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Mikkaka Overstreet

Mikkaka Overstreet is from Louisville, Kentucky by way of Saginaw “Sagnasty”, Michigan. She has been an educator since 2006 and earned her PhD in Curriculum and Instruction in 2015. By day she is a mild-mannered professor. By night she sleeps. In between, she belly dances, writes fiction, and reads books. She currently lives in North Carolina with her husband, cats, and snake.

10 of the Best Children’s Books That Promote Critical Thinking

Critical thinking skills are crucial for navigating society. Here are 10 picture books that help kids develop those essential skills.

10 Sweet Valentine’s Books for Kids to Help Spread Love This Year

These excellent Valentine’s books for kids capture the childlike wisdom of the Valentine’s season and all things love, including Honey, I Love by Eloise Greenfield & Jan Spivey Gilchrist.

The Queen of Shade and Sass: A Guide to the Humor of Jane Austen

From quips to satirical characters and lambasting the upper classes, Jane Austen's humor is woefully under-appreciated.

10 Bookish Blankets to Snuggle Up Under This Winter

Bookish blankets for cozy reading comfort, because nothing's better than snuggling up with a book and a cup of tea on a cold winter day.

Reading the Rainbow: Books and Lessons Learned From an LGBTQ-Inclusive Book Club for Teachers

I started an LGBTQ-inclusive national book club for teachers. Here are the books we read and what we learned in the first year.

10 Amazing Holiday Gifts for Bookish Tea Drinkers

What's more perfect than books and tea? The gifts on this list are perfect for your favorite tea-drinking book lover.

10 Disturbing Nursery Rhyme Origin Stories to Celebrate Nursery Rhyme Week

We're taking a look at nursery rhyme origin stories. Some are weird, some are racist, and some are downright creepy.

The Best Alice in Wonderland Adaptations, Ranked

You may have feelings about this list of Alice in Wonderland adaptations. I'll just be over here hanging with Lewis Carroll's angry ghost.

21 Halloween Children’s Books to Enjoy This Spooky Season

Let’s look at 21 Halloween children’s books that all the kids in your life can enjoy for their frights and chills, like The Jumbies by Tracey Baptiste.

10 Puzzles Based on Kids’ Books to Help Keep Your Home Piece-ful

It's going to be a long fall and winter, so stock up on some of these puzzles based on kids' books.