What is Mommy Reading? – “The Reader”

"The Reader," by Bernhard Schlink, was an Oprah Book Club selection in February 1999.  It is a very intriguing and quick read.  It shows an interesting development between two characters during postwar Germany.  It is a story of love and secrets, and shows how situations can bring strangers together in interesting ways.     Here is a description of the book (book is 224 pages): "When he falls ill on his way home from school, fifteen-year-old … [Read more...]

Kristin

Wordless Wednesday Book Hunt – WIN $5 Barnes & Noble Gift Card

Name this Book Cover (only a portion of the cover shown)To WIN your $5 Barnes & Noble Gift Card, you MUST be a Google Friend Connect (GFC) follower on this blog.  If you are not, just click on it on the right sidebar to become a follower!Same Rules as Last Week to Win (with some bonuses)!!!1.  MANDATORY: Be a GFC follower and leave me a comment stating that "You are a follower and are sending me a guess via email." - DO NOT WRITE YOUR ANSWER IN … [Read more...]

Kristin

What is Mommy Reading? – “The Shack”

Obviously I was inspired to review this book from yesterday's Book Hunt picture!  The Shack, by Wm. Paul Young, was an amazing read and a very unexpected read.  I had to read this for a book club selection, and I had no idea what this book was going to be about.  I thought it was going to be some sort of murder mystery, but instead it was a journey into religion.  I thought it explained religious views in ways I have never thought about them … [Read more...]

Kristin

Wordless Wednesday Book Hunt – WIN $5 Dunkin’ Donuts Gift Card

Name this Book Cover (only a portion of the cover shown)!To WIN your $5 Dunkin' Donuts Gift Card, you MUST be a Google Friend Connect (GFC) follower on this blog.  If you are not, just click on it on the right sidebar to become a follower!The first GFC follower that gets the correct book title in the comment section will win!  PLEASE put your email in the comment section as well so I can get in touch with you if you are the winner!GOOD LUCK!!! … [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

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...]

Kristin