Kids’ Book Review Day: “We Are in a Book!”

The "Elephant and Piggie" series by Mo Willems (author/illustrator) is another great book series near the top of our list!  We have collected many of them in hardback! Our favorite is We Are in a Book!  Here is what we like best about it (and the others as well):1.  VERY easy to read - Great for kids learning to read (only books my daughter would start with because they were interesting/funny to her)2.  Uses entertaining story lines - simple … [Read more...]

Kristin

ATTENTION!! – Usborne Book Giveaway at 100 Followers!

Get your friends to follow this site!!!  At 100 followers there will be an Usborne Book Giveaway!  All you need to do is be a follower of this site to enter!!!  Usborne is a company with fabulous educational books for kids!!!  Good luck!!! … [Read more...]

Kristin

Friday Discussion Day – Today’s Topic: Virtual Book Club

We are going to have our "Virtual Book Club" meetings on Friday nights at 8pm!  We can discuss on Twitter with a #hashtag that I will assign that week for the book.  Virtual Book Club will meet on-line once a month!  We can do the first Friday of the month!  This will make the first meeting on Friday, September 2, 2011!  We will meet from 8-9pm on Twitter!  Our first book will be Loving Frank by, Nancy Horan.  If you've already read it, please … [Read more...]

Kristin

What is Mommy Reading? – “Shanghai Girls”

I will be posting reviews of parenting books and of personal books I am reading!  For this first blog I am posting a review for Shanghai Girls, by Lisa See.  I read this book just a little while ago with one of my book clubs (I'm in two)!  It got good reviews from the club, and personally I really enjoyed the book!  I've been to Japan twice, so reading anything with an Asian influence and that discusses Asian culture I usually tend to find … [Read more...]

Kristin

Wordless Wednesday…..

Reading is for EVERYONE!!! … [Read more...]

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Helpful Tips on Teaching Kids to Read

Learning to read comes at all different ages.  Don't be worried if early on your child seems to be not at the exact same level as his/her peers.  Here are some tips to help kids become interested in reading and learn to read:1.  Keep books around the house!  If kids are surrounded by books, then they will become interested in wanting to pick one up and look at it.  My husband balks at the idea of having toys in the house, but books are one thing … [Read more...]

Kristin

Kids’ Book Review Day: We LOVE the Bear Books!

The "Bear Books" by Karma Wilson (author) and Jane Chapman (illustrator) are probably near the top of our list of family favorites!  We have collected all of them in hardback!  Here is what we like best about them:1.  Easy to read2.  Use repetitive phrases the kids can pick-up on, and then they can follow along with you3.  Great characters4.  Meaningful themes and lessons learned in each book5.  Illustrations are vibrant and detailedSaw they are … [Read more...]

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Weekly Site Format

MONDAY:  Kids' Book Review DayTUESDAY:  Tips/Advice/Research Reviews DayWEDNESDAY:  Wordless Wednesday DayTHURSDAY:  What is Mama Reading?  DayFRIDAY:  Discussion Fridays DayI will be following this format so you know what kind of posts to expect each day of the week!  Enjoy! … [Read more...]

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