14 Fabulous Christmas Books to Add to Your Collection

My love for holiday books (as my love for ALL books) stems from my mom. One of my favorite memories from childhood was getting into the basket of special books that we got out at the beginning of the Christmas season to look through the books I hadn't seen in a whole year! I love … Continue reading 14 Fabulous Christmas Books to Add to Your Collection

How to Code a Sandcastle – A Book to Introduce Kids to Code

We made our first summertime trip to the bookstore last week, and we picked up some awesome titles that I've had my eye on for a few weeks now. We also signed up for the Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Program! If we read eight books (which honestly we have already done since we went … Continue reading How to Code a Sandcastle – A Book to Introduce Kids to Code

A Perfectly Messed-Up Story – And Other Books to Teach Perseverance

I love it when a library book is great. I don't mean a library book you put on hold because you knew you wanted to read it, or one you set out to find, or even one you picked because you know the author is great. I mean just one you happened to pick up … Continue reading A Perfectly Messed-Up Story – And Other Books to Teach Perseverance

The Best Bedtime Books for Little Boys

Many of you are probably familiar with these books, but they are so good that I can't resist a post about them anyway. Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site; Steam Train, Dream Train; and Mighty, Mighty Construction SiteĀ are my absolute favorite bedtime books for little boys (or girls) ages 0 - 5. In fact, I decided to … Continue reading The Best Bedtime Books for Little Boys

A Book to Help Say Goodbye to a Pet

It has taken me a long time to write this one. I thought I would write it pretty quickly after Bea died, while the lesson of the book and my sons' reactions to it were fresh in my mind. But I couldn't. I'm not sure I am ready yet, but as I mentioned in my … Continue reading A Book to Help Say Goodbye to a Pet