Book of the week: I Wonder What’s Under There?

Book of the week: I Wonder What’s Under There?

[amazon_link asins=’0152766529′ template=’CopyOf-ProductAd’ store=’homeschoolrealm-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’6805635b-4b15-11e8-9732-ff839c00b33f’] I love this book! I think I got it years ago…long before children…from the bargain section of Borders Books (I miss them!) when I was working there. It was so intriguing, I couldn’t resist! The idea of underwear throughout history!! It’s a cute little lift the flap sort of popup style picture book that […]

Book of the Week: Poetry Speaks to Children

Book of the Week: Poetry Speaks to Children

[amazon_link asins=’B00BP0N7CW’ template=’CopyOf-ProductAd’ store=’homeschoolrealm-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’be234ff0-3214-11e8-bf5d-e39bd828ec97′] I’ve had this book for years…I believe it was given to me to review on another website of mine, but I’ve since forgotten. I never got into it because I’m just not really a poetry person. But I’ve recently gotten all about Julie Bogart’s “Brave Writer Lifestyle“, and along with that comes “Poetry Teatime.” […]

Book of the Week: Amy’s Light

Book of the Week: Amy’s Light

[amazon_link asins=’1584691298′ template=’CopyOf-ProductAd’ store=’homeschoolrealm-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’e6ae34da-320d-11e8-b33b-d3f2c4917e5b’] This is a lovely little story of a little girl bringing fireflies into her room, to chase away the darkness. Told in rhyming verse with absolutely GORGEOUS pictures, this enchanting tale would be especially wonderful for those of you that actually live in areas that have fireflies. Sadly, we don’t have them where I […]

Book of the week: The Garden

Book of the week: The Garden

This book is called “The Garden” in the UK, and “Under the Moon” in the US. Same book. The one I have is called “Under the Moon”. I noticed on Amazon it’s harder to find under that title…but you can look for that title as well… [amazon_link asins=’B01FEP3084′ template=’CopyOf-ProductAd’ store=’homeschoolrealm-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’6e10ed5f-2d65-11e8-b7c2-83558b422c6f’] I discovered this book because I have another […]

Book of the Week: My Painted House, My Friendly Chicken, And Me

Book of the Week: My Painted House, My Friendly Chicken, And Me

This book is a little young for my kids, but I just adore it. It’s by Maya Angelou! [amazon_link asins=’0375825673′ template=’CopyOf-ProductAd’ store=’homeschoolrealm-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’c5333281-2ca6-11e8-bf4d-554abbf6a804′] It’s super cute…full of bright, colorful photographs. The story takes place in a village in South Africa, with a little 8 year old girl named Thandi, whose best friend is a chicken. It’s told in the […]

BOOK REVIEW: Lives of the Scientists

BOOK REVIEW: Lives of the Scientists

[amazon_link asins=’0544810872′ template=’CopyOf-ProductAd’ store=’fresnofamilyc-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’4ef21b38-e3b3-11e7-9192-79c83aaf7e60′] This is an excellent children’s nonfiction book that shares short info on the lives of a selection of scientists throughout history. It is sort of a picture book, in the sense that it has a picture on nearly every page, but much more words that you’d normally see in a picture book. The scientists […]

BOOK SERIES REVIEW: Great world cultures book series: A Child’s Day

[amazon_link asins=’1847801994′ template=’CopyOf-ProductAd’ store=’fresnofamilyc-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’ec895c55-e3b5-11e7-ac3a-1739a47a9fd5′]Found this book at the library while researching books on China to use with this idea of Homeschooling with The Amazing Race, as discussed in our podcast episode #19.   This series is full of beautifully done photo picture books depicting a child from a foreign (as in, non-American) city/village. Each book is a different […]

BOOK REVIEW: A Wizard from the Start

BOOK REVIEW: A Wizard from the Start

I am practically obsessed with finding nonfiction picture books. The vast majority of the nonfiction books for children that I’m finding at the library tend to be essentially mini-textbooks. Dry and boring. However, I’m delighted to see there seems to also be a fair amount of nonfiction in an appealing picture book format! [amazon_link asins=’B003V4B4R0′ template=’CopyOf-ProductAd’ store=’homeschoolrealm-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’90161870-3172-11e8-9d7c-8f40ac384c1c’]This is […]

BOOK REVIEW: Butterfly House

This is a touching story of a little girl who rescues a caterpillar & decides to raise it to adulthood. With the help of her grandpa, she builds a beautiful “Butterfly House,” & cares for the caterpillar as it goes through it’s metamorphosis. A great book for introducing the concepts of metamorphosis & caring for nature’s creatures. And the illustrations […]