Monthly Archives: February 2015


Question: Did the clichéd old story opening, “It was a dark and stormy night”, ever actually appear in a book? Answer: Yes. The 1830 novel Paul Clifford by the Victorian aristocrat, Baron Edward Bulwer-Lytton. Though now mostly forgotten, Lord Lytton wrote prolifically and was, in his day, almost as widely read as Charles Dickens. Like […]



Today is the day people can support their local SPCA and Humane Societies by purchasing cupcakes. There are two theories as to how cupcakes came to be called cupcakes. One is that, back when people first started measuring out baking ingredients instead of weighing them, the original ingredients for these little cakes were a cup […]


Kids who like doing puzzles might like history too if they get to put together a picture of it. From a 12-piece dinosaur puzzle or 30-piece pirate ship puzzle to a 500-piece medieval castle or 1,000-piece Viking village, historic jigsaw puzzle recreations can be found in most quality toy shops. And the time spent making […]



Question: True Or False: Snowshoes were first used by Native Americans and New World settlers back in Pioneer Days. Answer: False. Snowshoes have been around a LOT longer than that. Primitive snowshoes made of flat leather or blocks of wood were in use in Central Asia between 4000 and 6000 BCE. Native Americans did perfect […]


Here are some historic and/or February-born author book suggestions. Ages 3-7 The Perfect Pancake by Virgiina Kahl (Medieval) The Princess Knight by Cornelia Funke (Medieval) A Single Pebble by Bonnie Christensen (9th Century China) Ages 7-9 A Boy Called Dickens by Deborah Hopkinson (Victorian Era) Canadian Flyer Adventures # 7: Hurry, Freedom! by Frieda Wishinsky […]

Historical Debate Society for Girls and Boys

The Historical Debate Society for girls and boys is a society where kids can put their ideas about the latest historical debate and put their own debate. Join in!

Quotes 4 Folks

Quotes 4 Folks

The Picture Book Review

Reviews of Children's Board Books, Picture Books, Activity Books, and Graphic Novels

Cafe Book Bean

Talk Books. Drink Coffee.

Raw Streets

by MaxGor

Magna Bloga- A History Blog

Sharing my passion for history

Your Well Wisher Program

Attempt to solve commonly known problems…

Indie Hero

Brian Marggraf, Author of Dream Brother: A Novel, Independent publishing advocate, New York City dweller

O' Canada

Reflections on Canadian Culture From Below the Border

Juju Films

Cutting edge Multimedia Programming


Share something you learned everyday!

Simple Pleasures

Visual Poetry, Photography and Quotes

Project Light to Life

A bucket list blog: exploring happiness, growth, and the world.

Jumbled Writer – Charlie Dims

Putting kids and history together

TheCoevas official blog

Putting kids and history together

Eric Price

Fantasy, Science Fiction, and Whatever Else Comes to Mind.

John B. Rosenman, SF/F/Horror Writer

Putting kids and history together

this is... The Neighborhood

the Story within the Story

Top 10 of Anything and Everything - The Fun Top Ten Blog

Animals, Gift Ideas, Travel, Books, Recycling Ideas and Many, Many More


Just another site

Andrew Hines

Real Estate Entrepreneur

Book Hub, Inc.

The Total Book Experience

Longevity Letter

Aging can be hacked

Rennert New York TESOL Center | TESOL/TESL/TEFL Certification

Teach English as a Second Language | Tips and Ideas

Montessori and the World

An Adventure into Montessori Studies in Italy

Another Hatchett Job....

Homeschooling, Sewing, and Quilting at the Cabin

Bucca Books

Reading and Experiencing Children's Literature

Fashioning Sociology

Fashioning New and Emerging Media

Duir School's Blog

Port Hope's Newest Child Care Option

Rushing to Read

random reviews from library day


Funny pictures & cartoons to make you smile.

Tails from Paris

Comics Blog with real bites of love and delightful rascals inside ...

Katie L. Carroll

Author of Books for Teens and Kids

Natter and Review

This site is about books, both the reading and the writing.

Time Travelling With Kids

Putting kids and history together

The Daily Post

The Art and Craft of Blogging

The Blog

The latest news on and the WordPress community.