Fabulous Dragon Books for Kids

What were your favorite dragon books when you were growing up?    When my kids asked me this question, I was stumped.  I’ve been reading about one hundred books a year ever since I remember, but I couldn’t remember reading…
15 Books About Shadows To Inspire Young Scientists

Children are innately curious about the world around them, especially when those things are a little mysterious.  Shadows satisfy both these requirements by being part of our life and by creating suspense. Is it a monster or a teddy bear…
Nadia Activity Pack

Nadia: the Girl who couldn’t sit still by Karlin Gray is a picture book biography of Nadia Comaneci published this month by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.  Nadia Comaneci, who is 55 years old today, is a legendary Romanian gymnast, who will…
Best Books about Goats for Kids

International Goat Day is coming up in June and to do our share in learning more about this little understood animal (no, goats do not eat tin cans, they are actually very intelligent) we have gathered the best books about goats…
20+ Delightful twists on the Three Little Pigs

When I was a little girl, the story of The Three Little Pigs was about your life’s priorities, about doing one’s best and about the fact that dedication and hard work win the day.  The first two little pigs built…
Who needs another Cinderella Book?

When I walked into the library last week and noticed a new Cinderella book on the display shelf I knew exactly what I had to do.  No, I did not, scream and run away. Nor did I cover my kids’ eyes…
Counting Books + Activities: Developing Early Math Skills

  Counting Books and book-based simple math activites are cornerstones of our first math curriculum.  It’s a fun way to learn and this approach allows to develop mathematical understanding in a natural context.  From counting muffins to eyes of a fox,…
The Funniest Thanksgiving Books We Ever Read

  Quality time on a Thanksgiving Day doesn’t have to be limited to food and games on TV.  You can spread the cheer and chase away stress by reading funny Thanksgiving books. Writing about funny books is intimidating.  I feel the extra…
Second Grade Reading List

  Sparking interest in reading has always been right at the top of my To Do list as a parent.  Not only because it’s great for knowledge, memory, focus, concentration, mental stimulation, and vocabulary, but because books are a great bonding experience.  Being together…
The Funniest Halloween Books We Have Ever Read

It has been observed by many wise men and women (the names elude me now) that laughter is the best medicine.  It has even been recorded that laughter can prevent stretch marks, cure diarrhea and fix a bad case of halitosis.  I…