• How To Setup Kindle FreeTime

    Setup Kindle FreeTime to Make E-Reading Safe for Kids

    Why use Kindle FreeTime? Why is it a good idea to use Kindle FreeTime for you kids? Is it not good enough for them to just use the Kindle without making it complicated? To answer these questions I will give you 3 good reasons to setup Kindle FreeTime. Your kids won’t have access to the store, and can’t purchase books by accident. You can pick which books they can read, and not worry about them reading non-age appropriate books. You can keep track of their reading progress, set them reading goals, and help them earn badges and rewards when they meet the goals. What is…

  • Song for a Whale Review: One of the Best Books I've Read Lately 20

    Song for a Whale Review: One of the Best Books I’ve Read Lately

    This book is amazing “He keeps singing this song, and everything in the ocean swims by him, as if he’s not there. He thinks no one understands him. I want to let him know he’s wrong about that.”  – Song for a Whale by Lynne Kelly Song for a Whale by Lynne Kelly has been one of the best books I’ve read in a while. It was just one of those books that moves you in some way. It had the ability to play with the heart stings. It made you feel what the characters are going through, and give you a different perspective. It…

  • Ivy & Bean Book Review

    Review of Ivy and Bean Book 1: Why your kids shouldn’t read it.

    Book review: Ivy and Bean I recently read Ivy and Bean by Annie Barrows. I remember having read the book before, when I was much younger, but I couldn’t seem to remember what it was about, if it was good or bad, I just knew I’d read it before. The book seemed promising. It was supposed to be a story about this little girl, named Bean who meets another girl named and Ivy, and they become fast friends. I thought it might be a little like Betsy-Tacy,which by the way I really enjoyed. However, though it started out very similar, both girls live on the same…

  • Perfect Picture Books for July 25

    Perfect Picture Books for July

    The summer is finally here and July has just started. I have compiled a list of picture books that are perfect to read in the summer, especially in July. I will put the entire list at the bottom of this post for quick reference. July picture books… [popup_anything id=”1989″]by Janet Stevens is another family favorite. Hare solves his family’s problems by tricking rich and lazy Bear in this funny, energetic version of an old slave story. With roots in American slave tales,  [popup_anything id=”1989″]celebrates the trickster tradition of using one’s wits to overcome hardship. [popup_anything id=”1985″]by Jez Alborough will get your children’s attention! While Farmer Dougal…