November 4, 2019

Not to alarm any of you, but there are only 50 days until Christmas! So that means there are only: – 24 days until Thanksgiving – 25 days until Black Friday – 58 days until New Years! We have been using these cool Countdown Clocks for Christmas for years. Every Christmas morning it goes off … Continue reading "Holiday Countdown!"


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November 1, 2019

The following post will be a blog archive copy of the Build Your Library’s November 2019 Monthly Newsletter. If you missed the email, you can subscribe to our mailing list here. [Scheduled to be sent 11/01/19 9:30 AM EST] Hey everybody, it’s Emily from Build Your Library! If you are just going to skim the … Continue reading "November 2019 Monthly Newsletter"


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October 31, 2019

We were sad to discontinue the Family Reading Crates this past May after 17 offerings. Since then, we have been trying to figure out the best way to rework this offering into a better product. We had many families perfectly happy with the existing crate setup. But then many others offered various suggestions such as … Continue reading "Family Reading Crate Replacement Coming Soon"


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October 22, 2019

September didn’t really feel like fall – at least where I live, it was still pretty hot and summery. But now that we are deep into October the weather is just as crisp and cold as I personally enjoy. There is nothing more calm and magical than watching the leaves change color and curling up … Continue reading "Fall 2019 Book Releases You and Your Children Should Look Out For!"


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October 9, 2019

If you encounter a writer in the wild during the month of November, please approach with caution. They are probably participating in NaNoWriMo (at least they should be) and may attack if provoked.  National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo or nano for short) is a yearly write-a-thon that challenges aspiring writers from all over the world … Continue reading "Is it time for NaNoWriMo again?"


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October 8, 2019

“Read Aloud Book Club” subscription pack coming January 2020 See also: Family Reading Crate Replacement Coming Soon (FAQ) What is the Read Aloud Book Club? I love the idea of literary subscription boxes. We tried offering Family Reading Crates for awhile, but they may have overwhelmed families with too many books. If you have followed … Continue reading "“Read Aloud Book Club” Pack"


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October 1, 2019

The following post will be a blog archive copy of the Build Your Library’s October 2019 Monthly Newsletter. If you missed the email, you can subscribe to our mailing list here. [Scheduled to be sent 10/01/19 9:30 AM EST] Hey everybody, it’s Emily from Build Your Library! If you are just going to skim the … Continue reading "October 2019 Monthly Newsletter"


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September 23, 2019

The leaves are changing, the air is getting crisp and cool, and the school year is new and fresh. It’s the season of apples and pumpkins and football. Autumn is one of my favorite times of the year so I have quite the collection of fall themed picture books that I love to share with … Continue reading "Favorite Fall Reads"


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September 3, 2019

The following post will be a blog archive copy of the Build Your Library’s September 2019 Monthly Newsletter. If you missed the email, you can subscribe to our mailing list here. [Scheduled to be sent 09/03/19 9:30 AM EST] Hey everybody, it’s Emily from Build Your Library! If you are just going to skim the … Continue reading "September 2019 Monthly Newsletter"


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September 2, 2019

Ah, critiques. Oh how I fear thee… Let’s start off with the basics. What is a critique? “Constructive criticism is the process of offering valid and well-reasoned opinions about the work of others, usually involving both positive and negative comments, in a friendly manner rather than an oppositional one.” To be perfectly honest, few writers … Continue reading "Ah, critiques. Oh how I fear thee…"


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