Join Michelle Obama Every Monday for a Children’s Read-Along!

Join Michelle Obama Every Monday for a Children’s Read-Along!

Today marks the start of ‘Mondays with Michelle,’ a new weekly read-along series for children hosted by none other than Michelle Obama.  Every Monday for the next four weeks, Obama will be reading some of her favorite children’s books in collaboration with PBS Kids and Penguin Random House. Obama says that she hopes to help kids practice their reading, while giving parents a well-deserved and much-needed rest.  The series schedule is as follows: April 20, 12p.m. (ET): The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler April 27, 12p.m. (ET): There’s a Dragon in Your Book by Tom Fletcher and Greg …

‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ Turns 50

‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ Turns 50

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Once upon a time there was a very hungry caterpillar, and statistically speaking you know the rest considering the book is bought by someone in the world nearly every fifty seconds. What you may not know is that Eric Carle’s classic was published on June 3rd, 1969, which makes this beautiful story that not only makes you smile and laugh but also makes you very hungry an astonishing fifty-years old. The book is older than Jeremy ‘Hawkeye’ Renner, Leonardo Dicaprio, Christian Bale, and Captain ‘Chris Evans’ America!   Image Via Raptis Rare Books What you also might not know is about Eric Carle’s …