Kindle Fire: Best Tablet & E-Reader Option for Kids

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We're definitely a Kindle family and I haven't been shy about sharing my love of our family Kindles. My last Kindle-related post was last month about stealing my kids' Paperwhite.  I can feel a little less guilty about it now that we also have a Kindle Fire for the kids. We got the Kindle Fire thanks to Staples and it's great that they now each … [Read more...]

That Time I Totally Stole My Kid’s Kindle {Kindle Paperwhite}

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Technically, our new Kindle Paperwhite is supposed to be a back to school product for our family.  I received an email pitching me on the benefits of the Kindle as a back to school essential (there are many!) and thought, hey, this is awesome for us!  It came in the mail, but as I started playing with it, I have to totally come clean and tell you … [Read more...]

10 More Great Books for Book Club in 2014

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Joining a book club has been a great experience for me.  I love to read but I tend to read the same kinds of books over and over again.  Last year I joined a book club and I've loved how it's encouraged me to break out of my normal book-reading routine.  We meet once a month so I have plenty of time to read the Book Club book along with some of my … [Read more...]

10 Books for 10-Year-Old Boys

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Looking for something for your 10 year old son to read?  We're always on the hunt for new, exciting books to interest my 10-year-old.  He was once a reluctant reader; he enjoys reading now but it definitely has to be a particular type of book full of adventure and fun for him to enjoy it.  Here's a list of 10 books he or his friends have recently … [Read more...]

A Beautiful Story Found in The Rosie Project {Book Review} And: Kindle Version On Sale $1.99 on Amazon!

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One of the reasons I'm loving having joined a Book Club is the variety of book selections. The Rosie Project, by Graeme Simison was our latest book that we discussed last night at our monthly meeting. I think this is our fifth book and I have yet to read one that I would have actually selected on my own. I have a genre I like and I generally stick … [Read more...]

Book Review: Discovery Channel’s Sharkopedia. Great for Shark Lovers!

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We're crazy about sharks in our house. My shark obsessed boy continues to be a walking encyclopedia on anything shark-related and we live for the Discovery Channel's Shark Week. DVRs are already set in our house for the next Shark Week - coming up in August. In the meantime, he's been thrilled with the Discovery Channel's new book release - … [Read more...]

Books My Reluctant Reading 3rd Grade Boy Has Been Loving

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As far back as I can remember, I loved to read. I remember reading in Kindergarten, elementary school and beyond and just loving books.  Judy Blume was my inappropriate author choice in elementary school and thanks to an older cousin, by middle school, I was reading Judith Krantz and Danielle Steel. (Probably with many a shocked look on my face at … [Read more...]

Trying to Learn #Minecraft? Check out Minecraft for Dummies

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If you have a boy who is 7+, chances are you have heard of Minecraft or he's already playing! My 9-year-old son has been playing Minecraft for a little over a year now. It's the *it* game for boys right now, or it sure seems like it! While I play, I would imagine most Moms don't (I'm a geek) and don't really have any clue what about the game. … [Read more...]

Book Recommendation for Your Lego Fan

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Got a Lego fan on your holiday list this season?  There's still time to get him or her this fun book - the Lego Adventure Book! Its a book full of ideas for what to build with your Legos.   Step by step colored photos make building various suggested models really easy! Get the Lego Adventure Book on Amazon for $16.47 (normally $24.95) and you … [Read more...]

Storia: Educational eReading App for Kids on Your iPad

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This past summer, I had a lovely breakfast at the Scholastic store in Soho where they demoed their new iPad app, Storia. When I got home, I promptly downloaded it but had some problems with it - it had just launched. I'm happy to report that it's full of books and bug-free now, just in time for the holiday season! In fact, my kids spent last … [Read more...]