Book Review: The Thing Lou Couldn’t Do and The Most Magnificent Thing

This book review is going to be a little different than my norm. Today I have two children's picture books, The Thing Lou Couldn't Do and The Most Magnificent Thing, both written by Canadian author Ashley Spires.My children and I first read The Thing Lou Couldn't Do. I enjoyed this picture book because even though … Continue reading Book Review: The Thing Lou Couldn’t Do and The Most Magnificent Thing

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Book Review: We Toot!

When I was younger, I read a book that had belonged to my great-great-aunt Carrie. It was a small book with a beautiful cover. It was printed sometime around 1913 and was meant to teach girls how to be proper young ladies, sort of a finishing school in a book for the not-so-privileged if you … Continue reading Book Review: We Toot!

Book Review: Max the Rabbit Plays Hide and Seek

I was recently sent a package of children's books for review by Clever Publishing. The first book my children and I read was a board book, Max the Rabbit Plays Hide and Seek, written by Julia Shigarova and illustrated by Valentina Yaskina. Max the Rabbit Plays Hide and Seek, written by Julia Shigarova and illustrated … Continue reading Book Review: Max the Rabbit Plays Hide and Seek

Book Review: Sacrifice

Please note, if you are sensitive to reading about blood or graphic violence, this may not be the book for you. How far would you go to ensure the health and well being of your family? What would you do to get out of a perilous situation and get to them? How much would you … Continue reading Book Review: Sacrifice

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Book Review: Magic Pie

Yesterday I received a package in the mail. I had an inkling of what it contained, but my daughter did not. She is always very excited to receive mail, so I let her help me open the package. Essex based author Robyn Embrey sent us a copy of her book, Magic Pie. Also included in … Continue reading Book Review: Magic Pie

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Book Review: Sophia & the Dragon: Who Came for Dinner

Any parent can tell you that mealtimes can be notoriously taxing. In the beginning, my daughter was a non-discriminating eater who shoveled it all in but then went through a very picky phase, which luckily (thank God,) didn't last too long. I wrote about it in an older post, Why do Mealtimes Have to be … Continue reading Book Review: Sophia & the Dragon: Who Came for Dinner

I Won a New Book

About two weeks ago I entered a contest on Facebook. Kansas Public Radio was giving away a copy of Hillary Frank's book, Weird Parenting Wins. I almost never enter contests, but it was for a book I have been wanting to read. I'm happy I did, because I received notice on Monday that I had … Continue reading I Won a New Book

Hooray Heroes and a Free Sibling Color Book

A few days ago I was browsing and came across Hooray Heroes, a company that creates personalized children's books. The books are adorable and you can personalize them with your child's name and physical characteristics so they have a unique storybook all about themselves. How cool is that? I am excited to create one for … Continue reading Hooray Heroes and a Free Sibling Color Book

The Pages of my Childhood

Abby receives a new book each month from the Dolly Parton Imagination Library program. If a library in your area participates you should check it out, or follow the link below to find more information. It is free to join and your child can receive a new book in the mail each month from birth … Continue reading The Pages of my Childhood