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Jul
18

If you liked Midsommar, try one of these folk horror tales

The movie Midsommar has been getting a lot of buzz recently and I've seen several references  to folk horror. According to FolkHorror.com, it's a sub-genre of horror fiction  characterised by reference to pagan traditions often involving rituals and nature deities. The folk horror book/movie that people are most likely to know is the Wicker Man [...]
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Jul
12

Kindergarten Readiness: Writing Skills

It's important to help your child gain kindergarten readiness skills! Writing goes hand-in-hand with reading and both skill help children make the connection between spoken language and information communication. Did you know that "pre-writing" is an important step on the way to learning to write?  Practicing fine motor skill development through pre-writing activities helps children [...]
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Jul
02

Recommended: Fantastic locked room mysteries to enjoy!

Are you a fan of escape room challenges? Do you enjoy puzzling out how to escape the seemingly inescapable? Then a locked room mystery might be your next best reading thing. Locked room mysteries or impossible mysteries take place in a locked room or an isolated area like a remote island with a very limited [...]
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Jun
25
Jun
07

Page to Screen

Which is better, the book or the movie? I suppose it depends on who you ask. Personally, I like the feeling of a book in my hand but I’m not terribly opposed to sitting at home all day and binge-watching good movies. Word has it that there are quite a few books being made into [...]
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May
24

Prepare your Child for Success as a Reader

Help your child become aware of and comfortable with books and language. You’re getting them ready to learn to read! It’s never too early to prepare your child for success as a reader. Research shows that children who are read to from an early age have a larger vocabulary, have better language skills when they […]

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Mar
22

5 chilling tales to cozy up with

It’s always the perfect time to stay in bed under the blankets and snuggle up with a good book, no matter the season. For some, that means reading books that create warm, fuzzy feelings. But for others, like me, cozying up with a book filled with horror and suspense is more like it. And if [...]
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Jan
14

Deadly diseases

During this time of coughs, sneezes, sniffles, and snot, I thought I’d take this opportunity to remind you that this marks the one-hundredth anniversary of the Spanish influenza pandemic.  Coming at the end of World War I, it took more lives than that catastrophe.  An estimated twenty to fifty million people lost their lives while […]

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