Little People, BIG DREAMS

When I first saw the series Little People, BIG DREAMS on Netgalley.com, I wasn't all that interested as I thought that the books looked like they were aimed towards really young children. I was wrong. Today I finally downloaded one of them and was quite impressed by the content. Haven't heard of them? You should … Continue reading Little People, BIG DREAMS

Believing in Yourself – This is It

Thank you to @KidLitExchange for sharing a review copy of this book with me. All opinions are my own. Sometimes you have to read books twice to really get them. That was the case for me with Daria Peoples-Riley's new book, This is It. The story seems simple enough, a young girl has a dance … Continue reading Believing in Yourself – This is It

Ava’s Spectacular Spectacles

The other night, my 7 year old asked me to read her a few books that we had on our shelf that we hadn't read yet. For those who don't know, I'm an Independent Consultant with Usborne Books & More, so whenever new books come out, I purchase them, but I don't always find the … Continue reading Ava’s Spectacular Spectacles

Tide Pool Secrets

As a child, I loved visiting the tide pools. The wonderful sea anemones were always my favorites. I was very fortunate. I grew up in Los Angeles and I'm pretty sure that we took field trips to the Leo Carrillo State Park frequently and to learn about the amazing marine life that lived in tide … Continue reading Tide Pool Secrets

Bravo to the Bees!

As spring starts to head our way, we notice the important changes. The temperatures begin to warm, plants that had gone dormant during the winter months are beginning to sprout new growth, and in many places a yellow pollen covers the ground for a few weeks. While most people appreciate the colorful flowers and greenery … Continue reading Bravo to the Bees!

Interacting with Books – Usborne Books & More edition

Kids love interacting with books. Ever wonder why The Book with No Pictures has done so remarkably well? Kids think it is hysterical to make their parents say all kind of crazy things. So even when a grown-up thinks the book might be silly, that's the exact kind of book that a child will gravitate … Continue reading Interacting with Books – Usborne Books & More edition

Learning about Weather from Bel the Weather Girl

With all of the hurricanes swirling around the east coast, my girls and I were curious about weather, so we of course checked our local library. One series that we found does a really amazing job of taking complex weather systems and breaking them down in a way that any child can understand - Bel … Continue reading Learning about Weather from Bel the Weather Girl

The Branch – Sharing an Experience

I often pick up books at the library simply because they have that enticing yellow "new" sticker on them. I'm not sure exactly what drew me to "The Branch" by Mireille Messier and Pierre Pratt, but this is a wonderful book to share. What is extraordinary about this book is that it shows a special … Continue reading The Branch – Sharing an Experience

Hug it Out

Sibling love. Or rather, that constant scream a parent hears through the house - "Mommmmm!" If you have more than one child, there are bound to be times when you hear your children screaming at each other, unable to get along for one reason or another. Louis Thomas offers a great idea in his new … Continue reading Hug it Out

Finding Fun in Fairy Houses

At the beginning of summer one of our local libraries held an event where the children saw books about fairy and gnome houses and then were able to make them themselves. It was a marvelous activity that really got their creative juices flowing. The houses were made with all natural items and intended to be … Continue reading Finding Fun in Fairy Houses