Sprouting Hope over Banned Books

This past week was Banned Book Week. I'm always amazed when I think about the volume of books that get challenged and banned. I can understand if parents think that material in some books might be too old for their child, but other than that, I think having conversations about the material rather than banning … Continue reading Sprouting Hope over Banned Books

Luna Loves Library Day

For Library Week, I wanted to end with a really special book that is about libraries and a love of books, but is also about daughter/dad time and dealing with divorce. Pretty heady topics, but perfectly done. Luna loves library day. She is all set to go with her library bag, library card, and books … Continue reading Luna Loves Library Day

Balderdash!

One of the best things that has come out of blogging is being a part of the blogging community of amazing children's literature reviewers. Learning about new books and getting other takes on how to encourage a love of books in all children is why I do this. Since we don't live in a city … Continue reading Balderdash!

In Praise of Your Local Librarian

National Library week occurs every year towards the beginning of April. I may have missed the actual celebration this year, but in my mind, we should always be celebrating the librarian, so I've put together a few outstanding nonfiction picture books about librarians for this week's nonfiction picture book challenge. One of my all time … Continue reading In Praise of Your Local Librarian

A book lover’s adventure

J has been on a great kick of reading a slightly wider variety of books these days. Not that she doesn't still love her fairy tale themed stories, but we are definitely taking a look at other options. Since she is truly a mini-me, she has the annoying habit of constantly adding to her to-read … Continue reading A book lover’s adventure

The Various Tales of Little Red Riding Hood

We all know the story of Little Red Riding Hood. A little girl is sent to deliver food to her sick grandma with the stern warning to stay on her path and not talk to strangers. On her way she meets a wolf who rushes to grandma's house, eats her, then tricks and eats Little … Continue reading The Various Tales of Little Red Riding Hood

classic chapter books

I haven't been posting much recently because J has gotten sucked into the world of Harry Potter. I encouraged her to start reading book 1 with me just after Halloween to try something outside of her normal style and she just finished book 2 tonight. What started as me doing most of the reading, and … Continue reading classic chapter books

Hanukkah round-up part 2 – Our Favorite Tales

Oh Hanukkah, Oh Hanukkah Come light the menorah A holiday with lots of books, The kids keep screaming more-a Gather in a circle, I'll read you a book Make-believe and magic, come on take a look... Okay, so the song is cheesy, but Hanukkah is one of the few Jewish holidays that really has a … Continue reading Hanukkah round-up part 2 – Our Favorite Tales

biographies of three strong women

I am always on the lookout for something new to strike J's fancy. Since starting this blog, I also look for books that I think are cool. I found these books from a variety of sources and was thrilled when our local library had them. I know that J liked one of these books, but … Continue reading biographies of three strong women

Chapter Books for Young Girls – Fairies, Princesses and other Magical Beings

When I started this blog, a big impetus was because my daughter is advanced in her reading abilities and finding books that are age appropriate and yet still challenging is incredibly complicated. There are tons of great books out there, but it can be overwhelming to find books to keep kids occupied that are not … Continue reading Chapter Books for Young Girls – Fairies, Princesses and other Magical Beings