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Jungle books: Setting up camp

When it’s time to turn out the light, set the tone with a sweet, slumber-inducing sendoff. Wide awake When he just can’t fall asleep, one little boy goes on a hunt for a cozy place to hit the hay, but … Continue reading

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Jungle books: On the trail

Take kiddos on an excursion into worlds unknown without ever leaving the rocking chair. Check it out Literary enthusiasts will adore this homage to the community library and the magic that awaits in every book. Atheneum Books for Young Readers, … Continue reading

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Jungle books: Close encounters

Make storytime a hands-on affair with books that encourage wee ones to get in on the action. Sight seeing Beyond colors and shapes, this board book teaches kiddos to use their imagination to transform a simple red triangle into a … Continue reading

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Jungle books: Flora and fauna

Immerse your tiny explorer in the natural landscape with furry and flowery friends alike. You do you One bear loves hopping through the forest and nibbling at berries, but that’s not what bears do— then again, maybe being himself is … Continue reading

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Jungle books: Guidebooks

Trust insightful tomes to lead the way on an expedition of first words, colors and more. Name game This pretty picture book is brimming with everyday objects your bub will love pointing out. Chronicle Books, $18 Go hue Every turn … Continue reading

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Back to nursery school

TO THE LETTER Grab your lasso! This wild-West-inspired primer teaches tots their ABCs with a bit of American history and a lot of fun. Yeehaw! V is for Vittles: A Wild West Primer, by Greg Paprocki, $10 YOU NAME IT Inside … Continue reading

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On the books

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) advises reading aloud to baby from birth to bolster language development, build language skills, boost brain development and strengthen your parent-child bond. But according to a 2016 national survey by Read Aloud 15 MINUTES, … Continue reading

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Book Club: Our picks from 2015

Whether you’re seeking an inspiring memoir, practical advice or a side-splitting parenting guide … we’ve got you covered! Check out some of our favorites and find the perfect book to peruse during your (very limited) downtime.  At Least My Belly Hides My Cankles: Mostly-True Tales of an … Continue reading

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Book Club Jr.: This year’s top tales for tiny tots

Teaching shapes and colors? Bringing home a new sibling? Just looking for a cute story to entertain your little one? These books will help you cover all of these and more, with the support of charming characters and touching tales that are sure to entertain … Continue reading

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Keep it simple: Read

It’s easy as 1-2-3 … 4! Take the stress out of seasonal shopping by treating everyone in your family to four fabulous gifts: something they want, something they need, something to wear and something to read. 1. Let the kitchen serve as more than just a … Continue reading

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Week 26: The one with the books

While I don’t think that toys are important, I do think that books are a great thing to have a lot of. I will warn you … even if you have 4,000 children’s books to pick from, your children will inevitably have their … Continue reading

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Bound to please

Reference: Resources for early learners. 1. Paris: A Book of Shapes by Ashley Evanson, $7 Embark on a sightseeing and shape-spotting adventure as you locate the circles, squares, ovals and more hidden within the City of Lights’ iconic attractions. 2. How Tiger Says … Continue reading

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Our little bookworm

Our sweet little Graham is 20 weeks old. It amazes me how much he’s grown and developed in less than five months’ time. Lately he’s been really interested in grabbing and gnawing on his tiny feet. He can sit on his own … Continue reading

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Book Club: How to Raise a Husband

Pregnancy and Newborn’s June Book Club is laugh-out-loud funny. How to Raise a Husband is full of real-life relationship experiences, from six different women, who don’t hold anything back. Tonilyn Hornung did her research and is telling the stories that … Continue reading

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Book Club: The Essence of a Mother

This month, Pregnancy and Newborn’s Book Club is about learning to take a step back from every day chaos and enjoy life’s moments with your children. The Essence of a Mother is a must-read for all parents. As Julie Jensen’s … Continue reading

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Book Club: Surprised by Motherhood

Pregnancy and Newborn’s April Book Club pick, Surprised by Motherhood, is about a woman who never wanted to be a mom. Then she had kids. Lisa-Jo Baker lost her own mom to cancer when she was just a teenager and … Continue reading

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Book Club: Experimenting with Babies

This month, Pregnancy and Newborn‘s Book Club is focused on scientific studies that uses your own sweet baby as the research subject. Shaun Gallagher created 50 science projects that will allow you to interact with your child and have fun … Continue reading

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Book Club: Hands Free Mama

Pregnancy & Newborn’s Book Club is starting the New Year with a new perspective, thanks to one mama’s wake up call. A few years ago, Rachel Macy Stafford was like a lot of mothers; her planner was packed and her … Continue reading

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Book Club: Ready for Air: A Journey Through Premature Motherhood

This month, Pregnancy & Newborn’s Book Club is finding out the truth about preemie parenthood from one mom’s brazenly honest story. After being diagnosed with severe preeclampsia, Kate Hopper’s pregnancy and delivery are nothing like the birth she dreamed about. … Continue reading

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Book Club: The Honest Toddler

This month, Pregnancy & Newborn’s Book Club is reading The Honest Toddler: A Child’s Guide to Parenting. Twitter’s youngest superstar, @HonestToddler, finally breaks into the book world, bringing all the sass you’ve come to love to this parental guide. Full … Continue reading

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Book Club: BirthCONTROL: A Husband’s Honest Account of Pregnancy

This month, Pregnancy & Newborn’s Book Club is reading up on one husband’s hilarious recount of becoming dad. BirthCONTROL, by James Vavasour, is a man’s guide to the joys, anxieties and downright absurdities of pregnancy, but you don’t have to … Continue reading

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Books before bed

Tonight, at bedtime, I read Isaac a book. I’ve “read” him books before, but this time, I really, actually read it. This time, he sat and looked at the pages instead of trying to rip them from my hands. Granted, … Continue reading

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Every child. Every parent. Every day.

Last month was Read Aloud Month but it’s never too late to pick up a good habit. By reading to your child for 15 minutes every day, you encourage more than love of the written word, you can boost your … Continue reading

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Edited for content

I’ve never been a huge reader, but having kids has rekindled my love of the printed word, albeit, yes, the kind with pictures. And with dozens of library armfuls, a dazzling mastery of lifty-flap books, and approximately three-quarters of the … Continue reading

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Meet the authors of Let’s Panic About Babies! (And win a copy of the book!)

What happens when two smart, funny writers decide to pen a guide to pregnancy and babies? You get a book with a laser-eyed infant on the cover, that’s what. You also get a gut-busting, side-splitting read about the perils (and … Continue reading

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