Silly McGilly

Our new favorite St. Patrick’s Day Tradition!

DON’T JUST BE SILLY THIS ST. PATRICK’S DAY, BE SILLY McGILLY! 

“St. Patrick’s Day Fun for your Wee Little One” Silly McGilly is intended for families with young children between the ages of 3 and 9. Because on St. Patrick’s Day everyone is Irish and we are loving this adorable tale.

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Sugar and the Candy Tree by Michelle Doxsee

Bring a local families Easter Tradition into your home with this adorable book set inspired by one little girls dream of a candy tree!

Sugar And The Candy Tree” is a 32-page picture book that tells the tale of a little girl, named Sugar, who has a big imagination and loves dreaming of candy. One day she gets the most amazing, outstanding, scrumbly-yum-tious idea that any thinker has ever thought of. She is going to grow a candy tree! She tries to tell her friends and family about her amazing idea, but she soon realizes that everyone in the whole wide world is too busy for dreams and she is ready to give up. Just then, she thinks of the Easter Bunny! He’s a candy expert. Maybe he could help! Will the Easter Bunny be able to help Sugar make her dream come true?

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Cookies For Dinner by Holly Zarcone

 Meet local author and mom, Holly Zarcone! She has written an adorable children’s book called Cookies For Dinner and we are excited to tell you about it.

 

 Cookies for Dinner is fun to read with a message that every parent can relate to. Our kids are only young once , let’s live in the moment and if cookies for dinner makes everyone smile than cookies it is! I highly recommend having some homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies on hand when reading this book with your family and maybe instead of a bedtime story red it together when the kids come home from school for an inspirational dinner idea.

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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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Sagtikos Manor

Written by: Selene Castrovilla

George Washington Slept Here!

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Did you know that George Washington slept on Long Island?

As a matter of fact, he slept in lots of homes on Long Island. That’s because when he was elected President, he took a tour of Long Island to thank its residents for their help in the Revolutionary War.

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Considering Thanksgiving: What You Probably Didn’t Know Can Make a Great Beginning!

A Teen & Adult Creative Writing Topic written by Selene Castrovilla

I was reading about Thanksgiving in the early years of our country, and I learned that George Washington made his first proclamation to declare a National Thanksgiving Day. The surprising part was that no pilgrims or Indians are mentioned in the decree. The holiday was strictly to thank God.

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Redefining Healthy- Parabens and how they effect our bodies

Written by: Christine Egan

Ladies, love lathering on body products and I was certainly one of them for years. But just as I eliminated plastics, after my breast cancer diagnosis, I also had to give a good, hard look at my bathroom closet. While many products smelled good or made my skin feel silky smooth, I had to check out the ingredients.

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