The Adventures of Alfie Onion

I am often shocked at how good books aimed at kids are these days. The one area that is still struggling, but getting better all the time, is books aimed at young readers who are quite strong. These are often considered transitional books and will have fewer pages and sometimes contain some pictures. So when... Continue Reading →

Katie Kazoo, Switcheroo

My 7 year old adores audio books. She falls asleep to them every night and sometimes does art projects while listening to them. My 10 year old has enjoyed them since she was about the same age, but she only listened to books she had already read whereas my younger child likes to listen first.... Continue Reading →

Good books for Young Readers

Summer is progressing beautifully. J really needed a break from school and has enjoyed spending a ton of time reading her books and listening to audio books. I think that she is enjoying timing herself to see how long she is reading. It is almost comical, when I signed her up for our local library... Continue Reading →

Reading Ron Roy

I realized the other day that I have really been focusing on picture books and not giving any updates on the chapter books that J is reading. Granted, a big part of this is because she is so obsessed with Harry Potter that she reads them over and over and over again leaving little room... Continue Reading →

Hop on the Magic School Bus

There is nothing better than hearing your child get super excited by something that they are reading. I love when J finds a book that grabs her so much that she has to rush and tell me details right away. Even more so when what she is so excited about are actual facts that I... Continue Reading →

books with girls that don’t alienate boys

Part of my motivation behind creating this blog was to find, and help other find, quality books for kids to read. While reading some of the other outstanding blogs out there with similar goals, I found this very interesting post about looking for books that include strong female characters. The twist is that the post... Continue Reading →

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