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Miranda Rosbach

Miranda Rosbach

Miranda Rosbach is a librarian turned children’s book reviewer and freelance writer. In her spare time she likes scouting new restaurants and colorful murals. Her favorite books to read are memoirs and compelling nonfiction. She lives in St. Louis with her husband and two daughters. Follow her over on Instagram @bookbloom.

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10 Books to Help Kids and Grown-Ups Navigate the Pandemic

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Colder days and long nights make the perfect combination for more time spent indoors. Time perhaps best filled with a stack of good books. These 10 books are sure to hit the spot — with a cup of hot chocolate, of course.
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Friends are the soul’s great salve. They cross cultures and generations and — if we’re lucky — change our lives for the better. Explore the meaning of friendship with these books ideal for babies through 8-year-olds.
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Beyond Christmas: A December Holiday Book List for Little Ones

The winter holiday season is a great time to learn about other holidays and cultural traditions besides our own. These children’s books are a great place to start.
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Rather than focusing on our taste buds, this Thanksgiving, let’s expand our palette and savor the stories of our shared humanity as we fill kids’ knowledge gaps about the holiday and show them that diversity is something to celebrate all year.
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8 Fun Kids Halloween Alternatives to Trick-or-Treating This Year

With Halloween around the corner and trick-or-treating discouraged this year, here are eight ideas, from candy mandalas to scavenger hunts and spooky stories, to help make this Oct. 31 festive for your little ones.
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8 Audiobooks and Podcasts to “Read Aloud” for Kids

Here is an incomplete list of the best audiobooks and podcasts for most children ages 3-8 years old.
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