time with a friend.” – Gary Paulsen
  14. “She read books as one would breathe air, to fill up and live.” ― Annie Dillard
  15. “Never put off till tomorrow the book you can read today.” – Holbrook Jackson
  16. “You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child.” – Dr. Seuss
  17. “Reading is important, because if you can read, you can learn anything about everything and everything about anything.” – Tomie Depaola
  18. “There are perhaps no days of our childhood we lived so fully as those we spent with a favorite book.” – Marcel Proust
  19. “When we are collecting books, we are collecting happiness.” – Vincett StarrettIMG_20180208_141557_856

  20. “You can find magic wherever you look. Sit back and relax, all you need is a book.”  – Dr. Seuss
  21. “There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate’s loot on treasure island.” – Walt Disney
  22. “Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.” – Richard Steele
  23. “The whole world opened up to me when I learned to read” – Mary McCleod Bethune
  24. “Reading is a discount ticket to everywhere.”  – Mary Schmich
  25. “Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world.” – Napoléon Bonaparte

Happy reading!

Books Lead to Understanding

As parents, we want our children to be kind and understanding to all people. This includes people who may look, speak, or walk differently than a child expects. It is vital to introduce kids to the fact that everyone is different and books are a great tool to open the door for discussion.

Books allow children to put themselves in the character’s shoes. Once they empathize with the character, they may feel more comfortable to ask questions. Asking questions about things that make us different ARE okay. It helps children understand! Often children just want an honest, to the point answer and it clears up any confusion. After-all, underneath our differences, we are all people who want to be accepted by others.

Recently, my boys’ have asked a lot of questions about cultures that differ from ours. We have also worked through the curiosities of someone in a wheelchair, someone who is deaf, or someone who walks with the aid of braces.  I am blown away by how simple it is for my children to ask questions, reply with a term of acceptance, and ask the child to play.

Because of this, I have been seeking out books that feature characters who posses qualities that aren’t expected. I just stumbled upon this fantastic list of books from Brightly featuring individuals who have autism . The list is geared towards tweens, but I feel that I could read many of these to my 5 and 6 year olds and explain the plot on their level.

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Teaching our kiddos that being different does not equal being less is what will make the world a better place.

Happy reading!

 

 

Spring has Sprung!

The closer we get to park weather, the longer these colder days feel. Are you looking for some fun activities to occupy your kids while we shake off the last of winter? Check out these great spring projects!

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Holly from Kids Activities Blog shared this great spring inspired gak. Her blog includes the recipe for this parent approved, less messy, slime like material. I love the glitter green color!

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This activity from The Imagination Tree goes over so well with inquisitive little minds. It is quite amazing how fast the bean plants grow. My children were surprised at the length of the roots.

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We LOVE sidewalk chalk! My kiddos and I spend many days making towns, racetracks, hopscotch, and now the list can go on! A Girl and A Glue Gun shared fresh ideas and we can’t wait to begin a game of Twister.

Enjoy the warming weather, and as always, happy reading!

By |April 2nd, 2019|Tags: , , , |

A Peek In The Box

We love interactive books and so does our little friend, Annalise! Her mama was impressed by how quickly Annalise began to trace the letters just as the book shows.

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This story has a lot to offer! In S is for Sofia, your kiddo will go on a journey through the alphabet with the royal and her friends. Children will be engaged before they even open the cover of this book because of the well-loved and recognizable main character. With over 100 flaps to explore, this book is sure to be a success for busy, little hands.

 

Learn more about S is for Sofia by visiting Disney’s publishing website. Happy reading!

By |March 23rd, 2019|Tags: , , , , |

It Takes a Village

We all know it takes a village to raise a child. A vital role in that village is that of an educator. Our children look up to the individuals the moment they lay eyes on them. Every single day educators change the world.

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Dr. Belinda George made being a part of that village personal. Elementary students are told to read a book each night or to have someone read to them. This activity is crucial in instilling a love of reading in children. Dr. George took the responsibility into her own hands.

The Washington Post writes ‘“I don’t know if they are read to or not at home,” said Belinda George, 42, a first-year principal at Homer Drive Elementary in Beaumont, in Southeast Texas.’ Every Tuesday night, while donning her pajamas, Dr. George sits down in her living room and logs on to the school’s Facebook to go live with a story. She engages scholars of all ages by asking questions, using animated voices, and encouraging families to watch together.

Her live videos are a joy to watch. Dr. George’s love shines through her stories. Be sure to check it out!

By |March 6th, 2019|Tags: , , , , |

It’s Read Across America Day!

Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!” 

It is Read Across America Day! We use this day to celebrate the joy of reading, and the magic we can find in books. We honor the work of Dr. Seuss who had brought us over 60 children’s books that are a mainstay in the book community.  There are so many ways you can find fun in this day. Here are some of our favorites:

 

  • A Night Owl Blog shared this adorable and EASY Cat in the Hat Party Hat. You likely have the supplies at home and this is a quick way to celebrate with your littles.

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  • Feed them Seuss style with these snack ideas from Inner Child Fun. We thought this cheestick and goldfish combo was a catch!

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End the day with a book, of course! What is your favorite from Dr. Seuss?

Happy reading!

A Peek in the Box

Hey there Monkey Subscribers, The Feet in the Gym by Teri Daniels may included in a box heading your way! This sweet, and funny story gives a behind the scenes look at one of the hardest jobs at a school.

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Handy Bob needs to keep on his toes at the lively Lakeside School gym. He swings his mop and swabs with pride and flings soapy suds aside. This lovable school custodian is soon at his wits’ end, however, as bustling students trek dirt, grime, grit, and slime across his freshly mopped floor. But help is afoot! Without missing a beat, the children help clear the mess.

Find out more about The Feet in the Gym and Teri Daniels on Winslow Press’ website..

By |February 22nd, 2019|Tags: , , , |

DIY Valentine’s Day Boxes

Valentine’s Day is almost here! Has your child decided what type of box they will make? If your children are anything like mine, they change their minds a hundred times before settling on an idea. It can be helpful to give them some inspiration. Here are some of our favorites:

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The most important part is to have fun and let your kiddo’s creativity shine. Happy Valentine’s Day from Kids Reveal Book Box!

 

Role Models in Today’s Society

With all the pressures children are faced with and bullying, how do you educate your kiddos who to look up to? Of course we can lead by example. We can tell them who we look up to. We can teach them right from wrong, but is that enough? Do you know of peer role models for your children? Do you tell them what qualities they should look for in a role model?

Every family educates their children differently in this area. I like to show my boys which traits to look for in a peer leader. We talk about how actions make others feel but using flash cards that display an emotion. Their school teaches five habits that display personal responsibility as well as leadership skills. We reenact situational conflicts that require a reaction out of them. I want the best for my children in all aspects of the world, but above all else, I want them to be kind.

At ages five and six, their acceptance of all people is admirable. I want them to always  hold on to that. This article from Roots of Action incredible. I believe it is timeless and for any age. The story gives examples of qualities to look for in a child role model, while allowing your kiddos to choose their own influences. Check it out!

Stay kind, and happy reading.

 

 

By |February 6th, 2019|
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