Fun Adventure Book Series for Kids + a Giveaway

    Recently, my daugher has been very focused on reading books from the fantasy genre and I'm sure you know how kids can quickly become obsessed with a specific type of book.  I've been looking for good books in va...
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New Christmas Books that Will Inspire Kids this Holiday

I love reading new books, especially new Christmas books that I can share with the kids!Now don't get me wrong, we certainly have our favorites at this time of the year -- you can see many of them on the 30 Books about Your Favorite Christm...
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Painting Trees through the Seasons

  Today is our Poppins Book Nook club and this month we are celebrating the four seasons.  Each month, a group of creative bloggers shares some excellent kids books based on the monthly theme and matches them with some fun proje...
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Build a Personal Digital Library for Your Kids

I am being compensated by Bookboard for sharing my thoughts on their digital library.  As always, all opinions are my own -- I only share programs that we really love and can highly recommend! Last month, we signed up for a free t...
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14 Cozy Picture Books for Autumn

Gorgeous Fall themed books that kids love to cozy up with this season!I love fall - love, love, love it! The cooler temps, beautiful colors and the smell of the air.  And one of my favorite things to do in the fall is to move our ...
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Awesome Science Books for Kids + a Giveaway

  Welcome to our End of Summer Keep the Kids Reading giveaway!  Our wonderful hosts - Mother Daughter Book Reviews and Youth Literature Reviews - have coordinated more than 60+ blogs that love reading & kids lit for an aweso...
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Learn Your ABC's on an Architecture Scavenger Hunt

I'm sure you can remember yourself singing the ABC song at some point in your life.  It's one of the most popular and well-known songs {in fact, just my mention probably has it running through your head right now}. As parents, we devo...
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Freight Train Color Matching Activity for Kids

  We're back with the Online Book Club for Kids -- this month's featured author is Donald Crews. Some of our favorite books from Donald Crews include his transporation stories - with vibrant colors and simple text, kids love to learn...
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Kids Love a Curse: Fun Non-fiction Stories to Engage Young Readers

Both of my kids are huge fans of non-fiction books & stories.  When they were younger, neither was interested interested in the fiction readers that came home from school.  It was a big struggle to get them to practice reading...
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8 Beach Books, Crafts & Activities for Kids

Beach books, crafts and activities for kids to do this summer!Don't you just love a day at the beach?There are so many things to do!The smell of the air, the warm sand and the hunt for shells -- yep, that's what I call some summer fun!We ha...
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Summer Book Exchange: Owl & Mouse Activities

We were involved in a wonderful book exchange program this summer that was coordinated by my friend Kim from The Educator's Spin on It.  The Summer Book Exchange included 30 bloggers who each chose a great book for summer reading, cre...
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15 Amazing Vintage Summer Reads for Kids

I'm a huge fan of kids lit! I know, no surprise there if you've read even a few of my posts which include more than 70 themed Book Lists for Kids.But even more than kids stories, I'm a big lover of vintage & classic children's book...
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Map Activities for Kids & Summer Reading

We're having some fun with maps this summer!  I love using maps as a learning tool with the kids.  Maps help teach geography, directions, reading skills and so much more. Previously, I shared Why Every Home Needs a Map - 7 Fun Wa...
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16 Zoo Animal Books for Children

16 Zoo Animal Books for Children

Enjoy these wonderful picture & chapter books about zoo animals before your next visit!One of the most popular activities that I've seen on many summer bucket lists (including ours!) is a visit to the zoo! We can't wait to head out...
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Creating Your Own Dinosaur Dig & Learning about Paleontology

  Today we’re featuring our book/activity idea for the Poppins Book Nook, a monthly book club that introduces new books and hands-on fun for your kids.  This month’s theme is Dinosaurs and we’ll be connecting with a number...
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