October’s history based or bygone era book suggestions. Ages 3-7 100 Best-Loved Nursery Rhymes by Belinda Gallagher Big Pumpkin by Erica Silverman (Halloween twist on old folk tale.) The Man Who Kept House by Michael & Kathleen Hague Ages 7-9 Grimm’s Fairy Tales by The Brothers Grimm Hans Christian Andersen Fairy Tales by Hans […]
Nursery rhymes and fairy tales have both been around for centuries, and can therefore legitimately be considered ‘historical’, but unless teenagers or middle graders want to do it for laughs, this is for the eight and under set. COSTUMES For costume ideas, visit: http://www.grandmasnurseryrhymes.com/homemadenurseryrhymecostumes.html DECORATIONS & OTHER PARTY ITEMS If your local shops don’t carry […]
Used book stores have a charm all their own, and, like print books, are becoming popular again. https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/in-the-age-of-amazon-used-bookstores-are-making-an-unlikely-comeback/2015/12/26/06b20e48-abea-11e5-bff5-905b92f5f94b_story.html?hpid=hp_local-news_usedbooks-925pm%3Ahomepage%2Fstory
Question: What does D.E.A.R. mean? Answer: Drop Everything And Read. Ever since author Beverly Cleary wrote about D.E.A.R. in her book Ramona Quimby, Age 8 back in 1981, D.E.A.R. programmes have been held across America during the month of April to encourage the ‘Reading Habit’ in young and old. Such programmes run in other countries, too, but […]
Question: Where in Scotland is Scotland Yard? Answer: It isn’t. It’s in London, England. The first public appearance of the re-organized police force was on September 29th, 1829.