A Hide-and-Seek book, Paris Style

My younger daughter is obsessed with all things Paris. I am not sure how this love affair started, but it is fun to watch it grow.ย  At some point, we were given the book Paris Hide-And-Seek: For Readers with Sharp Eyes! and it has become one of our absolute favorites! The book is simple enough, … Continue reading A Hide-and-Seek book, Paris Style

A Ticket Around the World

Encouraging kids to travel and be aware of the larger world around them is a really important thing. Natalie Diaz and Melissa Owens did a fabulous job introducing kids to 12 different countries plus the United States in their book A Ticket Around the World. We've had this book sitting on our shelves for a … Continue reading A Ticket Around the World

Touring London with a Cat

My older daughter is heading to London this summer with her grandfather. Just in time, Usborne books published the really fun book Kitty Kat, Kitty Kat, Where Have you Been - London. As you may recall, the original poem is quite simple and goes like this: Pussy cat, pussy cat, where have you been? I've … Continue reading Touring London with a Cat

Priceless Gifts

We learn many things from folk stories and fairy tales. Once passed down from generation to generation by word of mouth and then in written form, they are becoming less of a staple in the stories that are read to children. An important message that flows through many old tales is that good things come … Continue reading Priceless Gifts

Under the Same Sun

Sharon Robinson invites us to travel with her to Tanzania in her book Under the Same Sun published by Scholastic Press. This lushly illustrated book is based on a family trip that Robinson and her mother took to Africa to visit her brother and his family and to celebrate her mother's 85th birthday. Robinson is … Continue reading Under the Same Sun

The Adventures of Harry & Bella

I'm not posting a ton these days, but that doesn't mean that we are not reading. I'm just trying to do too many things and running out of time. One series that we happened to stumble upon at the library has definitely topped our list lately. The series is called "The Adventures of Bella and … Continue reading The Adventures of Harry & Bella