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THE MONSTER BOOK OF ZOMBIES

10/30/2020,

Looking for creative ideas for this strange and creepy Halloween amidst a pandemic? “The Monster Book of Zombies, Spooks, and Ghouls” is what you are looking for. This spooky and brilliant drawing book offers children (ages 7+) a wide variety of creative activities: filling a haunted house with ghastly creatures, making scary signs for their […]

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2 BOOKS TO INSPIRE CHILDREN TO LOVE NATURE

10/21/2020,

2 years ago, I had the privilege of interviewing one of my favorite authors – María Isabel Sánchez Vegara-. My admiration for her works has kept growing since then, and it has been a great joy to see that her “Little People, BIG LIVES” book collection keeps adding new titles every week. Today I would […]

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Education, Inspiration

KINDERGUIDES: INSPIRING A LOVE FOR CLASSIC LITERATURE

08/11/2020,

If you believe that classics are timeless, you are going to love KinderGuides, a series of illustrated children’s books that introduce iconic works of classic literature to young readers.  KinderGuides familiarises children with classic stories from Julius Verne’s Around the World in Eighty Days, to Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, or Homer’s The Odyssey. KinderGuides is […]

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THE WORLD OF WHALES

05/25/2020,

“A world without dolphins and whales isn’t much of a world at all” – Ric O’Barry Written by Darcy Dobell and illustrated by Becky Thorns, “The World of Whales” is one of the most beautiful picture books ever printed. Published by Little Gestalten, the book is the perfect introduction to get children (ages 5+) to […]

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Education, Inspiration

THE HAPPYSELF KIDS’ DAILY JOURNAL

03/26/2020,

“Happiness doesn’t result from what we get, but from what we give”- Ben Carson How are you, my friends? I hope this post finds you and your family well.  I imagine you are also coping with the worries of coronavirus.  Today, with the help of Francesca – founder of The Happy Self– we will focus […]

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ART & KIDS: YVES KLEIN

03/01/2020,

Yves Klein was one of France’s most inventive artists and famously known for creating a special blue named International Klein Blue (IKB). Today I would like to recommend you the book “Yves Klein: Painted Everything Blue and Wasn’t Sorry”, an inspiring story about this French artist who made art in surprising ways. What makes this […]

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4 BOOKS FOR CURIOUS KIDS

02/07/2020,

“Curiosity in children is but an appetite for knowledge”– John Locke. Curiosity sparks learning. “Several neurological studies have shown that curiosity makes our brains more receptive for learning, and that as we learn, we enjoy the sensation of learning“. A great way to boost your kids’ curiosity is with books, and these four children’s picture […]

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Inspiration, Travel

TOUR OF EDINBURGH FOR HARRY POTTER FANS

06/26/2019,

“We’ve all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That’s who we really are” – Harry Potter and The Order of the Phoenix. Ready for some magic? Prepare to enter a secret world... JK Rowling wrote her first book of Harry Potter in Edinburgh. Today […]

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Big World, Inspiration

THE TOKYOITER: JAPANESE ILLUSTRATORS CELEBRATE TOKYO

06/06/2019,

“The Tokyoiter” is a project that “celebrates the passion for Tokyo and its inhabitants’ story“, and it is also a tribute to “The New Yorker” and “The Parisianer” traditional cover art. Made by Japanese illustrators, and also foreign artists that are living in Tokyo, each cover is a reflection of Tokyo as a diverse city […]

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BOOKS AND MUSIC FOR A FAMILY CHRISTMAS

11/27/2018,

“I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year“- Charles Dickens. Pulling out our collection of Christmas books is definitely one of our first and fun holiday traditions. I am pleased to share some of our favorite children’s Christmas books that we read before bed every night in December, […]

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THE CREATIVE WORLD OF AUTHOR NASTASIA RUGANI

09/26/2018,

Once in a while, you read such an interesting book that you immediately would like to meet the author. This happened to my 7-year-old son this summer. He was fascinated with “El pequeño cuidador de insectos” by Nastasia Rugani, and he suggested  I should contact her. Today we travel to France and meet Nastasia. I […]

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THE MYSTERY OF THE GOLDEN WONDERFLOWER BY BENJAMIN FLOUW

07/22/2018,

Today we propose you a very special trip to Marseille, where we will speak with French author and illustrator Benjamin Flouw about his book “The Mystery of the Golden Wonderflower”, recently published by Little Gestalten.   “The Mystery of the Golden Wonderflower” is a charming story that celebrates so many great things: nature, friendship, beauty, […]

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INSPIRING KIDS TO LOVE THE OCEAN

06/25/2018,

We live on a fragile planet. We must transform how we live to guarantee a sustainable future for the next generations. Two years ago, I shared this video “Nature is speaking,” and two years after I still feel that we are not listening. Sometimes I wonder if we will ever listen to all the awakening […]

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HOME DECORATION: LITTLE BIG ROOMS

06/15/2018,

“The most beautiful thing about living with children is that we are allowed to become children again ourselves”– Melissa Antonius and Lena Schimmelbusch.   Litte Big Rooms (New Nurseries and Rooms to Play in) offers endless inspiration to families that are interested in home decoration and kid-friendly interiors. This comprehensive book -written by the talented […]

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PICASSO 1932 AT THE TATE MODERN (LONDON)

