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Local Literati: Interview with Hallee Adelman
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Local Literati: Interview with Hallee Adelman

I learned about author Hallee Adelman’s first book from my son’s preschool director (Hi Debbie!) when she asked me if I could pick up a copy for her at Children’s Book World. Her story, My Quiet Ship, is heartbreaking and empowering for kiddos in a difficult situation.  After grabbing the book and taking a look at…

Local Literati: Interview with Heather Hebert
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Local Literati: Interview with Heather Hebert

As book lovers, Kirsten and I love to showcase local authors and booksellers. I knew I wanted to do an interview with Heather Hebert, owner of Children’s Book World in Haverford, PA. If you have never been to Children’s Book World, you are missing out. The store has every children’s book you can imagine and…

First Books for Baby and Helpful First-Year​ Reading Tips for 2023
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First Books for Baby and Helpful First-Year​ Reading Tips for 2023

This is the first post in our series about reading and language development. In this post, first books for baby, we will not only give you some great ideas for how to read to your baby but we will also give you some of our favorite books to get you started. We have other posts…

The Importance of Reading and 7 Helpful Reading Readiness Tips
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The Importance of Reading and 7 Helpful Reading Readiness Tips

Many of you may not know this but, in addition to running Beyond the Bookends, I am also a trained, licensed Speech-Language Pathologist with teaching certification who has been working with children for 15 of my 20 years in the field.  I see firsthand the power and importance of reading. I am in a unique…

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Keeping Kids Connected + 11 Picture Books About Friendship

Since April was supposed to be friendship month around here because of the reading challenge prompt, we had planned to share a list of picture books about friendship. Since we are now living in a time where friendships look a little different for kids, we thought we would enhance the post with some ideas on…

Fantastic Female Philly Writers and Their 5-Star Reads

Can we get a standing ovation for the female Philly writers that are turning out exceptional work? Liz Moore, Kiley Reid, and Claire Lombardo are leading the charge to put Philadelphia’s writing scene on the map. While all three authors cover widely different topics (racism, dysfunctional families, and the rampant opioid crisis) their books are…