Archive for the ‘ Kids ’ Category

A Hauntingly Good Book Just in Time for Halloween

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013

Who knew how expressive ghosts could be? In 100 Ghosts, author/illustrator Doogie Horner takes the classic Halloween haunt and turns it into a book full of clever, often LOL funny, permutations. Some of my faves: Russian Nesting Ghost, 8-Bit, and Grumpy Cat.




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Best Books for Kids

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

The New York Public Library just announced their list of 100 Great Children’s Books. Their picks are a great mix of picture books (Don Freeman’s Corduroy) and chapter books (Matilda by Roald Dahl). I count 74 books from the recommended titles that I’ve read with my boys. Full disclosure: I was a children’s librarian before I became an editor at FamilyFun, so some may consider that cheating! How many have you and your kids read?

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Halloween Costume Contest

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

Got a great costume idea? Enter the Hub Network’s Halloween costume contest for a chance at $25,000 and a trip to Hollywood!

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Fun 3D Puzzle for Preschoolers

Friday, September 13th, 2013

Guest blogger Dawn Chipman writes:

We like this 40-piece Dinoland puzzle that’s also a toy worthy of hours of prehistoric stomping and roaring. Fairyland and cityscape versions available, too.

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Great Beginning Reader Series

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

Good books for beginning readers can be hard to find. One of my favorites is the Henry and Mudge series by Cynthia Rylant, which has everything you want in books for this group: an engaging story that’s just enough of a challenge. Even better? They now come in value packs. You’ll need them as your kids burn through the titles.

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