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What's Shining Now
All Kinds Of Love: Shine’s Picture Book Picks for Valentine’s Day There are all kinds of love. Some make you smile and feel giddy. And there are the kinds that make you fall apart. Here at Shine, we celebrate all kinds of love. Here are our Shine staff picture book picks about just that - just in time for Valentine's Day! [read more...]
Shine 9: Randi Spoon Welcome to the Shine 9! This month we're featuring Shine educator, Randi Spoon! Randi is an incredible educator who brings a strong artistic sensibility to all she does. She truly shines. [read more...]
New Year’s Eve Traditions When it comes down to it, spending time with family and friends on New Year's Eve is the most important, even if it’s just watching the Times Square countdown on television together! Ring in 2016 with some of these traditions from Shine educator, Christina Soriano, or create your own! Wishing you and your loved ones a happy, healthy, and joyful 2016! [read more...]
A Plucky Snowplow Becomes the Rocky of Trucking The first snowflake has yet to come in NYC, but we did find an adorable little picture book about snow that got me believing that the holidays are coming. Written by Lora Koehler, The Little Snowplow is an underdog’s story of being dismissed as a pipsqueak but later proving he has the right stuff. Think The Little Engine That Could mixed in with the movie Rocky and you have Snowplow. [read more...]
The Cutest, Littlest Feminist Madeline The first Madeline book was published in 1939, but it couldn’t be more current and relevant today. At every corner, something (magazines, social media, bullies, and peers) can bring doubt and pessimism. I describe Madeline as the cutest, littlest feminist in the best possible way, as she is self assured, bright and unwavering in her belief in herself. Isn’t that what we want for all our girls? [read more...]
Shine 9: Tim Kubart Welcome back to the Shine 9! For our back to school edition we thought we’d feature one of our favorite all around people adored by both kids and adults: Tim Kubart! [read more...]
Shine’s “Brief Thief” Review Beginning this month, our teachers and partners in publishing will be offering reviews of some of our favorite children's books. For our first installment, Shine PR and Marketing Manager and Assistant Teacher, Claudia Chung, reviews one of her favorite books: Brief Thief by Michaël Escoffier. [read more...]
Shine 9: Sarah Rinaldi In honor of Shine’s first adult craft night at Baked Tribeca on June 10th, we are profiling teacher and resident Shine adult crafter, Sarah Rinaldi, for this month's Shine 9! [read more...]
Shine 9: Laura Patterson In honor of Earth Day next week, this month’s Shine 9 features Lauren Patterson, founder of Little Swappies. [read more...]