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Art Parts by Kim Bogren Owen– A Book Review

We were lucky enough to receive the book Art Parts: A Child’s Introduction to the Elements of Art, plus a couple of the companion journals from author Kim Bogren Owen. So since we’ve got some free time this summer, we turned on some Kids Bop music and decided to have some #SummerReading fun with this book.… Continue reading Art Parts by Kim Bogren Owen– A Book Review

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A quote–some advice

You know, even though I feel like I’m making great progress #RaisingReaders, there are still times, especially during the summer, that I want to pull my hair out. As a result, I think this quote by Doris Lessing may be some advice that I may be employing in the near future for some motivation.

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#SoloBook by Kwame Alexander and Mary Rand Hess–A Review

I’ve been a fan of Kwame Alexander since I closed the cover of The Crossover a few years ago.  I couldn’t wait to find some child to give the book to, and I’ve been handing it out ever since, including giving all outgoing 5th graders a copy of The Crossover to read over the summer. I’ve also… Continue reading #SoloBook by Kwame Alexander and Mary Rand Hess–A Review

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Book Reviews Coming Soon!

We just got back from our family vacation, and I was thrilled to come home to #bookmail! From the author Kim Bogren Owen, I received the book Art Parts: A Child’s Introduction to the Elements of Art.  I get to share this book with my art loving kiddos to see what we think, plus we got… Continue reading Book Reviews Coming Soon!

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Gross sea animals–a bedtime read we loved!

Every so often I get to read to both of my kids together at night, and every so often I pick a great book for us to enjoy. Two nights ago was one of those times. As I mentioned in a previous post, we’re going on a trip to the aquarium, so I wanted to read… Continue reading Gross sea animals–a bedtime read we loved!

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Five Reasons my Kids Listen to Books

“Mom, a stegosaurus weighs 4 hundred, 4 thousand 8 million pounds,” says my son. Me: “Okayyyy…now go back to bed.” My daughter (sorta mumbling): “I knew about the crocodile, but that’s it.” Now although it may sound like my children are talking in their sleep or doing every thing possible to avoid sleep (which may… Continue reading Five Reasons my Kids Listen to Books