The Lemonade Stand Cookbook

Get inspired with The Lemonade Stand Cookbook by Kathy Strahs!

This is not your typical book. It has a gorgeous layout with fantastic lemonade stand drink recipes, baked good recipes, craft ideas and a list of ways to make your lemonade stand a success. After seeing the amazing tips and beautiful photos you will want to set up a stand right away, I know we did.

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Scholastic Summer Reading RV at Denton Avenue School

Today, we had such a fun time at Denton Avenue Elementary School in New Hyde Park.

The students got a chance to enjoy activities, receive prizes, speak with one of Scholastic’s wonderful authors and even meet some familiar characters from books we all know and love.

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Author Spotlight: Trace Wilkins Francis

Local Long Island Momee and Author, Trace Wilkins Francis brings smiles and excitement to families with her children’s book series, The Real Life Adventures of Jo-Jo Bean.

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You can not help but fall in love with The Real Life Adventures of Jo Jo Bean. The book Birthday Bubbles brings the excitement of a child’s birthday with a great lesson in the end. The music accompanied with this book/ cd combo is not only catchy but so fun to listen, sing-along and dance to. It has become a family favorite in our house and I know your kids will love to read it along with you, too!

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The Not Very Merry Pout-Pout Fish

A wonderful addition to the Pout-Pout Fish series for families to enjoy reading this Christmas.

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The loveable and grumpy Pout-Pout Fish is down in the dumps during the most happiest time of the year. Why?, because he is not having any luck finding the perfect gifts while holiday shopping for his friends. My family and I loved the positive message you learn at the end of the story. The message learned is that the perfect gift is one that comes from the heart and not one that is necessarily store-bought. Mr. Fish learns the joy of giving gifts he made to all of his friends. I loved this book so much because I always make hand-made gifts with my girls for our loved ones. I teach them that there is so much joy given to others when they receive something you made.

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Casey’s Bright Red Christmas (Casey and Friends)

If your child loves Christmas and farm equipment then this book is one you should add to your home library.  The story has a positive message of friendship in the end.

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“It’s Christmas time at Happy Skies Farm! Tillus the worm, Big Red, Sammy and the rest of the team are excited to celebrate the season. But Casey the farmer is busy working: feeding animals, repairing fences and planning for the year ahead. With so much to do, Casey wonders if she’ll have time to prepare for the holidays. That’s when Tillus and the team unite to make this Christmas extra special for their busy friend. “

Recommended for ages 4 to 8 years old

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How Machines Work- Zoo Break!

Written by bestselling author David Macaulay

Children will love this interactive book about six simple machines: the wedge, wheel and axle, lever, inclined plane, screw and pulley. There is hands-on interaction that will excite young readers from the cover of the book where they can spin gears to make the Sloth character go up and down to the pop-ups and flaps that fill the pages throughout the book. It will be on that your children will grab to read over and over again.

Did I mention it is a STEM book written for ages 7 to 10 years old, too? David Macaulay did a great job putting the fun back into learning with this book.

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Countdown to Christmas- 24 Days of the Jesse Tree Tradition

Around the holidays there are so many great traditions and the Countdown to Christmas- 24 Days of the Jesse Tree Tradition is another great family tradition to add to your list.

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“Night by night, children learn that Jesus had a family just like they do. This beautifully illustrated book will establish a family holiday tradition in your household and help your family connect the people in the Bible to Jesus. Begin your countdown to Christmas with a small 2′ – 3′ high tree in your home and read one story every night in the days before Christmas. After each story, hang an ornament to remember the biblical figures, starting with Adam and Eve and ending with Jesus. Includes a complete set of full-color ornaments.”

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