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Takoma Park Book Fair

What could be better than a good book, a glass of wine, and great company? Come eat, drink, and be liter-merry with us! The 9th Annual Takoma Park Book Fair is this coming Saturday, December 9th, from 2-5:00pm at the Takoma...
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Book Giveaway: Notes from the Playground

Book Giveaway: Notes from the Playground As a special thank you to our subscribers to our blog, each month we will give away autographed books by a wide range of authors and poets. Winners are picked randomly at the end...
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#GivingThanks on #GivingTuesday

Acts of kindness give me hope. They tell me that we are more than we have been made out to be!  There are so many people and organizations stepping up to do good and important work these days – I encourage...
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A Story for Thanksgiving, the playground and beyond

These days, emotions can run high.  We often hear how Thanksgiving dinners have become difficult spaces of tension and conflict. Many columns give advice on how to keep to “safe” topics, others offer tips on anger management, or even about...
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Back at it and looking forward

The editor’s life, or at least mine, is episodic. Projects come and go, and when they’re on, they’re really on. I relish the deep dives into these editing projects, immersing myself in someone else’s ideas and writing, finding their voice...
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The Day That Science Won

The Day That Science Won — Mike Mangiaracina The first day of school is usually a day of small moments. Teachers work hard to manage each transition, knowing that an overabundance of control now will pay dividends for the rest...
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Back to School

Wilbur Wright was once asked what his favorite moment was in the invention of the airplane. He responded that his favorite part was not the flying, but lying in bed before they had succeeded, imagining what it would be like...
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#NationalTeachersDay, week, month, year…

Today is #NationalTeachersDay. Be sure to thank a teacher today! But let’s also remember how much they do each and every day – and give  them our thanks and support throughout the year. That’s why we created the Thank You,...
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The Peace Tree from Hiroshima: The Little Bonsai with a Big Story

May 13th Book Giveaway: In honor of World Bonsai Day (May 13th), we will be giving away an autographed copy of The Peace Tree from Hiroshima: The Little Bonsai with a Big Story written by Sandra Moore and illustrated by Kazumi Wilds....
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