06/06/2018,

“Essentially there is only love. Whatever it may be”- Pablo Picasso     Picasso 1932 is the first ever solo Picasso exhibition held at the Tate Modern (organized in collaboration with Musée National Picasso- Paris) and is considered one of Tate Modern’s most significant shows ever.     The exhibition includes some of the artists’ […]

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Inspiration, Travel

MENINAS MADRID GALLERY

05/07/2018,

Meninas Madrid Gallery is a public art exhibit, conceived by artist Antonio Azzato, that will be featured in Madrid until the end of June.   “Las Meninas” is considered one of the most famous and largest paintings by the outstanding Baroque Spanish painter Diego Velázquez.  This oil painting from 1656 hangs in the Prado Museum.   […]

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TALES FOR TINY TRAVELLERS

03/16/2018,

“A book is a magical thing that lets you travel to far-away places without leaving your chair”- Katrina Mayer.   Tales for Tiny Travellers is a series of picture books designed to introduce young children to new countries and history via their best-loved national heroes. Written and published by Liz Tay (and illustrated by Rubén […]

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BRITISH DESIGN: HONEY & TOAST

02/27/2018,

It is always a great joy to discover new brands founded by mothers who have a big passion for quality, small details, and good design. Today we travel to London to meet Emma White, founder, and designer of Honey & Toast, the award-winning company of leather bags & accessories for children (and grown-ups too).   […]

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Inspiration, Travel

3 BOOKS FOR CHILDREN ABOUT LONDON

02/15/2018,

Are you traveling to London with your family soon? Would you like to introduce your children to this amazing city? Some time ago we recommended the London Lonely Planet Guide for children and today I am pleased to share with you 3 more books for children about London. I hope that you might find them […]

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COOKING & KIDS: LE PETIT CHEF

02/04/2018,

Cooking with children is something I have always enjoyed and found really natural. I feel children love the process of preparing, cooking and eating the finished dish. Cooking is also a great activity for the whole family in which science and math are involved: kids learn to measure, divide, add, learn about temperature, read a […]

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INTERVIEW WITH AUTHOR MARÍA ISABEL SÁNCHEZ VERGARA

01/25/2018,

María Isabel Sánchez Vergara is one of my kid’s favorite authors. I have reviewed previously her great book “El Cuadro” and her titles dedicated to Frida Kahlo, Marie Curie, and Amelia Earhart. It was such a great pleasure to interview María Isabel Sánchez Vergara. You are going to love her answers about writing, living in […]

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Education, Inspiration

MAISTORY BOOK: INSPIRING IN CHILDREN A LOVE FOR BOOKS

12/17/2017,

“Children are made readers on the laps of their parents” –  Emilie Buchwald. Do you want your child to love to read? Are you looking for resources to inspire your children a love for books?  Look no further! Today we interview Maya, founder of MaiStoryBook. Maya is an artist and elementary teacher-to-be-in training who is […]

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THE STORY SHOP: A WHIMSICAL CHILDREN’S BOOKSTORE

11/13/2017,

“So often, a visit to a bookshop has cheered me, and reminded me that there are good things in the world”- Vicent Van Gogh. World Kids is a place about magic, treasured books, education, art, nature, dreams … but above all, the believe that there are still many good things in the world, like whimsical […]

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CIRQUE DU SOLEIL: LA NOUBA

10/16/2017,

“Inside every adult, there’s still a child that lingers. We’re happiness merchants – giving people the opportunity to dream like children.” – Guy Laliberte (founder of Cirque du Soleil)   As part of our Florida trip, we decided to attend a performance of La Nouba (resident show at Disney World Resort in Orlando) by Cirque […]

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LAURA WOOD ILLUSTRATION

07/03/2017,

Some people are lucky to dedicate their life to their childhood passion. This is the case of Laura Wood, a talented illustrator that spends her days creating visual worlds and enjoys every minute of it.   Laura, who currently lives in Bristol, has illustrated many children’s books like Cook me a story, Mapping my day, […]

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3 TRAVEL BOOKS FOR CHILDREN

06/27/2017,

Would you like to cultivate a passion for travel in your children? I feel that traveling is a great kind of education, teaching children about new cultures, languages,  life, people and how things are completely different in other countries. But, we all have a limited budget and we cannot travel as much as we would […]

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NATURE & KIDS: FORESTS

05/14/2017,

“The clearest way into the universe is through a forest wilderness”- John Muir Have you heard about the Japanese practice of “forest bathing”? (This is such an interesting article about it). It’s basically just being in the presence of trees! This “ practice is proven to lower heart rate and blood pressure, reduce stress hormone […]

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A SEA VOYAGE

01/13/2017,

This is a small homage to my father, who is also an extraordinary grandfather. He has created a deep, loving relationship with my sons, providing them with joyful memories and valuable life lessons. As a former navel architect, he enjoys sharing with them one of his main interests: vessels. I know he is planning a […]

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KID & COE: AMAZING KIDS’ ROOMS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD

01/04/2017,

One year ago (I know, time flies!) I wrote about Kid & Coe and  some of their amazing residences for families.   Today, I am pleased to share with you another selection with 11 inspiring and beautifully decorated kids’ rooms from Kid& Coe’s properties in Amsterdam, Crete, Paris, Manhattan, Cornwall, San Francisco, The Hamptons, Santa […]

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