My now 9 year old daughter is a reader. She really enjoys it and spends a good chunk of time doing it without me asking her to. So naturally, she’s gotten good at it, has read a lot, and has developed tastes in what she likes and doesn’t like. Now normally this wouldn’t be a…… Continue reading Mother/Daughter Book Club
One of the best ways to teach your kids about different events and holidays is through books. However, instead of your typical, sometimes boring, informational book, I like to try and find books that bring a different perspective. Here are a couple of my favorite finds for President’s Day: Although this may be the only…… Continue reading Some President’s Day Book Alternatives
Reading non-fiction or informational books may not be your first thought when deciding what to grab for your kids’ bedtime read (or you may think that it will send them to sleep faster), but reading a good non-fiction book can be just as entertaining as a story. On one of our recent library trips, I…… Continue reading Need a New Bedtime Read?–Grab a Non-Fiction Book!
This year I was lucky and I got to review two books for Multicultural Book Day this year, one of those being On Your Mark, Get Set, Go! written by Alva Sachs and illustrated by Patricia Krebs. This book is about three friends, Justin, Mario, and Marcus, who have exhausted their typical Saturday activities, playing video games…… Continue reading On Your Mark, Get Set, Go! by Alva Sachs–A Book Review for MCBD 2018
Once again, I feel very honored to be able to do book reviews for Multicultural Book Day. This year I had the opportunity to review two books, the first being Pattan’s Pumpkin: A Traditional Flood Story from Southern India. This picture book, written by Chitra Soundar and illustrated by Frané Lessac and published through Candlewick Press…… Continue reading Book Review for Pattan’s Pumpkin–MCBD 2018!
I’m a big fan of Josh Funk’s books, and if you haven’t read any of them, you gotta go find one. I’ve even written about one before here. They have the right amount of humor with great illustrations, and still require the reader to do some thinking. Tonight, we read It’s NOT Jack and the…… Continue reading Bedtime Read–It’s NOT Jack and the Beanstalk
This year we’ve started introducing our children, ages 6 and 8, to some classic Christmas movies, like Elf and Bad Santa. Just kidding, no Bad Santa, we’re not that crazy. However, one other holiday movie that we watched last week was Home Alone. Did you know there’s a book version of the movie? Now, I know what you’re…… Continue reading Home Alone–The Book is Just Like the Movie!