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Myths Busted!: Just When You Thought You Knew What You Knew

Myths Busted!: Just When You Thought You Knew What You Knew

[ 0 ] May 17, 2013 |

Emily Krieger new book busts popular kidtastic myths (like dogs’ mouths being cleaner than humans!) we had to learn more.

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Celebrate at Barrington Books this week with special author and illustrator series!

Celebrate at Barrington Books this week with special author and illustrator series!

[ 0 ] May 14, 2013 |

Join the fun starting May 15th! Barrington Books is hosting three blockbuster author events in honor of CHILDREN’S BOOK WEEK, 2013.

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An all-new My Little Pony adventure makes a splash!

An all-new My Little Pony adventure makes a splash!

[ 2 ] April 23, 2013 |

Maybe it’s our close proximity to the prestigious art school Rhode Island School of Design, or perhaps it’s because our towns are situated on their own little corner of the “sparkling sea”–but the East Bay of Rhode Island is a mecca for children’s books authors and illustrators. One jewel among working artists in our community […]

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10 Ways to Celebrate Dr. Seuss with Food, Crafts, Books, and Silliness!

10 Ways to Celebrate Dr. Seuss with Food, Crafts, Books, and Silliness!

[ 0 ] March 1, 2013 |

Dr. Seuss’ whimsical rhymes and clever stories hold the same magic for my children as they did for me when I was a kid.

March 2nd also marks the day (in 2007) when I first shared Kidoinfo online with a circle of friends. Thanks for being part of the Kido family!

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Mighty Tidy

Mighty Tidy

[ 1 ] February 28, 2013 |

This must be the feeling that keeps the niche porn industry afloat. What fun—and what a relief!—to see your private psychopathology transformed into beauty. We love Swiss artist Ursus Wehrli’s new book The Art of Clean Up: Life Made Neat and Tidy.

Anyone on the rigid order-lust spectrum (with mild interest in The Container Store on one end, and clinically diagnosed OCD on the other) will get sucked right into Wehrli’s work. He alphabetizes his alphabet soup (above); dismantles a Christmas tree into a pile of needles, bundle of sticks, coil of tinsel, and precise rows of ornaments; and arranges laundry on a clothesline in Roy G. Biv order. Parking lots filled with cars, beaches filled with people, and other messy situations are divided into components and arranged according to Wehrli’s intoxicatingly soothing rules. There’s no text. Each situation includes a before shot and an after, the ordinary jumble of life made manageable within each double-page spread.

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Unbored: The Essential Field Guide to Serious Fun

Unbored: The Essential Field Guide to Serious Fun

[ 2 ] February 7, 2013 |

ddn101412lifebooknookThis short film of a walnut-eating snake* is what inspired me to Tiger-Mom my children into claymation supremacy. So far that effort hasn’t really blossomed, but once I got my hands on a copy of the filmmakers’ recommended text UNBORED: the Essential Guide to Serious Fun, upper-echelon claymation became a less urgent calling. This book opened my eyes to a parallel universe filled with people doing all kinds of tantalizing, crazy, and fun stuff I’d never considered.

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Honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with Local Events, Books, and Conversations

Honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with Local Events, Books, and Conversations

[ 0 ] January 17, 2013 |

LOCAL 2013 EVENTS: “M.L.K: Amazing Grace” Providence Children’s Museum – Providence, RI Monday, January 21st from 11:30AM-4:00PM (3 shows – 11:30AM, 1:00PM, 2:30PM) Cost: Activities free with Museum admission of $9.00 per person. The Civil Rights movement comes to life at the Providence Children’s Museum in provocative performances of “M.L.K: Amazing Grace”.  The event features […]

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Kidoinfo: 12 Things To Do With Kids During Winter Vacation

Kidoinfo: 12 Things To Do With Kids During Winter Vacation

[ 0 ] December 21, 2012 |

Looking for something to do with your kids during this holiday vacation? Here’s the Kidoinfo Top 12 List of things to do – many are Free and Cheap. Check the Kidoinfo calendar and blog for even more ideas.

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Edible Rhody KIDS: Baking Traditions

Edible Rhody KIDS: Baking Traditions

[ 1 ] December 19, 2012 |

Welcome Winter! Edible Rhody KIDS is created in collaboration with Edible Rhody magazine. Grab this season’s copy of Edible Rhody, available at various locations around Rhode Island. This seasons’ topic, “Baking Traditions”, invites kids to honor and/or create their own family food experiences. I also share one of my favorite holiday recipes handed down from my Iraqi grandmothers – Baklava.

What do you think of when you see the word “baking”? Do certain baked goods remind you of a particular family member, time of year, a place, or a good smell?

Passing recipes from one generation to the next by baking foods together is a way to honor and celebrate your family, carrying forward traditions from the past. Don’t forget, new traditions and fun memories can be made anytime.

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Barrington Books Kids’ Fiction Gift Book Picks

Barrington Books Kids’ Fiction Gift Book Picks

[ 0 ] December 14, 2012 |

Books make great gifts for kids at the holidays. But with so many titles to choose from, it can be hard to find just the right one. The staff at Barrington Books put together a short list of teen fiction and picture book gift suggestions for Kidoinfo readers.

TEEN READS:

STRUCK BY LIGHTNING: THE CARSON PHILLIPS JOURNAL
By Chris Colfer

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