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SOME RECENT UPDATES FROM READ NOTEBOOKS

Children’s books are often a young person’s first introduction to challenging topics like race, poverty, compassion, acceptance, and more. This makes it absolutely critical to choose the right books that will help shape your child’s outlook on life and the way they interact with those around them. Jacqueline Dembar Green’s Speak Up, Tommy! is one such carefully constructed, and artfully told teaching tale.

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Every year, one of the highlights of Thanksgiving in New York City is heading to the Upper West Side and watching the massive balloons that Macy’s features in their annual parade being inflated. Getting up close with these larger than life representations of characters from some of our favorite childhood literary tales is a treat. Here are some of our favorite characters that have taken over the city streets in past parades.

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Read Notebooks recently had the good luck to score a ticket to what is, without a doubt, the hottest theater event of the year in New York City, Hamilton. This musical  tells the story of founding father Alexander Hamilton’s rise and fall through a totally unique blend of traditional musical theater and hip hop. It is something to behold and presents a powerful case about the power of words and literacy to change the world around us. 

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Raising a child to become a dedicated reader is one of the goals of all engaged parents. As we all know, this is a difficult task that takes years of hard work to accomplish. Read Notebooks has put together a list of the 7 most important steps you can take as a parent to teach your child literacy

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It is always a special moment when a child takes an interest in a culture that is not their own, so we have put together a list of some of our favorite storybooks from around the world for you and your children to enjoy.

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Three educational games you can play this month with younger children to advance early childhood literacy, reading and writing skills, and imagination.

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Celebrate National Coloring Book Day, August 2nd, with 5 fun activities for kids and adults. Adult coloring. Kid's parties. Family fun. DIY projects. And more.

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