Best Oversized Books for Kids

By Miranda Rosbach /

There’s something about oversize objects that immediately captivates people. Think giant rocking chairs or markers the size of a grown adult. When considering the scale of a book, particularly one for children, oversize books feel even bigger when they measure to be toddler size or larger. We’re not talking about big books designed specifically for a library or school storytime (think Five Little Ducks or Planting a Garden); rather, we mean books that are constructed to be enormous—and likely will often have to sit sideways on a shelf.

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22 Best Kids Books to Give

By Miranda Rosbach /

When our firstborn turned two, rather than accumulate more stuff, we asked guests to bring a book in lieu of gifts. We collected a handful of new and used titles that we then donated to the Ready Readers program in our community. This book-giving birthday tradition has continued and it doesn’t diminish how special birthdays feel; in fact, I’d say it enhances the experience for all involved. Here’s why: books keep giving.

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Meet the Designer: Bridgette Salvon-Bernt

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New Memory Game Designer Bridgette Salvon-Bernt

Designer. Wife. Mom. One-half of Earmark Social Goods, a company dedicated to spreading their message of ‘Create Happiness’ with handcrafted, customized art, including illustrations, designs, and photography. Together, Bridgette and her husband Mike, the other half of Earmark Social Goods, have a 2.5-year-old kiddo named Joe, a sweet dog named Lucy and a stinky cat named Toof.

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7 Gifts for Valentine’s Day in the Classroom

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Pinhole Press Goodie Bag and Custom Photo Label

Before you know it, Valentine’s Day is here and aside from making sure your significant other is taken care of, there are the kids to think about, or should I say their class. Parents and teachers know all too well the added stress of forgetting or last minute shopping for Valentine’s Day in the classroom. It can be hard to get creative, without overspending.

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9 Creative Gifts for Kids Under $50

By Lauren Koster /

Hi Pinhole Press shoppers! I’m Lauren Koster, owner of Lauren Koster Creative, an event planning business and lifestyle blog, and I’m a mom to an imaginative almost-three-year-old. He’s at that magic age where there is nothing specific on his list, but he is excited about everything! Lately, he loses it (in the best way) when I bring him home cool socks. It’s going to make stuffing his stocking and filling under the tree easy and fun! I also have a young niece and nephew to buy for who are a little more challenging.

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