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Cozy Up with a Good Book

Cozy Up with a Good Book

Wrap up a new title for a perfect holiday surprise.
Finding hope and love in a shoebox

Finding hope and love in a shoebox

If you ask Overland Park mom Jelyn Franzon about her all-time favorite present, she will tell you about a simple shoebox she received when she was young. It was filled just with notebooks, stickers, soap and a toothbrush, but its impact still can bring tears to her eyes.
Sweet Treats

Sweet Treats

Discover the payoffs of this pair, along with an irresistible, satisfying sweet treat.
Children’s Books Come to Life

Children’s Books Come to Life

This fall, The Pigeon Comes to Topeka! A Mo Willems Exhibit making its Topeka premiere at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center on September 24.
Tracking Teens

Tracking Teens

Thanks to GPS technology in smartphones, we have plenty of options when it comes to keeping up with our teenagers. But should we? As with so many other parenting decisions, it mostly depends on what works best for your family and what skills you are trying to help your adolescent develop.
Listen and Learn

Listen and Learn

Podcasts are enjoying ever-increasing popularity, and listeners can find shows on any topics their hearts desire.
Fall, Fears and Fantasy

Fall, Fears and Fantasy

With the coming of fall, new books feature magic, ghosts and adventures.
Five Flavorful Popcorn Shops in KC

Five Flavorful Popcorn Shops in KC

Popcorn! This all-American snack is so popular we consume approximately 17 billion quarts every year. This is our favorite Kansas City popcorn.
Superheroes and Science Fiction

Superheroes and Science Fiction

Savor summer with fun adventures and a bit of magic
Best of July in Kansas City

Best of July in Kansas City

July - the heart of summer. Festivals, fireworks, great shows, fresh fruit, long days at the pool, and more. Our top picks for July in Kansas City are here.
Summer Campfire Stories

Summer Campfire Stories

Stories about ghosts, werewolves and adventures hit the shelves this summer.
Girl Power!

Girl Power!

June finds its strength in an assortment of books for girls
Dads Rock!

Dads Rock!

Supportive dads and father figures positively influence a child’s development. Here’s how.
Code Ninjas: Fostering STEM in Local Kids

Code Ninjas: Fostering STEM in Local Kids

Do you have a child with a growing interest in technology? Would you like to help them focus their interest in positive ways while learning new skills? Then, Code Ninjas may be just the place for you.
Five Favorites for the Perfect Grilled Cheese in KC

Five Favorites for the Perfect Grilled Cheese in KC

Enjoy the comfort food at one of these local spots.
Adventures Are Everywhere

Adventures Are Everywhere

Spring titles highlight adventure and excitement.
The Bold and the Brave

The Bold and the Brave

New titles help children overcome their fears.
Smitty's Garage: Ward Parkway Review

Smitty's Garage: Ward Parkway Review

This past weekend, my family checked out the new Smitty's Garage Burger and Beer at Ward Parkway. The fast-casual restaurant serves burgers, tacos, fabulous house cut fries and house made chips, and a selection of great appetizers. Our family had a great time at Smitty's and we can't wait to try it again!
Be Yourself and Be Happy!

Be Yourself and Be Happy!

New titles offer stories of empowerment.
31 Days of Fun

31 Days of Fun

Don’t let the short days get you down! Below are fun ideas for every day in January.
Giving gifts worth remembering

Giving gifts worth remembering

When the toys and clutter begin piling up in your home and you want to give your children something more meaningful for Christmas, consider these ideas...
Holiday Happiness!

Holiday Happiness!

Tales of friendship and magic fill the shelves this winter.
Gift Guide

Gift Guide

For those early shoppers, here are a few ideas to get you started with your holiday purchases!
Thankfulness: As Easy as ABC

Thankfulness: As Easy as ABC

'Tis the season to be grateful. Check out our list of 26 things to be thankful for as we kick off the holidays with warmth and love.
Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child is a kids-helping-kids project of Samaritan's Purse that uses simple gift-filled shoe boxes to let hurting children know that they are loved and not forgotten. Operation Christmas Child reaches millions of children--many of whom have never received a gift before--with a message of hope and love.
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