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Read Your Child All the World’s Potential

Sometimes, the world is a worrisome place. It can seem that all that is good in the world is outweighed by a threatening thunderstorm of bad, making me wonder what my child would learn from it all. Then, I remember how, at a convention in the recent past, my tiny Jedi used her lightsaber to help a similarly aged friend find the courage to walk past a rather intimidating Dalek. In other words, let me paraphrase the advice given by...

Reliving the Magic: The Joy of Reading Harry Potter to My Daughter

I’ll confess: we’re a Santa household. There’s a special time in life when magic is more possible than at other ages, and since our daughter is right in that period, my husband and I are perfectly happy to help the magic exist. That is why, speaking of magic, “Santa” brought her the illustrated version of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone last year. Confession number two: I was the one who slipped the book into Santa’s sack. One of...

Celebrate National Beer Lovers Day with These Literary Beer Pairings

September 7 is National Beer Lovers Day! Minnesota is a great place for brewing and drinking, and to celebrate, we’re combining beer with something else this state is known for: books. Here are four pairings for your reading and imbibing pleasure! 1. Harry Potter New Belgium Pumpkick This pairing can work with any of the first four books in the Harry Potter series. (After that, a darker beer would work better, in my opinion—maybe something with some toasty notes...

Star Wars Reads Day 2015: The Force is with Books October 10th!

The fourth annual Star Wars Reads Day is soon upon us, and this global celebration in support of the joy of reading and literacy is sure to have something for everyone! There are a number of events around the Twin Cities area and throughout Minnesota, and we’ve done our best to round them up. Events and times may be subject to change, so check with event venues for the most current information. Barnes & Noble Lego Build Events When:...

Geekbaby’s Bookshelf: MORE Great Geeky Books for Your Little Geek

I am of the opinion that there’s no such thing as a bad book to have on your Little Geek’s bookshelf (unless it’s that book that you’ve read over and over and OVER again because someone about their size and about their height can’t get enough, and you’re too much of a sucker to say no). My Geekbaby is too little to put in specific requests yet, but my mother likes to remind me that when I was that...

Geekbaby’s Bookshelf: Great Geeky Books for Your Little Geek

My husband and I have been collecting books for our Geekbaby since long before we started spawning. Every time we travelled, we picked up books. If I ran across something striking and unusual at the Half Price Books annual clearance sale at the Fairgrounds, I picked it up. We had books from childhood that we made sure to bring to our house. We even built him a special bookshelf as the one Big Project that we got done pre-spawn...
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