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6 Ways to Raise a Reader in a Tech-Driven World

Thank you to Blue Baboon Books for sponsoring this post and offering top-notch literary choices to book-loving Wichita families!A book is not just words and pages and sentences. It’s a bridge to another world, a window with a different view. It’s a best friend. It’s an abhorrent enemy. It’s a burden, an inspiration, a good […]

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Wichita Date Ideas for Bookworms

Looking for out-of-the-box ideas for Date Night in Wichita? If you have an affinity for the written word, we’ve got a few suggestions! Enjoy the smell of REAL books (remember those?) while browsing Wichita’s best local book stores, such as Al’s Old & New Books, Book-A-Holic, Eighth Day Books and Watermark Books If your library card hasn’t seen the […]

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Wichita’s 5 Best-Kept Bookstore Secrets

The End.  Two words I absolutely hate. Those words mean the hunt for a new literary adventure must begin. Again. For some people, those words are welcome, but for this bibliophile this hunt is never ending. I will spy on our neighbors, friends, strangers, and prowl endlessly on Powell’s Books website until I find something […]

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How to Celebrate National Library Week in Wichita

How to Celebrate National Library Week in Wichita

National Library Week was started almost 50 years ago as a way for us to say thank you to the men and women who make libraries happen, both public libraries and school libraries. Wichita is blessed with an extensive library system, which means there is an easy way for everyone to celebrate National Library Week […]

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5 Gifts to Give Your Child Before Kindergarten

5 Gifts to Give Your Child Before Kindergarten

Thanks to Christ the Savior Academy for sponsoring this post and for offering quality education to Wichita families!Kindergarten teacher Lauren Jabara has a school supply list that may take years for parents to complete. It won’t cost a lot of money, but it can ensure your child’s academic success for a lifetime. Despite a decade […]

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Read Across America :: Our Favorite Dr. Seuss Books

What is Read Across America? Created by the National Education Association in 1998, Read Across America is a national celebration of reading falling on March 2, Dr. Seuss’s birthday, each year. The idea is to celebrate reading and, more importantly, get kids excited about reading. Motivated readers mean better readers, better writers, better imaginations, and […]

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Favorite Thanksgiving Books for Kids

The Thanksgiving season is here, and after the meal of turkey, stuffing, and multiple samplings of pumpkin pie, what would be better than snuggling up on the couch with your little one and enjoying a seasonal book together? Being a second grade teacher for six years, I loved having a wide selection of seasonal books […]

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