Category: books / stories

Summertime and the living is…

Summertime and the living is…

[ 0 ] June 17, 2013 |

By Bernadette Noll Of course the song says it’s easy. And in our hearts and minds we really want it to be, but in reality, easy can take some planning. When everyone’s in school for months on end, we can idealize the long summer days, the day trips, the stack of books we’ll read, and […]

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2013 Rhode Island Summer Reading Program

2013 Rhode Island Summer Reading Program

[ 0 ] June 11, 2013 |

We love reading! And thanks to RI Office of Library and Information Services, libraries all across Rhode Island kids of all ages can join the summer reading fun! The Rhode Island Summer Reading Program encourages children to keep reading all summer long by sharing age-appropriate book recommendations and hosting events and programs at libraries across the state. Visit your local public library this summer and dig into reading with presentations by summer reading program educators and artists.

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War Horse: Behind the Play and With the Horses!

War Horse: Behind the Play and With the Horses!

[ 0 ] June 9, 2013 |

In this 13 minute video, Flick and Flack give you a sneak peak at War Horse. Filmed at a PPAC press event, this short film includes anecdotes from an interview with actor Brandon Drea and the Joey the horse puppeteers. Horse kisses, fascinating behind the scenes tidbits, the play’s trailer, and some incredible horse jumps! […]

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Kids at the Farmer’s Market

Kids at the Farmer’s Market

[ 0 ] May 30, 2013 |

Heading to the Farmer’s Market with kids is fun, sure, but sometimes the little chickens could use a kick of extra motivation. I feel like I have read a zillion farmer’s market books; regardless these two caught my eye. At the Farmer’s Market with Kids is a book filled with recipes for delicious food kids can […]

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Kids Reading Across Rhode Island kicks off June 1, 2013

Kids Reading Across Rhode Island kicks off June 1, 2013

[ 0 ] May 24, 2013 |

Kids Reading Across Rhode Island, the ‘one book, one state’ initiative for students in grades 4-6, kicks off its 4th year with Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai.

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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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