Pranking a Prankster

I'm not one for pranks and have never been fond of April Fool's Day, but there are a lot of people who are quite amazing at pulling off pranks. We all know someone who excels at this. I think their minds just work differently. While it isn't always funny to have a prank pulled on … Continue reading Pranking a Prankster

Making animal facts fun!

Did you know that animals tongues perform a wide array of uses? I knew a few of them, but in the new book, Terrific Tongues! by Maria Gianferrari, we get to learn a wide array of how animals use their tongues. * Thank you to the Kid Lit Exchange for a review copy of this … Continue reading Making animal facts fun!

My Rotten Stepbrother Ruined….

Any reader of this blog knows that we have a fascination with fairy tales. We also really love fractured fairy tales or the notion of taking a look at classic stories and re-imagining them. My 11 year old actually is planning on writing one of her own. So when the #KidLitExchange posted My Rotten Stepbrother … Continue reading My Rotten Stepbrother Ruined….

Payback on Poplar Lane

Thank you to @kidlitexchange and Viking Books for the preview copy of Payback on Poplar Lane. All opinions are my own. I will admit that I tend to gravitate toward realistic fiction, historic fiction, and fantasy. But I also think that reading outside of you or comfort zone is important, which is why I encourage … Continue reading Payback on Poplar Lane

The World’s Greatest Adventure Machine

My younger daughter asked me what kind of books I like to read most the other day. She asked if I liked fiction, realistic fiction, or non-fiction. I had to think about that question for a while because I really had a hard time making a decision. I realized that these days, I seem to … Continue reading The World’s Greatest Adventure Machine

Little Red & the Very Hungry Lion

A few years ago I wrote a post called "The Various Tales of Little Red Riding Hood" about retellings of the well known story. It actually gets the most hits of any blog post that I've written. While I'm not on the hunt for more stories about the crimson clad kid, if a great story … Continue reading Little Red & the Very Hungry Lion

for the love of grandma and a good museum

As I mentioned in my last post, there was recently a blog sharing event about picture books that I completely enjoyed. I'm still trying to make my way through all of the outstanding entries.ย Carrie Gelson of There is a Book for Thatย posted a great list of books that showed connections across generations.ย I really enjoyed that … Continue reading for the love of grandma and a good museum