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Video: Teaser Trailer For Disney’s New Beauty And The Beast

By Rachael Herrscher

The first sneak peek at Disney’s upcoming live-action re-telling of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST is out. Giving audiences a glimpse at the highly anticipated film based on the animated classic which refashions the iconic characters and musical numbers from the tale as old as time, the film stars Emma Wats... Read More

5 Reasons to See “He Named Me Malala” With Your Kids

By Rachael Herrscher

I had the amazing opportunity to screen this film with a group of bloggers in NYC last week at an event we host. We all came out inspired, touched, and empowered. I was grateful that I had the chance to see this film on my own before sharing it with my kids so I would have good background on whether... Read More

Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge: 5 Tips to Keep Your Kids Reading This Summer

By Rachael Herrscher

The first thing that happens when summer approaches is that I start making book lists and planning read-a-thons. We hit the library weekly and usually stop by the bakery on the way home. I LOVE the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge. My kids range in age from K-6 and there's something f... Read More

Summer Reading Bucket List

By Rachael Herrscher

Do you have a summer reading bucket list?  We decided to try to read every book on the Caldecott Medal book list. I started out thinking we'd try tackling the Newbury list, but those are all much longer than I remembered for my little people to tackle in a summer. The Randolph Caldecott Medal ... Read More

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Movie Trailer

By Rachael Herrscher

One of my favorite childrens books hits the big screen this fall! The storyline has been adapted and includes a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day for the entire family (Steve Carell, Jennifer Garner, Dylan Minnette, Kerris Dorsey and Ed Oxenbould).  Check it out: ... Read More

Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge 2014

By Rachael Herrscher

It's almost here, both daunting and glorious - SUMMER! Every May we start making our "Summer Bucket List" with all of the things that we'd like to do.  The list includes all kinds of fun things, and inevitably has a list of all of the things I think we should be doing to resist the urge to lay on t... Read More

How to Train Your Dragon 2 Trailer

By Rachael Herrscher

So many good movies in the next year! The thrilling second chapter of the epic HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON trilogy returns to the fantastical world of the heroic Viking Hiccup and his faithful dragon Toothless.  The inseparable duo must protect the peace – and save the future of men and dragons f... Read More

The Book Thief Kindle Fire Giveaway

By Rachael Herrscher

Raise your hand if you've read the book! If your hand is not raised, you know what book you need to add to your Christmas wish list. And you're going to have to get it as an early Christmas present because you're going to need to read fast so you can go and see the movie in the theaters. I have a... Read More

The BIG List of Summer Reading Programs

By Amy Allen Johnson

School's almost out!  Around here, we're looking for ways to keep our little readers turning the pages all summer long. Have you signed up for any summer reading programs? My kids are completely driven by stars on charts.  We've been to our local library, which is the natural spot for a summer rea... Read More

Books for Coping with Stranger Danger

By Shannon Breuner Nelson

It's at the top of the news hour almost every night.  Abductions, attempted abductions, child predators, missing children.  It's nonstop, and it's scary.  It's important to talk with your child about strangers and what your expectations and rules are regarding people that you don't know, but how ... Read More