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One Skillet Butter Chicken and Orzo — A Kid-Friendly Dinner Recipe for Families
You'll hear no complaints from picky eaters with this delicious one-pot recipe from Half Baked Harvest Cookbook author Teighan Gerard.
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6 Engrossing YA Books That Take Place in the Span of One Day
These teen stories all take place over the course of one day — and they’re so good that once you start, you’ll likely finish them in as little time.
How to Model Your Own Love of Reading in the Classroom (and Why It’s Important)
As teachers, we work to create an impactful learning community in our classrooms, a place where children not only see themselves as readers but also love to read.
Thinking Like a Coder: How Coding Concepts Appear in Kids’ Everyday Lives
Coding can sound daunting, particularly to adults who were not raised in the time of YouTube, Pixar, and Minecraft. Don’t panic ... It’s not hard to apply coding concepts to everyday life.
On Finding a Connection with Horses in Kids’ Literature and Beyond
Horses have taught me a lot: to be patient, to be observant, to think for myself, to enjoy the outdoors and being active, to take pleasure in who the horses are as much as in what they do.
10 Laugh-Out-Loud Adventure Tales for Tweens
With exhilarating quests, humorous characters and plots, and even a few hair-raising scares, these adventure stories will keep middle grade readers on the edge of their seats — and laughing as they flip the pages.
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Beef Empanadas — A Kid-Friendly Lunch Recipe for Families
A healthy twist on a kid-favorite recipe, these air-fried empanadas by Skinnytaste.com founder Gina Homolka are a delicious lunchtime choice.
Brightly Storytime: How to Cheer Up Dad
Settle in and enjoy How to Cheer Up Dad, a heartwarming and comical picture book that is perfect for reading aloud with dad on Father’s Day and all year long.
The Best Audiobooks to Listen to as a Family This Summer
Whatever your plans this summer, they’ll be better with a good audiobook. These are some of the best new titles to keep you listening to new stories all day (and maybe all night too!).