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Here you'll find a brief review of our top 9 children's books for wintertime tracking, including:


  • Over and Under the Snow, By Kate Messner

  • Who Was Here?: Discovering Wild Animal Tracks, by Mia Posada

  • Big Tracks, Little Tracks, By Millicent Selsam

  • Life-Sized Animal Tracks, By John Townsend

  • Whose Tracks Are These? A Clue Book of Familiar Forest Animals, By Jim Nail

  • Whose track is that?, By Stan Tekiela

  • Take-Along Guide to Tracks, Scats and Signs, By Leslie Dendy

  • Tracks in the Snow, by Wong Herbert Yee 

  • Tracks: An Animal Tracking Book for Kids, by Ann Schaefer

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These fluffy soft honeyspun clouds are tangible magic. And, they are so simple. As you'll see your stand up mixer does most of the work, you can personalize them, making peppermint ones, or chili spice, boozy ones for grown-ups, or classic vanilla for all. 

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With a few simple ingredients, and 15 min, you can custom create a nourishing lotion, gentle enough for little ones, yet sturdy enough for cold and dry wintry hands and body. The natural oils soothe and hydrate, while the bees wax gives a calming protective touch.

for the recipe/how to, click here or on the image


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