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Children’s Book Authors Who Are Also Hoosiers

If you haven’t heard, many celebrity parents have worked hard in the literary department over the last year, inspiring kids with a variety of new books.   Actress Natalie Portman's book, Natalie Portman’s Fables, is a trip back in time with...

IndyPL Announces “1,000 Books Before Kindergarten” Initiative

Parents and caregivers can ensure their young children enter school ready to read by participating in The Indianapolis Public Library’s newly-launched “1,000 Books Before Kindergarten” program. The initiative is based on substantial research indicating that the more children are read...

Footnotes: Thoughts from the margins of a mom’s life

As an avid lifelong reader, I’ve been eager to pass down my favorite books to my children. My son, who will turn six in a few months, has been enthusiastically listening to me read Charlotte’s Web, Beezus and Ramona and even Harriet the Spy. We read our nightly chapter...

Here a book, there a book, everywhere a book book

There are easily 100 free activities to do in or near downtown Indianapolis but I want to highlight 9 of my favorite spots. The Public Collection is a series of 9 micro-libraries scattered around the city that blend art and...

Hidden gem: Kids Ink Bookstore in Butler-Tarkington

The first time I found myself in the Butler-Tarkington neighborhood of Indy, I felt like I was in what could possibly be considered a mini-foodie heaven. At the 56th & Illinois Street intersection you can look in any direction and find...

10 Best Children’s Books Of 2015

Parents magazine revealed its picks for the 10 Best Children's Books of 2015. The magazine sought input from children and librarians across the country to select their favorite reads from the collection of books released this year. The full list of...

A Crazy, Magazine Cover-Worthy Idea?

Tonight’s 10 p.m. wish: That jobs that are “compatible with life” will someday become the new normal. Here in the U.S of A. Is that too pie-in-the-sky crazy? I really don’t think so. Not tonight. I think it’s crazy that my...

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