Adventures in Michigan – Week 2

Welcome to Paradise!

God’s created the beautiful state of Michigan with many natural wonders, like the Tahquamenon falls, which can be found near Paradise, MI!

Did you know that Paradise is home to the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum?

This Week’s Events

Monday 10:30 AM
Movie: Mandie & the Secret Tunnel

Thursday 10:30 AM
Storytime

Friday 2:00 PM
Movie: Mandie & the Secret Tunnel

Saturday 7:00 PM
Movie: The Lost Medallion

Weekly Challenge

To help you learn more about our great state, this week’s challenge is to read a book about Michigan. After reading your book, what did you learn about the great lakes state?

This Week’s Promotion

To get you reading we’ve marked dozens of our books on sale. This week only take an additional 15% off your entire purchase of children’s books with this coupon!

Next Week’s Destination

What mineral are pennies made from? If you guess correctly, you might also discover next week’s destination in the #AdventuresinMichigan!

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Adventures in Michigan – Week 1

Welcome to Sault Ste. Marie!

There is no better place to begin our #AdventuresinMichigan than in Sault Ste. Marie!

Did you know that Sault Ste. Marie was founded by Father Jacques Marquette in 1668? It’s not only the oldest city in Michigan. It is the third oldest remaining settlement in the United States!

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This Week’s Events

Thursday 10:30 AM
Storytime

Saturday 7:00 PM
Movie: Catching Faith

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Weekly Challenge

Your first weekly challenge is to read a book with a friend or a family member. Reading does not have to be done alone – so share a good book with someone you love!

Find a Book

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This Week’s Promotion

To get you reading we’ve marked dozens of our books on sale. This week only take an additional 10% off your entire purchase of children’s books with this coupon!

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Next Week’s Destination

Do you know another word for Heaven? If you guess correctly, you will also discover next week’s destination in the #AdventuresinMichigan

Memory Verse of the Week – Romans 12:10

Memorizing Scripture is pretty awesome, so we want to reward it!

If you memorize the verse below and come in to recite it to a Baker Book House staff member, you’ll get to start your very own Bookworms Reward Card. Each verse you memorize and recite for us earns you a point on the card. Get 10 points and you’ll get $5.00 off anything in the store!

"Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourself." - Romans 12 :10

Pretzel Time!

Ever since reviewing Brother Giovanni’s Little Reward, I’ve been craving pretzels. What could be better than soft, warm pretzels fresh from your oven at home?

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Well, guess what! It turns out that pretzels are ridiculously easy to make. So easy, in fact, that your kids can help you do it!

We found this soft pretzel recipe to do with your kids on Highlights.com. If you make some pretzels this weekend, be sure to shoot us a photo on our Facebook page or on Twitter!

Mid-Week Review | Last Stop on Market Street

Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Peña; Illustrated by Christian Robinson  ISBN: 9780399257742
Last Stop on Market Street
by Matt de la Peña; Illustrated by Christian Robinson
ISBN: 9780399257742

Synopsis: CJ and his grandma take a bus ride together, discovering the beauty and wonder of their vibrant neighborhood.

Review: There is a simple reason why Last Stop on Market Street is a multiple award winner (Caldecott Honor, Newbery Medel, and Coretta Scott King Award to name a few). It is an amazing book.

In his innocent selfishness, CJ asks his grandma the questions that we often ask ourselves. Why can’t we have the nicest things? And each time, grandma wisely shows that we already do.

Parents who are trying to instill a sense of wonder in the mundane could benefit from Grandma’s outlook and answers. Non-parents too.

Age Recommendation: 3-5

Quality Rating (1 is low, 5 is high): 5

Who was Martin Luther King, Jr.?

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Today, we celebrate the birthday and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. Many people are familiar with Martin’s name and his association with the Civil Rights Movement, but here are 10 things that you may not know about him.

  • Martin Luther King, Jr.’s original name was Michael until his father changed both of their names to Martin.
  • He was a middle child.
  • At age 3, one of Martin’s good friends was white. They played together constantly until age 6 when they went to different schools. Then his friend’s dad said they couldn’t play together anymore.
  • Martin skipped two grades and graduated high school at age 15.
  • He was influenced by Henry David Thoreau’s decision not to pay his taxes as a nonviolent protest against slavery.
  • In 1948, Martin graduated from Morehouse College at age 19.
  • He entered Crozer Theological Seminary in Chester, Pennsylvania as one of only six black student out of one hundred students total. He graduated at the top of his class.
  • At Crozer, he learned about Mahatma Gandhi and his peaceful protests.
  • In 1959, Martin and his wife, Coretta, went to India and visited places where Gandhi went. He was struck by Gandhi’s commitment to nonviolence when Gandhi said, “If you are hit, don’t hit back; even if they shoot at you, don’t shoot back. Just keep moving.”
  • After Martin was arrested for driving in Georgia with an Alabama driver’s license, his followers sought help from Vice President Richard Nixon and Senator John F. Kennedy, both of whom were running for president. Nixon refused to engage the issue, but Kennedy and his brother, Robert, vowed to do everything in their power to get Martin free.

9780448447230If you want to know more about Martin Luther King, Jr., you can read Who was Martin Luther King, Jr.? by Bonnie Bader. That’s where these facts came from, but there’s a lot more to Martin’s story that I didn’t list here.

Happy birthday, Dr. King!