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    7 Picture Books About Gardening That Kids Will Love

    Finding lovely picture books about gardening is not hard Today is the first official day of spring! When I think of spring, my mind automatically turns to gardening. I have gardened with my mother for pretty much as long as I can remember. It has always been part of our late winter/early spring routine to plan the garden, start seeds indoors, waiting for the soil to thaw so that we can prepare the garden beds and transplant the little seedlings. Gardening is really great thing to do if you have the space and resources to do so. Getting the kids involved is even better.  Gardening…

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    5 Wonderful Spring Picture Books

    Springtime is almost here! Springtime is right around the corner – maybe. If you live in Western Canada like I do, then it doesn’t ‘look’ like spring until May or June. Fresh snow is still falling every other day here, and we haven’t seen the grass in months, but that’s why spring books are so great, right? Does it look like spring where you live? It may not look like spring here yet, and it might not for a while, but spring themed picture books can get you in the mood for spring. They all look so fresh and bright and make you think of…

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    Book Review |Pages & Co. Book 2|Tilly and the Lost Fairy Tales

    “Books aren’t interested in who is reading them… A book will welcome any reader; any age, any background, any point of view. Books don’t care if you can’t understand every word in them, or if you want to skip bits or reread bits. Books welcome everyone who wants to explore them, and thankfully no one has ever worked out a way to stop that.” – Anna James, Tilly and the Lost Fairytales Pages & Co. 2 | Tilly and the Lost Fairy Tales Today I want to show you a fairly recently published book, and quickly give you some of my thoughts about it. The…

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    Book Review |Pages & Co. 1| Tilly and the Book Wanderers

    “Are the things in your imagination less real than the things in front of you? Is this rose more real than you? Do the books you’ve read mean less to you because they haven’t really happened to you? Do daydreams at midday or nightdreams at midnight mean nothing?”  – Anna James, Tilly and the Bookwanderers Pages & Co. 1 | Tilly and the Bookwanderers Eleven-year-old Matilda Pages or Tilly has lived with her grandparents in their bookshop, Pages & Co. ever since her mother’s mysterious disappearance shortly after Tilly was born. Just merely living in a bookshop with access to almost any book you want to…

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    The Perfect Books for Introducing Young Children to Anne of Green Gables

    Perfect Books for Introducing Anne Shirley to Young Children Welcome back to another post in the Month of Anne Blog Post Series! If you missed the last post in this series called Anne Around the World: Copies of Anne From Around the Globe, you can find it here. In this post we will be looking at some books for young children that will make them almost instantly fall in love with Anne Shirley.  Books for a very first introduction to Anne These first few books are perfect for a very first introduction to Anne Shirley. Why not start them young, right? Here are a few…

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    Book Review | Anne Arrives|A Sweet Retelling of the Classic

    Anne Arrives Adapted by Kallie George Anne Arrives adapted by Kallie George is a sweet retelling of Anne of Green Gables intended for young readers. This is the first book of a series by Kallie George. The second book is this series is called Anne’s Kindred Spirits. Anne Arrives starts at the very beginning with Mrs. Rachel Lynde spying out of her window, only to discover her neighbor, the quiet Mr. Matthew Cuthbert riding by in his buggy. This is very unusual for him. He never goes anywhere without Mrs. Lynde knowing about it! She must go over and visit Marilla Cuthbert, Matthew’s sister, and find out…

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    100 Books for 100 Years Challenge – Books 1 Through 30

    This post may contain affiliate links “On the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month 1918, the guns of World War One fell silent.” This year’s Remembrance Day, coming up in just over a week is very significant. It will mark 100 years since the Great War ended. To commemorate that, I will attempt to present to you in the days leading up to Remembrance Day with 100 children’s books that take place during either World War One, or World War Two. For the full list without pictures or description, scroll right down to the bottom of the post.   To begin…