The Best Books to Read at the Breakfast Table

When do you do storytime at your house? I know most families (ours included!) choose to read right before naptime or bedtime.  The kids are winding down and it's a great opportunity to snuggle up with a story. That's usually when we ...
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15 Books We Can't Wait to Read in 2015

As am sure you know, we are big readers at our house.  And as readers, do you know what's worse than dropping an ice cream cone around here?  Waiting for the next book from a much loved author or illustrator to come out! Serious...
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20 Fun Island Activities for Kids

Right now, it's 2 degrees outside and I am *wishing* for a day at the beach. Anyone else with me? There's nothing more fun that turning a day on its heels and just totally doing the opposite of what's around you. Like 'visiting an island...
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14 Wonderful Winter Books for Kids & Teens

We knew it would arrive at some point - colder temps are upon us.  In our house, cold weather is synonymous with curling up with a good book (or two!).  There's just something about a classic winter book that screams 'grab a...
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Gifting Books as Adventures

A number of years ago, we started a tradition at our house -- giving books for Christmas.  Each year, our kids get to open one of their gifts early -- oh yea, they love that!  When they come home on their first day of holiday br...
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Ideas for Connecting Nature with Books: A Year in the Secret Garden

Have you ever read a book with the kids and thought "Wow!  I wish there was something more that we could do with the story." ? Than boy do we have an awesome post for you today! One of our amazing friends has created a book of extens...
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The Best Early Reader Books with Seasonal Themes

Entice your kids into more reading time with these fun holiday-themed Early Reader (ER) books & tips that are perfect for beginner readers!I've shared before about some of the struggles we had when our kids first started reading indepen...
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Classic Children's Books for Every Season

Do you introduce vintage and classic books to your kids? You know, those books we so LOVED as children during a time when the characters set off on their own adventures and didn't have cell phones, or tv in some cases, so they had to make ...
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Around the World in 30 Books -- A Trip Across the Globe

Use this great list of picture books about countries & cities around the world to raise a global citizen! I don't know when it started but I've always been fascinated with maps, globes and learning about places around the world.  I...
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20 Children's Books Told via Snail Mail & Letters

Wonderful picture books about mail & letters for kids who love the idea of 'snail mail'!I know that so many of us live in the world of text messages and emails but let's face it, young kids LOVE snail mail!While we get bills, unwanted a...
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Science for Kids:  Books & Websites for Biology Projects

Science for Kids: Books & Websites for Biology Projects

Websites & books focusing on animal, plany and human biology that are perfect for any home or school biology project!We are kicking off a new series today and I am SUPER excited! For the next six weeks, Trisha from Inspiration Labo...
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Honey Bee Activities and Books for Kids

Learn about honey bees with these activities, books and fun facts!Today we are traveling the country with Charlie, who is the star of a great Search & Find book series titled Travels with Charlie. This virtual road trip was organized by...
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25 Books for Your Backpack: Nature & Field Guides for Kids

May 12th - 18th is Children's Book Week so of course I thought we should celebrate with a new booklist -- a slew of great ones that encourage the kids to get outside & explore nature this summer!  Once the kids finish school, put ...
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8 Awesome Ocean Animal Books & Crafts

We're gearing up for our annual family vacation and this year we are heading for the coast and hoping to see some ocean animals!  Woohoo!  Being from the dead middle of the U.S. means that we're all pretty excited about spending...
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Marvelous Books for Mother's Day

Today we're celebrating all things Mom.  Mother's Day is a time when kids express how much they appreciate all the things Moms do for them all year round.  Homemade cards for Mom, hand-picked flowers and maybe even breakfast in b...
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