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Blogs About Kid’s Lesson Plans, Activities and Books​

Pollination Lesson Plan

BY ALMA HAMMOND The Book Behind the Lesson In Book 2 of Catterfly, “Catterfly Grows a Garden,” our kitty with wings who has just sprung from her large, furry, and striped chrysalis in Book 1, “Catterfly is Born,” is super thirsty.  She and her butterfly friend go in search of sweet nectar from brightly colored flowers […]

Spain for Children: A Lesson Plan

by ALMA HAMMOND Our travel to Spain Four years ago, my husband and I had the opportunity to trade homes with a family of four from Malaga, Spain. The father in the family had been invited to become part of a research project at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, MD where we […]

Butterfly Lesson Plan

BY ALMA HAMMOND Can you say Chrysalis [kris-uh-lis]? Did you know butterflies are not “born” from cocoons? When metamorphosis from a caterpillar to a butterfly is complete, butterflies exit a structure they created themselves when they were caterpillars called a chrysalis. Cocoons are spun by caterpillars that will become moths not butterflies! How a chrysalis fits […]

How Your Family Can Stay Active at Home With Your Very Own Martial Arts Studio

BY CHARLENE ROTH We’ve all heard the phrase: “The kids are bouncing off the walls.” While we’re going through the COVID-19 pandemic, you might be feeling like this is what’s happening at your home—maybe even literally! If your kids seem to have energy they don’t know what to do with, what better outlet than a home […]

Three Titles Hand-Picked by Sweetbeet Books

BY ALMA HAMMOND Sweetbeet books has hand-picked three sweet children’s books for holiday gift-giving!  These choice selections will sure to please the child in your life on Christmas morning. 1.  Ben’s Adventures Under the Big Top by Elizabeth Gerlach What I loved about this book:  First-class illustrations, quality publishing, and catchy verse. Can a little boy […]

A Halloween Lesson Plan: Bats

BY ALMA HAMMOND Seeking a great lesson plan for children this Halloween? Look no further than this one which teaches all about bats.  The lesson comes from homeschooler Jana O’Dell and uses the best-selling picture book, “Bo the Bat” from Sweetbeet Books as the reference to teach lessons in Math, Science, and Art.  Get the book […]

Friday Feature: Lindsay DeRollo

BY ALMA HAMMOND Always an avid reader and writer, Lindsay DeRollo planned on writing a book since she was in middle school. She later went on to excel as a student at Onondaga Community College and Syracuse University, specializing in fine arts, creative writing and psychology.  Lindsay studied ballet for a few years as a young […]

Back to School Giveaway

BY ALMA HAMMOND Sweetbeet Books has teamed up with 12 other indie authors in a  Giant Giveaway of 13 Books for Kids, plus Merchandise! Enter today for your change to win.  Drawing is on September 21 so act now! Clilck on the image below to enter: One lucky winner will get all this: Serafina Soars (Travel with […]

Fun Facts about the Owl

BY ALMA HAMMOND A group of Owls is called a parlaiment There are over 200 types of owls Owls can turn their heads up to 270 degrees, that is only 90 degrees from turning their heads all the way around! Most owls eat insects and rodents. Some owls eat fish. Barn owls swallow rodents whole. Not all owls […]

Friday Feature: Tracy Kushwaha

BY ALMA HAMMOND: In her own words: I always knew I wanted to be a writer. It’s hard to explain, really. Growing up, I knew I was different. My mind always wandered to a far away place. For me, writing is like breathing; it’s just what I have to do to live. As a young adult, […]

Halloween Book Giveaway

BY ALMA HAMMOND Guess what everybody?! Its time for another giveaway. This time my fellow authors and I are serving up these Halloween favorites. Click on the link to enter, but do it soon. The contest ends in 4 days: October 4.   Bonus: everyone who enters will win downloadable goodies at the end of the contest. […]

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