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Back to School Time–Tips to Keep Reading Fun!

Around the beginning of August, my mother used to always warn us that she was going to start to get us ready for school, which chiefly meant going to bed earlier and waking up earlier, which I hated. I mean, why did we need the practice? Why did I have to waste quality evening TV…… Continue reading Back to School Time–Tips to Keep Reading Fun!

Book Review · Parenting · Raising kids · Raising Readers · summertime · Uncategorized

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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#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!

Parenting · Raising kids · Raising Readers · summertime

Going on a trip? I’ve got a tip! (Summer tip #3)

Like many of you, we’re planning on taking a vacation this year.  And in preparation for that little trip, I will be bringing in some books.  I started this a couple of years ago, when we took our first vacation to the beach. For that trip, I grabbed Pete the Cat: Pete at the Beach.…… Continue reading Going on a trip? I’ve got a tip! (Summer tip #3)