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New picture book tackles Halloween jitters

New & Noteworthy: The latest picture book from Cobble Hill, Brooklyn author-illustrator Tad Hills in the precious Duck & Goose series addresses the trepidation of the littlest trick-or-treaters. Read more…

Be the city: NYC masks are great DIY costume addition

New & Noteworthy: New collection of eight paper masks from Omy can be colored in and decorated by trick-or-treaters ages 3 and older. Read more…

Fairy good idea

New & Noteworthy: The Irish Fairy Door Company has created the interactive Worry Plaque, to encourage children to surrender their concerns to a winged magical creature. Read more…

Nail polish for girls washes off

New & Noteworthy: The new water-and-soap-soluble nail polish from Parisian brand Nailmatic Kids gives girls the fun of a manicure without the chemicals. Read more…

Monster mash-up

New & Noteworthy: James Crowley’s latest novel for tweens features a top-secret government area inhabited by supernatural creatures. Read more…

Change the narrative: Tips from Armstrong’s ‘Myth’ help your ADHD-diagnosed student shine

New & Noteworthy: “The Myth of the ADHD Child: 101 Ways to Improve Your Child’s Behavior and Attention Span Without Drugs, Labels, or Coercion” by Thomas Armstrong has many effective strategies to help an ADHD-diagnosed child improve their self-esteem and succeed in school. Read more…

Mind your own Beeswax: Reusable sandwich wrap decreases your child’s lunch waste

New & Noteworthy: With reusable beeswax sandwich wrap, parents model for their students how to reduce the amount of waste they create each lunchtime. Read more…

Charming idea: Token reassures daughter on first day of school

New & Noteworthy: Mother-daughter bracelets are a wearable reminder of a mother’s love as her child embarks on her first day of the new academic year. Read more…

Rhymes and rhythm: New book and CD set explores a world of dance

New & Noteworthy: “Feel the Beat: Dance Poems that Zing from Salsa to Swing,” a new collection of dance-inspired poetry from Brooklynite Marilyn Singer, includes a CD of the author reading her poetry. Read more…

Game night: Screenless tablet encourages families to play together

New & Noteworthy: The new Beyond Tablet is an enormous smart tablet with five engaging games that the whole family can enjoy together. Read more…

Total-ly exciting: Prepare for the U.S.’s first solar eclipse in decades

New & Noteworthy: On Aug. 21, a dramatic total solar eclipse will touch the mainland United States. Make sure your family is ready with safe eclipse glasses, made with International Organization for Standardization (ISO)-certified filters. Read more…

H20 to go: New water bottle encourages kids to hydrate

New & Noteworthy: The new Gululu water bottle encourages kids to drink via the antics of adorable animated characters featured on its screen. Parents can track their child’s drinking with the interactive bottle’s app. Read more…

Follow up that Leeds: Singer’s new album is a tribute to Kings County

New & Noteworthy: The latest album from the irrepressible Williamsburg singer-songwriter Joanie Leeds, “Brooklyn Baby!,” is inspired by her hometown with new songs such as “Subway,” “Stoop,” “Pizza,” and “Shayne Punim.” Read more…

Game changer: Portable diaper changing station helps out dads

New & Noteworthy: Two mompreneurs have created a portable diaper changing table that can be hung on the doors of bathroom stalls. Read more…

Spice up playtime: Taco trucks are a colorful alternative to typical playhouses

New & Noteworthy: A Brooklyn-based designer has created a line of realistic-looking, cardboard truck playhouses that fire up the imaginations of city kids as they serve up ice cream cones and tacos to their salivating customers. Read more…

Here comes the son: New book spotlights ‘The Ring Bearer’

New & Noteworthy: Floyd Cooper’s latest children’s book, “The Ring Bearer,” is a lovely story about a young boy who rises to the occasion with the help of his new step-father and quick-thinking grandfather. Read more…
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