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5 Books British Kids Read (& Why Your Kids Should, Too!)

Having grown up in the USA, I found there was a whole new universe of children’s books in the United Kingdom that I did not know existed. I remember loving such books as Clifford the Big Red Dog, Nancy Drew and Little House on the Prairie. British kids, though, have a different set of books they […]

Watch “He Named Me Malala” with Your Kids

“There is a moment when you have to choose whether to be silent or to stand up.” – Malala Yousafzai Great changes are made when people are willing to speak out about injustices, even at the risk of grave personal danger. Martin Luther King, Jr. had the charisma and vision to propel the Civil Rights Movement […]

All Things Eloise at The Plaza Hotel

For decades, children have enjoyed reading about Eloise and her mischievous adventures living in New York City’s posh Plaza Hotel. The famous Eloise book series is turning 60 this year. To celebrate, The Plaza is hosting an array of family-friendly activities commemorating all things Eloise at The Plaza Hotel. Eloise at the Plaza Shop One of my young daughter’s favorite places […]

Let’s Get Lost Giveaway

In a publishing world where most authors are expected to do all of their own marketing without any help from their publisher, it’s rare for a new, non-celebrity author to get a six-figure marketing campaign and 100,000-copy first printing. Harlequin did just that for the book, Let’s Get Lost. This book must be good. Real good. […]

Travel in the Footsteps of Harry Potter in London

When parents are able to weave a child’s interests into a travel itinerary, the best vacation memories are formed. If traveling to London with a Harry Potter fan, literary travel opportunities abound. Visiting Harry Potter sites can be the thrill of a lifetime for anyone who loves the fictional boy wizard. Here are some fun […]

The Magic of Anne of Green Gables on Prince Edward Island

At only 175 miles from tip to tip, Prince Edward Island (PEI) may be the smallest Canadian province, but what it lacks in size it makes up for in charm. The island boasts a beautiful landscape, exciting outdoor activities, succulent fresh seafood, lively music, and friendly islanders. Despite all of these incredible attributes, tourism in PEI […]

Travel in the Footsteps of the Lord of the Rings in New Zealand

Diehard J.R.R. Tolkein fans, all three of our teenagers knew the three-hour long dialogue from the first Lord of the Rings film by heart. Now they wanted to visit “the real place.”