REMAKEABLES VIDEO – TRASH INTO ART CORK TOPPERS

Hey! This is one of many videos we produced for a recent series on Repurposing trash into art! Check it out!






Page Turner’s new Steampunk Trike!






WORRY DOLLS take your troubles away!

The Story  According to legend, if you tell your troubles to a Guatemalan worry doll then place it under your pillow, your worries will be gone by morning. These small, colorful dolls date back to Mayan traditions. They’re typically about one inch tall, made from a small piece of wood and dressed in scraps of clothing and yarn. More than […]






INTERVIEW with BRUCE HALE

I love to laugh! Heck, I married a clown. Well, former clown. As Kenny is fond of saying, he ran away from the circus and joined a home! Anyway, so much of what we do is about making kids laugh. It seems simple, but lately I’m realizing how true that really is. I’ve been reading […]






MIAMI BOOK FAIR Tom Lichtenheld

Here’s another author we interviewed at the Miami Book Fair International. Tom Lichtenheld is ONE FUNNY GUY! And his presentation onstage just absolutely killed too. I’m thinking he could go on tour with us! Love his energy! Check out the video interview.  






Miami Book Fair – Rose Lewis Interview

We met NY Times Bestselling author Rose Lewis at the Miami Book Fair and cornered her for a quick interview. Check it out!






LIVE from the MIAMI BOOKFAIR!

We’re emceeing the MainStage of the Children’s Alley the entire weekend at the Miami Bookfair International! We’re shooting a lot of video. Here’s the intro. More to come soon. Gotta get back there and meet Jeff Kinney today! (Diary of a Wimpy Kid!) We’re in book/author/performing/video heaven!






CELEBRATE TEACHERS! (and an altered book craft)

If You Can Read This blog, Thank a Teacher! Okay, it might be a slightly cheesy bumper sticker quote, but that doesn’t make it any less true. I’m in awe of what teachers do every single day. If you’re a teacher, stand-up and give yourself a pat on the back. Go ahead, I’ll wait! If […]






Upside Down Fruit Bat Craft

  This is a great craft for Halloween! You can also make it a Creative Literacy Activity and do it along with the book Bats at the Library by Brian Lies. This project originally came from the book Crafts for Kids Who Are Wild About Rainforests by Kathy Ross.    Materials Old adult-size brown sock Light brown craft foam or […]






Pirate WEEK continues!

Since I’m a glutton for punishment and abject humiliation, I decided to show you another one of these videos from when I was 10 (okay, maybe 20, but I LOOKED like I was 10!) Though I kinda had no idea what I was doing at the time, looking back on it now, I can see […]






We’re making it Pirate WEEK!

Ahoy! Kenny here. Okay, so, after Riley posted about the pirate map yesterday, I found a treasure trove of OOOOOOOOLLLLDD videos when I was a Kid’s Club host in Madison, Wisconsin and I did a few spots about The Mutiny on the Bounty. (BTW, that was actually my parrot! His name was Freddy.) This was my […]