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Easy Halloween Costumes for the Unique Bookworm

Posted by Caitlin Monday Chloe McAlpin on

Easy Halloween Costumes for the Unique Bookworm
Looking for costume ideas? Here are 5 suggestions for the unique bookworm.

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Places Around Portland to Buy Tolly

Posted by Emily Hagenburger on

Places Around Portland to Buy Tolly

Tolly has a special place in our hearts. Thankfully, retailers around town have also found this artistic and inspiring children’s book to be treasure, and stock it on their shelves. We’d like to give a shoutout to these wonderful Portland shops and bookstores that stock Tolly, among other great books and products. Green Bean Books is a whimsical children’s bookstore in the Alberta Arts District. They have story times in multiple languages, summer camps, and even a deck and a garden! If you and your children haven’t visited this adorable bookshop, put some of their events (such as their monthly “Read to...

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5 Ice Cream Recipes That Will Blow Your Mind

Posted by Stefanie Marks on

5 Ice Cream Recipes That Will Blow Your Mind

It may only be March, but global warming is real and summer is approaching quickly. While some people are huddled by the fire and dreaming of sandals and sun, others are blasting the AC while they pack away their seldom-used winter wardrobes. Either way, summer will be here before we know it, and you are going to need some delicious new ice cream recipes to cool you down! ~ Let's start with something on the fancy side. This recipe is for the more refined palate; say, for a garden party where you feel the need to lift your pinkie into...

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Illustrating Tolly: Behind the Scenes

Posted by Liz Pilcher on

Illustrating Tolly: Behind the Scenes

    Photo Credit: Overcup Books Instagram One of the best parts about children’s books is that they can be enjoyed by all ages. They attract us with their colorful and imaginatively designed covers, draw us in with their adorable stories and enjoyable illustrations, and give us a moral or new insight about the world. And they have to be read in one sitting. With all the ways that a children’s book can be written and illustrated, the possibilities for creative expression are endless. Maryanna Hoggatt, author of Overcup Press’s upcoming title Tolly, used her unique artistic skills to write...

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