• Wilbur’s World Map

    Alien Books World Map is finally complete! Wilbur’s Giant Wall Map 24″ x 36″ Click here to visit our online store The 2019 “Wilbur’s World Map” is now complete.  The full color wall map measures 24″ x 36″ and features over 120 countries of the world along with highlighted features such as music, food, sports, fashion, and more.  This is a great addition to a classroom or even a kids room at home.  It’s a great way for kids to learn about and remember places in the world.   Check out Wilbur’s online store for ordering information.  The map is included FREE with the Educators Package.

  • “Things are a lot different around her since that Unicorn moved in.”

    Our imagination is a wild and magical place.  As adults, that sense of wonder gets replaced with work, schedules, bills.  One way to help us slow down and reconnect with the kid in us, as well as connect with our children and grandchildren is to read aloud to them daily.  There are a plethora of amazing children’s books that not only activate your children’s imagination, but yours as well! And, not only will you and your children and grandchildren bond over some pretty great stories, reading aloud to them daily builds their vocabulary and significantly aids them in the development of important literacy skills. Here are some great must reads:…

  • Summertime is for connection and conversation

    Summertime is a wonderful time to get in some quality time with your kids.  One of the simplest and best ways to connect is good ol’ conversation. Conversation, is not only a great way to get closer with your kids, but it can actually change the biology of your children’s brains.  According to a collaborative study between MIT and Harvard School of Education on the effects of back-and-forth dialogue (also known as conversational turns), found that “conversation drives literacy skills and cognitive development across all socioeconomic levels… It’s a powerful, actionable, and simple tool for all parents to use” and that “the number of conversational turns accounted for differences in…

  • Mission: Grow, Cook, Eat

    Mission: Grow, Cook, Eat! Since you and your family have been enjoying your missions with Wilbur, he and I thought that it would be nice to keep the missions coming.   In spring and summer, we can have some of the best food missions ever!  Not only can we make some tasty food, but we can spend time together outdoors planting and growing our own food like people around the world!   Let’s Salsa! In many Latin American countries like Cuba, Mexico and United States commonwealth of Puerto Rico, many people enjoy their food spicy!  They also enjoy salsa dancing! How about planting a salsa garden? Many salsas are made…