Author Archives: Kara Peterson

August Book of the Month: Teddy Mars by Molly B Burnham

Ages: 8-12 Synopsis: Teddy Mars is one of 7 children and wants to stand out from his siblings. Book 1 goes through Teddy’s adventures as he tries to break world records with the help of his friends – and while also dealing with his lovable but destructive younger brother. Why kids love it: The story is…

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July Book of the Month: Rapunzel’s Revenge by Shannon & Dean Hale

Ages: 10-14 Synopsis: Rapunzel’s Revenge is a reimagining of the classic fairytale, this time with Rapunzel escaping her prison and teaming up with Jack (from Jack and the Beanstalk) during the Wild West. Why kids love it: It’s funny, has a strong heroine, and a happy ending. Why parents love it: This is a beautifully drawn graphic…

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Made in America

Fourth of July Sale! The Possum’s Tale is $5 off now through July 6th! Grab your copy right here! Did you know that The Possum’s Tale was made in America? Of course I wrote it and I’m American, but more than that, I worked hard to make sure that every step of this book, from the…

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June Book of the Month: Fablehaven Series by Brandon Mull

Ages: 9+ Synopsis: Fablehaven is a hidden refuge where magical creatures have been kept for years. Brother and sister, Seth and Kendra, enter Fablehaven because their grandfather is the caretaker. There they will have to face great challenges to save Fablehaven. Why kids love it: It is “Potteresque” but in a whole different way. Why parents love…

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50 Books Parents Should Read to Their Toddlers

Study after study show us that reading to your kids from a young age helps them in countless ways. But as parents, reading the same books over and over can get a little boring! So I’ve compiled a list of 50 books that are fun for both toddlers and their parents. I’m leaving out many…

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No, I’m not a June Cleaver mom and I’m okay with that.

The Heat is On Do you remember that Glenn Frey song? It reminds me of hot summer night and long summer days playing with my boys. For parents who work out of the home, like my husband, summer wasn’t that different from the school year. My husband still went off to work Monday through Friday…

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May Book of the Month: Galaxy Zack

Ages: 5-7 Synopsis: Zack is worried about moving from Earth to Nebulon but when he gets there, he meets a new friend, gets to ride a hover bike, and more! Why kids love it: It’s funny, imaginative, and helps kids who are having trouble adjusting to get excited about learning new things. Why parents love it: There are currently…

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If you were a salad, which vegetable would you be?

Have you ever compared your life to a tossed salad? Which vegetable would you be? What if the people you love and depend upon the most are the lettuce? They may not be very exciting or colorful, but they are the bulk of that salad. They are what holds the entire salad together. There are…

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April 2017 Book of the Month: The Moonglow Roll-O-Rama

And this month’s Book of the Month pick is…The Moonglow Roll-O-Rama by Dav Pilkey! Ages: 3-6 Synopsis: This book is about a midnight roller skating rink for animals only. Why kids love it: The story and illustrations are funny and will keep your kids laughing and entertained. Why parents love it: The poetic language is…

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Emotional Intelligence: What is it and how important is it?

I have been in that parent teacher conference. The one where the student worked hard, did the work, was pleasant and well liked, and yet only earned a C. I still remember the parents…yikes, the parents! They were livid. Their child had a C? Unacceptable! Have you ever been the parents in one of these (or the…

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