Archives for September 6, 2020

Books of the Week!

Looking for a fun book for Elementary grade readers? Peter & Ernesto: Sloths in the Night is a must-buy! This is a great reading choice for ages 6 through 10.

Peter and Ernesto are two sloths who are best friends, but total opposites. In their first adventure, A Tale of Two Sloths, they both learn to expand their horizons in different ways as they leave the tree for the first time. In book two, The Lost Sloths, their tree is blown away and they must venture into the jungle to find a new one! Now, in this third installment, Peter and Ernesto must brave the perils of the nighttime when their friend Bernard goes missing just before sundown. 
From Oscar-nominated cartoonist and animator Graham Annable, this loveable, accessible series is full of humor and heart and illustrated in a fun comic book style. It’s perfect for kids who are just beginning to love reading, as well as those who need a little extra encouragement!

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Need New Kids Activity Books? I love these books from Schiffer Kids! Cats: Fold and Play With this beginner introduction to paper folding, create a merry band of black cats, each in a unique pose and ready to pounce on the included paper balls of yarn. Precut and creased kitties are ready to pop out and play in just a few folds! 

Insects: Fold and Play Bug enthusiasts of all ages as well as budding etymologists will flex their dexterity and creativity with more than 20 paper bugs. Precut and folded pieces require no scissors or glue!

Look! Dr. Goodview will be a hit with your kids!

Are you ready? Open your eyes! Look carefully! Look very closely, because things are not always what they seem. Dr. Goodview shows and explains more than 20 optical illusions to educate and entertain with amazing effects. From brightness and contrast, twisted cord, and color and perspective to motion illusions, see how these visual tricks can confuse and excite the eye!

Enric Jardí is a graphic designer specializing in editorial design and typography. His three published books have been translated into a number of languages. He has received many awards for his work, which he combines with teaching at art schools and universities.

Looking for a great book for the little older kids? Biodiversity: Explore the Diversity of Life on Earth is a must for middle schoolers! It will introduce them to the evolution of life on Earth. Kids will learn that Biodiversity is found everywhere on the planet—on land, in the water, and even in extreme environments such as ice and volcanoes. Biodiversity is part of a set of four Build It Environmental Science books that explore the history and science of the planet and all that live on it through hands-on STEM activities and real-life environmental connections. Other titles in this series are Planet EarthGarbage, and Biomes. Find out more here.

Ever thought of making your own Little Library? Now, just may be the time to do it!  Little Free Libraries & Tiny Sheds: 12 Miniature Structures You Can Build is a must-buy book if you want to build your own little library! Produced in cooperation with Little Free Library, Little Free Libraries and Tiny Sheds is the builder’s complete source of inspiration and how-to knowledge. Illustrated throughout with colorful step-by-step photography and a gallery of tiny structures for further inspiration, Little Free Libraries and Tiny Sheds covers every step: planning and design, tools and building techniques, best materials, installation and 12 complete plans for structures of varying size and aesthetics. Little Free Libraries and Tiny Sheds even includes information on how to become a steward, getting the word out about your little structure once it’s up and running, and tips for building a lively collection. I hope to make my own soon! Find this book here.

Self Disclosure: I received free copies of the above books to feature. Images were also provided. No compensation was received and I only feature books that I highly recommend.

Rubio’s Free Kids Meals in September!

Rubio’s Coastal Grill has announced that kids eat free every Wednesday in September in locations across California, Arizona and Nevada. Get a free kids meals with the purchase of any adult entree using the coupon

“Quarantine and remote learning have been incredibly challenging for so many and we want to make it easier for busy families to enjoy a great meal as the new school year starts,” said Ralph Rubio, co-founder of Rubio’s. “Guests can get any kids meal on the menu free, with the purchase of an adult entrée, every Wednesday in September. Choices include the popular Kids Bean & Cheese Burrito, Kids Chicken Bowl and the recently added Build Your Own Tacos kids meal, all served with two sides and a drink.”

Operations at Rubio’s have shifted greatly due to COVID-19. While food safety and cleanliness have always been a top priority at Rubio’s, new initiatives include tamper-proof seals on all delivery orders, daily health checks for all team members, protective face coverings and gloves, extensive sanitizing and disinfecting of restaurants and patios, strict social distancing protocols inside and outside, and contact-free curbside or express pickup and free delivery, on all orders of $20 or more.

 Guests are encouraged to order through the Rubio’s app and For more information about Rubio’s Coastal Grill and to view the menu, visit Rubio’sFacebook and Instagram.

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