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My Reading List for This Summer

By Fredrica Syren: I try to read books as much as possible throughout the year but must admit it’s difficult to find the time with 3 kids, a homestead and a husband who travels a lot. Then comes summer break and I can read a lot. Here are some of …

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Why Visiting Libraries When Traveling Is Great

By Fredrica Syren: Last year when we traveled in Europe, we ended up In Malmö in the south of Sweden during a few rainy days. Of course with three kids this meant we could not be out exploring, but we still wanted to have some fun. We decided to go …

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Protect Books with DIY Covers

By Kim Robson: Often, when I find a paperback book to read from our neighborhood Little Free Library, its corners and edges are bent and torn. Reading a damaged, dilapidated book is never fun. I have a great technique that uses strips of heavy-duty clear packing tape to repair these …

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Eco-Friendly Ways To Read Books

By Fredrica Syren: Owning books is a wonderful thing! Especially if you are like me, someone who reads a lot. Buying books has its advantages. First of all, buying books pays the authors who, unless they are a major best seller like J.K. Rowling, need all the sales they can …

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Bedtime Stories Benefits

 By Amanda Wilkes: I remember as a child being enamored with my bedtime story. It didn’t matter if it was my mom, dad, aunt, uncle or cousin who was reading to me or telling me a story — I wanted to use my last ounce of imagination before I drifted …

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Bonding with Kids over Books

By Kim Robson: “The best way to get kids to read is to say, ‘This book is not appropriate for your age, and it has all sorts of horrible things in it like sex and death and some really big and complicated ideas, and you’re better off not touching it …

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