8 Books You Should Read (Cozy Up with a Book If You’re About to Get Snowed On!)

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We're expecting anywhere from 6 inches to 27 inches of snow this weekend according to the weather experts. I've seen so many varied posts on Facebook and online on what we should expect with this big snowstorm this week but I think at this point it's safe to say we are getting SOME SNOW and will most likely be having a snow day or two in the … [Read more...]

Make More Time For You in 2016: Get Tips How with The Fringe Hours ($1.99 Today!)

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Friends, when was the last time you made some time for yourself? You're laughing, right? At the suggestion? I know. I struggle often to find any time for myself with work, family live and general craziness. But you can do it! Early last year, I brought you a review of my blogger friend Jessica's book, The Fringe Hours. Her book helps you find … [Read more...]

New Book Release Review: Anchored by Kayla Aimee #AnchoredHope

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My blogger friend Kayla Aimee has written a beautiful book that was released yesterday called Anchored ($11.93 on Amazon). I've started the book and am a few chapters in and I've already teared up several times. I was not expecting this story to be so beautiful. Kayla was pregnant with her first with what you would hope would be aroutine … [Read more...]

For Your 4th-6th Grader – Amazing Book Series: Pendragon

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My formerly reluctant reader has done a 180 in the last two years.  Nate was never a fan of reading in the early years, something that drove me nuts as an avid reader myself.  Looking back, I realize I needed to just give it time because now, in 5th grade, he loves to read.  Since before the holidays, he has been reading the same series and has not … [Read more...]

Basher History Books: Funny & Educational Kids Books

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At our school's recent book fair, my 10 year old picked up this book: Basher History:  States & Capitals - United We Stand ($8.09, Amazon).  He's in 5th grade and will be learning all of the states and capitals this year so I thought it was great that he bought this.  Colorful and animated, I wasn't surprised either - this book actually makes … [Read more...]

Beautiful Children’s Book: God Made Light #GodMadeLight

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This beautiful children's book God Made Light ($14.99, Amazon) was written by my blogger friend Jessica's husband. If you're at all religious, this is a gorgeous book that brings faith and love together with colorful illustrations and words that children can understand.  I just love the positive message that this book shares.  It would make a … [Read more...]

Easy Chapter Books for Emerging Readers (Around Ages 6-8)

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As my 1st grader gets more confident in his reading, we're looking to turn the corner from the Level books with pictures into beginning Chapter books.  But it's a big corner and what are the best beginner/early chapter books? Things to look for as your child gets better with their reading and ventures into chapter books: Larger fonts.  I … [Read more...]

Books & Products Kid Who Loves Greek Mythology #mythology #greekmythology

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My memory of 6th grade and the time I discovered D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths is so distinct to me.  I loved that book.  I read it cover to cover several times, earmarking favorite myths of mine.  I swore that someday I would study mythology, which probably seemed funny at the time but was no longer funny I declared Mythology to be my minor in … [Read more...]

New Hot Book Series for your 3rd-7th Grade Level Reader: Spirit Animals

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My 4th grade boy loved this book.  He stayed up two nights in a row reading Spirit Animals - Book 1 (Wild Born) ($7.79 for Hardcover) after we bought it at our Scholastic school book fair.  He's clearly taking after my love of sci-fi and fantasy as this is a cool series about teenage kids who can call their own "spirit animals" out once they come … [Read more...]