Monthly Archives: January 2016


Although I haven’t been to it, this place seems interesting. And it’s summer there, so the weather should be nice.


Even if you haven’t managed to turn your kids onto history-related books yet, Family Literacy Week is a great time to introduce them to family history, as in the books you liked a child. Among my favourites were: 3-7 range: Smoke & Fluff, by A.J. MacGregor, The Teddy Bear’s Party, by Enid Blyton, The Saggy Baggy […]


Sometimes the things people say get repeated often enough to become famous. When Japanese forces compelled U.S. General Douglas MacArthur to flee the Philippines in March, 1942, MacArthur uttered the phrase, “I shall return”. And on October 20th, 1944, he did. Troops under his command landed on, and liberated, Leyte in the Philippine islands. Except […]


Today is Robbie Burns Day, a time to think of all things Scottish. Like bagpipes. Even though they didn’t actually originate in Scotland, they’re definitely associated with it. Bagpipes were supposedly even played in ancient Egypt, and I certainly heard them in modern Egypt. (Well, relatively modern. I was there in 1979.) Descending some stairs […]


The Russian Revolution of 1917 wasn’t the Russian peasantry’s first attempt to get out from under the heel of the ruling class. An earlier revolution took place in 1905. On January 22nd of that year, a priest, Georgy Gapon, led a group of demonstrators on a march to the winter palace in St. Petersburg with […]


Kids can often be attracted to history by stories about kids from history. But not always. Once, when doing an interactive history unit on Ancient Rome with a large group of kids aged six to twelve, I got the bright idea of having one of the local priests come in to talk about Christian persecution […]


History-wise, it oft appears as though nothing officially existed until Europeans discovered it. The Hawaiian Islands were ‘discovered’ by Captain James Cook on January 18th, 1778,

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

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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

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TheCoevas official blog

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Eric Price

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

John B. Rosenman, SF/F/Horror Writer

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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


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An Adventure into Montessori Studies in Italy

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Reading and Experiencing Children's Literature

Fashioning Sociology

Fashioning New and Emerging Media

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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

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

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