• Letters From Father Christmas

    Beautiful Christmas Books That Evoke Generosity and Kindness

    Beautiful Christmas Books for the Whole Family It’s almost December again and that means it’s time to share a round-up post of some favorite Christmas books.  There are so many beautiful Christmas books to choose from, and because of this, the following list is fairly lengthy. At the end, therefore, you will find a printable list of all the titles I will mention. The Legend of the Candy Cane by Lori Walburg The Legend of the Candy Cane by Lori Walburg is one of my favorite Christmas picture books. It is one that I received as a gift for St. Nicholas Day many years ago,…

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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…

  • Kids Books Being Adapted Into Movies

    Kids Books Being Adapted into Movies

    Who Doesn’t Love a Good Book Turned into a Movie? I am really excited to share with you a list of children’s books that are being made into movies this year. There are one or two in particular that I am pumped up about. I would love to hear from you, which one you are the most excited about. Let me know in the comment section below. Now for the list! The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate If you haven’t read The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate, then I strongly suggest you do. It is a wonderful book. You can read…

  • Audiobooks Are Vaild

    5 Reasons Audiobooks Are Valid

    Listening to audiobooks is not cheating! Do you or your kids find it hard to take time out of the day to dedicate to reading? You see other people that read over a hundred books a year and you just think ‘I could never do that!’ There is a solution to the problem. That solution is audiobooks! Yes listening to audiobooks counts as reading. Believe me. It’s not cheating! A good percentage of the books I read, is through audiobooks. You can listen to them while cooking, cleaning, gardening and so many other tasks.  And let’s not forget the kiddos. Most kids have a comprehension level that is…

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    3 Brand New Children’s Books to Add to Your Collection

    Who Doesn’t Love New Books? Over the past two months, three books came out that I am very excited to get my hands on. I also can’t wait for some of the new kids books coming out next month, one of  which I will mention later on in this post. But first, I will share with you the 3 brand new releases I am referring to. 1. Just Like Beverly by Viki Conrad Just Like Beverly by Viki Conrad is a picture book biography of Beverly Cleary, intended for children of all ages. I have had the privilege of reading this one already, as it came…

  • 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…

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    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…