Recess Before Lunch

Recess before lunch?

Traditionally, schools schedule students' lunchtime before their midday recess. Recently, some health and wellness experts have questioned whether this order works best for children. We know kids can have difficulties learning when they are hungry, so they need to eat. Recess is just as important ...

How to Dialogue with Students about Hate and Violence

How to Talk with Students about Hate and Violence

Whether students encounter hate and violence first-hand or indirectly, they need guidance in coping with these issues. They may be exposed to such acts on the evening news or may even be victims themselves. From bullying to school shootings, kids are aware of serious problems that are occurring ar...

Customer Spotlight: Summer Reading at Downers Grove Public Library

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We love hearing from customers who are doing amazing, world-changing things. We recently spoke with Sharon Hrycewicz at the Downers Grove Public Library near Chicago about their efforts to encourage children to read over the summer. 


1. Can you please tell us a little bit about your library an...

Adopting an Attitude of Gratitude

Adopting an Attitude of Gratitude

Adopting an Attitude of Gratitude

Long a staple of religious and philosophical study, gratitude has been gaining popularity in recent years. As more psychologists and scientists study the effects of gratitude on emotional and mental health, the results of adopting an attitude of gratitude are bec...

The Great School Supply Scavenger Hunt

Scavenger Hunt

Read the Clues, Find the Answers - Win $250!

Today is National Scavenger Hunt Day! We've got 10 clues that will lead you to different products on our website. Find the official product name for each clue and answer the two bonus questions.

One random lucky person with all of the correct answers ...

Books That Empower Tween Girls

Books that empower tween girls

Books That Empower Tween Girls

As girls move from tweens to teens, they can be filled with many questions that are not always easy to ask. As they are changing, so are their roles in society. Amid all of this change, however, books remain a constant. One of the greatest joys of books is that they...