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May the 4th Be With You!

Star Wars Day

Celebrate Star Wars Day!
“May the 4th” is a day for all lovers of Jedi, the Resistance, the Skywalkers, the Hutts, Boba Fett, Gamorrean guards, Maz Kanata, General Grievous, Rancor Keeper and Snap Wexley to unite and celebrate all there is in the galaxy far, far way.

(Why May 4, you ask? Why, it’s right there in the date, a play on “May the Force be with You.”)

Check out some of our beloved Star Wars books (we have titles to appeal to every age!), binge on Star Wars dvds, and enjoy Star Wars again – and again – and again…


11 Touching Books to Boost Empathy in Teen Readers

Teens empathy books

“Empathy is often described as understanding the feelings and thoughts of other people. Basically, this skill set boils down to the ability of a person to relate or see a different point of view. Many people compare this emotional development with the ability to ‘walk in another person’s shoes.’ “Teensafe

But teens don’t start to develop a sense of empathy until they are 13-15 years old. So how can we gently, lovingly guide our teens as they navigate their own journey into young adulthood? Continue reading 11 Touching Books to Boost Empathy in Teen Readers

8 Books About Real-Life Kids Who Changed the World


C’mon, can kids REALLY change the world? Well, maybe. . .  you never know.
Take a chance and inspire your kids to believe that they CAN be brave, or creative, or determined.  Maybe reading stories about another child’s courage might inspire our own children to step up, speak out, and try something they thought couldn’t be done – and in doing so,  perhaps they CAN change their world, even just a bit.

Brightly  shares a list of eight books about real life children who changed the world – time to hunker down and read together!