Honoring Patricia McKissack, NCBLA Board Member

  On behalf of The National Children’s Book and Literacy Alliance, I would like to share our sorrow concerning the passing of beloved children’s book author and storyteller, Patricia McKissack. Pat, and her husband Fred, were longstanding board members of the NCBLA. They were also cherished friends, enlivening every meeting and event they participated in, … Continued

The White House: Watch New PBS special on the White House, then . . .

Get a Copy of Our White House: Looking In, Looking Out for Your Kids as a Follow-Up! Family American History Activity! Watch the new PBS special on the White House with your kids–http://www.pbs.org/program/white-house-inside-story/ —-and follow it up by reading experts from Our White House: Looking In, Looking Out!  Our White House covers more than 200 … Continued

Holiday Dinners: Avoiding the Kids’ Table Syndrome

  On holidays, I was always stuck at the kids’ table. The best china, crystal goblets, and elegant linens were placed on the grown-up table. The kids’ table was set with the everyday dishes, plastic cups, and lots of paper napkins. The grown-ups feasted on the choicest cuts of turkey and ham, creamy potatoes, savory … Continued


Check out the 2015 Parents’ Choice Book Awards for kids at: http://www.parents-choice.org/award.cfm?thePage=books&p_code=p_boo Any of these great books would make wonderful holiday gifts for the young people in your life!