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In the The Willowbee Tree story, “Being Yourself”, it's summertime, and the Willowbee children are enjoying a visit from their cousins.

Piper and Little Ty love how their cousins like to play rowdy, noisy games, but Clancy does not. He tries...

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In the Junkyard Tales: All Together Now story, “Now That's A Camp!” Ben wants to create a summer camp for the mice, but he isn't sure how to do it.

Sally gives him advice and encourages him to enroll the other Junkyard animals. Ben knows they...

Fifty Study Page- Mississippi: “Boll Weevil and the Blues”

Chester Arthur Burnett left his mother’s home in the Mississippi Delta because he had had enough. His righteous and downright mean Uncle caught him humming a tune that he had overheard one of the sharecroppers singing and called it “The...

Storybox Playlist: Stories for How to Build the Summer Siesta for Parents

I never fully understood the concept of a siesta until I moved to Texas. The middle of the afternoon is hot and thick and everything just slows ... right ... down. So why try to be productive, crisp and energetic? No, siesta time is a time of...