Here are some things we’ve been reading around the web this week. We hope you like them too.


The turkey countdown has started! Here are 8 fun and easy Thanksgiving crafts for kids beyond tracing a hand to look like a turkey.

Get the kids outside with these 6 adorable pinecone crafts, like the DIY ombre pinecones from Whimzeecal shown above. Love!

A little help for surviving Thanksgiving for those of you dreading it this year.


Thoughtful list of articles and posts about taking action and taking care of your feelings if you’re struggling post-election.

SO many Thanksgiving recipes and cooking help all right in one place. Because, eating feelings.

Going viral: The grandma who invited the wrong kid to Thanksgiving dinner. (Also, proof that grandmas are tech-savvy, yo!)

Also going viral: The grandma who had a little trouble with the baby at bedtime.

Fantastic new personal journaling app for kids.

Terrific tips for talking to kids about bullies (and not being one themselves).

How to teach kids to spot fake news and be media savvy.

Ready for some winter break reading? Check out the Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers picks for spring 2017. (With special shout-out to our talented friend and cool dad, John Freeman Gill, for The Gargoyle Hunters which is getting raves.)

Why this year’s 2016 National Book Awards winners and finalists deserve extra attention.

Of note: March: Book Three by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell, the National Book Award Winner for Young People’s Literature.

March: Book Three by John Lewis | National Book Award Winner for Young People's Literature

President Obama’s poet Elizabeth Alexander on the power of poetry in moments of powerlessness.

13 wonderful books for children to spark conversations about empathy.

Watch: 9 year old hero saves his baby brother from a fall. Happy ending!

Household objects that double as educational toys. Because, free.

Another Hamilton Mixtape drops on Spotify. Whoo!

Nice free download from folk singer Greg Tannen: You Get What You Pay For. (Really like this!)

Check out the Ashley Graham Barbie, which actually has curves in the right (and real) places.

10 fantastic, free educational resources to help raise more curious kids.

Congrats to Chicago’s Spectrum Toys, one of the first toy stores just for children on the autism spectrum.

Hooray, Samantha Bee gets renewed! (As if we had any doubt.)

Another big hooray! One more feature film coming from Hayao Miyazaki. (We love everything he does.)

The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards. It’s a thing, and it’s fantastic.

Free form custom scented candles from Talbot & Yoon

Your moment of shopping zen: Kind of obsessed with these free-form custom scented candles from Talbot & Yoon on Design Milk’s eclectic handmade holiday gift suggestions.

But wait…before you buy anything online, download these 4 free browser extensions that save you money.



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