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Book Party in the Park 2017

FREE Books and Family Fun

Join Best Beginnings for an event that celebrates the importance of literacy and language! We invite you to thread’s 11th Annual Book Party in the Park on August 10th from 4-7 pm. Children of all ages will have access to FREE books, live music, snacks, crafts, multilingual story-time, and other activities. For more details, click here.


Good News & Bad

There’s good news and bad news. The good news is that the Legislature has passed an operating budget that includes funding for early childhood — $320,000 for Best Beginnings, $500,000 for Parents as Teachers, and $2 million for PreK grants. A big Thank You! to all those concerned Alaskans who met with, called, and emailed legislators, encouraging them to provide these resources. And the bad news….Read More

Old and New Favorite Picture Books

See how engaged this little boy is in one of Mo Willems’ books? He’s on his way to becoming a good reader! I love children’s books, too, especially picture books.
Some favorites of my crowd of 6-and-under grandchildren these days are books that delight and engage adult readers as well:
Any of the Elephant and Piggie books by Mo Willems, but especially I Really Like Slop Read More