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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 →

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 →

Billy and the Mini Monsters

Looking for a fun series for kids who are just getting comfortable with longer books? I finally got a chance to read the first book in the Billy and the Mini Monsters series and it is fun! "Billy is an ordinary boy until one night he finds five mini monsters living in his sock drawer.... Continue Reading →

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 →

I Yam a Donkey – Making Grammar Fun

Teaching children grammar doesn't have to be boring. In the same vein as the book Eats, Shoots and Leaves, Cece Bell has created a winner in I Yam a Donkey. This book helps children see the difference in saying "I Yam" versus "I am," comically explained to a donkey by a yam. The donkey in... Continue Reading →

A Gathering of Goldies

I love taking a look at different versions of well known fairy tales. While the originals are a force to be reckoned with, there is such a wealth of creativity when authors dream up alternate versions of stories that we know by heart. Recently, we decided to take a look at a wide variety of... Continue Reading →

Celebrating Roald Dahl

Today is Roald Dahl day. The comedic genius would have turned 100 today! We have had a long fascination with Dahl so I thought it was appropriate to share J's summer reading project today since it focused on one of his books. Roald Dahl wasn't a big part of my childhood, but J has really... Continue Reading →

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