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Home Alone–The Book is Just Like the Movie!

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!

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Guest Blogging with Mom of Wild Things!

For the second year in a row, I have been lucky enough to be a guest blogger during the holidays for Bethany Armstrong over at momofwildthings.com, formerly Book Review Mama. You can find my post about the value of traditions here: http://momofwildthings.com/the-value-of-traditions-by-deana-metzke/ While you’re there, go ahead and explore her website. She’s expanded and is…… Continue reading Guest Blogging with Mom of Wild Things!

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Great Resource for #Raising(busy)Readers

As I mentioned in my last post, I understand that these days children can be a little less patient that we *think* we were as kids. So, although I think there are few things better than cuddling up with my kids at the end of the day and reading a book, I get that that…… Continue reading Great Resource for #Raising(busy)Readers

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My Plea to Parents of Babies and Toddlers

I work in an elementary school, and I spend a lot of my time there promoting books and reading. I’m one of those people that believes, so I spend a good chunk of time working on that. However, I also believe that as hard as I and my colleagues try to work at it, it…… Continue reading My Plea to Parents of Babies and Toddlers

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Our Tree Named Steve–Our Review

So, I ordered this book because I like to plan ahead, and although its November, I was looking for books that could be used for Earth Day at my school this year. And of course, I always try it out on my children first to get an initial reaction to see if its any good.…… Continue reading Our Tree Named Steve–Our Review

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Twitter Perks for #RaisingReaders!

I have only been a part of Twitter for a little over a year, because Lord knows I didn’t need another social media thing to be attached to, but I have completely reaped the #RaisingReader benefits of it. There are tons of #kidlit authors, book agents, book bloggers, and publishers who are all on Twitter.…… Continue reading Twitter Perks for #RaisingReaders!