The Ultimate Guide to Childrens Books about the Olympics

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What are the best children's books to get them excited and informed about the 2014 Winter Olympics? But first, here are all winter sports that will be featured in this year's Olympics in Sochi. Olympic Winter Sports Alpine Skiing Biathlon Bobsleigh Cross Country Skiing Curling Figure Skating Freestyle Skiing Ice Hockey Luge Nordic Combined Short Track Speed … [Read more...]

14 Favorite Quotes from Children’s Books

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What are your favorite quotes from children's books? Here are some of mine for you to share on Facebook and Pinterest. If you don't see your favorite on here, please leave it in the comments. Favorite Quotes from Children's Books Roald Dahl quote from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory J.M. Barrie quote from Peter Pan Shel Silverstein quote Harry … [Read more...]

Beautiful iPad Story App: Rom and the Whale

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"Many years ago, before our parents and grandparents were born, there was a Kingdom of gypsies called Numia . . . " So begins the magical story of Prince Rom and the Whale of Dreams, an iPad picture book story app for children. In this beautifully illustrated and written story, we hear the whispers of the wind, the tinkling notes of music, and the lilting voice of a … [Read more...]

My Child is an Advanced Kindergartner, What Should She Read?

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Advanced Kindergartner Reader Question Dear Melissa, Hi there! I follow your blog and love it! I have a question for my daughter. She's a kindergartner. She can read just about anything put in front of her, but wants to read chapter books. But, she often gets overwhelmed by a lot of words on a page. Also, the comprehension skills need work. She'll fly through the words, … [Read more...]

Write a Gingerbread Story with Cookie Cutters

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Write a gingerbread story using your gingerbread men cookie cutters. (Today's writing prompt idea for kids is brought to you by gingerbread people who don't want to be eaten!) Write a Gingerbread Story After you make gingerbread cookies for the holidays, I have two more gingerbread ideas for you. First, read gingerbread stories. Second, write your own gingerbread … [Read more...]

New Picture Books for the Christmas Season

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Do you have a box of picture books for Christmas like we do? We love pulling it out and sharing stories during the month of December. I'm excited to share with you some new picture books that your whole family can enjoy! Picture Books for Christmas The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen, illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline You'll be drawn into this enchanting story … [Read more...]

Gifts for Kids: Children’s Books 2013

Book Gift Guide 2013

I've found the best books for kids to give as gifts this year. Books for all ages from 2 to 18! Here are my final picks, books that my kids and I have read and recommend. Enjoy!!    Best Books for Kids 2013 Board Books 1. Skip Hop Giraffe Safari Fold and Play Book for ages 12 months+. Fold and flip for fun. This unique origami-inspired toy is both a folding book and a … [Read more...]