BOOK REVIEW: Three Cups of Tea: Young Reader’s Edition

BOOK REVIEW: Three Cups of Tea: Young Reader’s Edition

[amazon_link asins=’0142414123′ template=’CopyOf-ProductAd’ store=’fresnofamilyc-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’b18b80ad-e383-11e7-9280-050600f6c943′] Three Cups of Tea: Young Reader’s Edition by Greg Mortenson My rating: 4 of 5 stars My kids and I (age 9 boy, 14 girl) really enjoyed this book. I know there’s a lot of controversy around it and the lies the author has told and mismanagement of funds…but it doesn’t detract from what […]

BOOK REVIEW: Dear Dr. Bell…Your Friend, Helen Keller

BOOK REVIEW: Dear Dr. Bell…Your Friend, Helen Keller

[amazon_link asins=’0590486780′ template=’CopyOf-ProductAd’ store=’fresnofamilyc-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’d01a1df0-e384-11e7-b0d3-1bc94e105388′] Dear Dr. Bell…Your Friend, Helen Keller by Judith St. George My rating: 4 of 5 stars Wow. This is a fascinating book! I had NO idea Alexander Graham Bell and Helen Keller were such good friends…or friends at all! And everyone I’ve talked to about this book was surprised as well! My kids and […]

BOOK REVIEW: Who Was Amelia Earhart?

BOOK REVIEW: Who Was Amelia Earhart?

[amazon_link asins=’0448428563′ template=’CopyOf-ProductAd’ store=’fresnofamilyc-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’8968606e-e3a4-11e7-b9d9-1b179a6f03f1′] Who Was Amelia Earhart? by Kate Boehm Jerome My rating: 4 of 5 stars This was an excellent intro to Amelia Earhart! It made us (myself and my 14 and 9yr old) fascinated by this young woman’s life! Now I need to find a good documentary to supplement this book! This book was well […]

BOOK REVIEW: Mr. Revere and I: Being an Account of certain Episodes in the Career of Paul Revere,Esq. as Revealed by his Horse

BOOK REVIEW: Mr. Revere and I: Being an Account of certain Episodes in the Career of Paul Revere,Esq. as Revealed by his Horse

[amazon_link asins=’0316517291′ template=’CopyOf-ProductAd’ store=’fresnofamilyc-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’685fe174-e3b1-11e7-acd9-bd9ee1a58806′] Mr. Revere and I: Being an Account of certain Episodes in the Career of Paul Revere,Esq. as Revealed by his Horse by Robert Lawson My rating: 4¬†of 5 stars   This is a really neat historical fiction book written from the perspective of Paul Revere’s horse! He even gets to know things you wouldn’t […]

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 […]

My Voracious Reader & BOOK REVIEWS!

My Voracious Reader & BOOK REVIEWS!

Do you have a voracious reader in your home? Is he a boy around age 7/8yrs old? My nearly 8yr old son is just devouring books lately! The problem is finding books that are high enough quality for him, on a topic that interests him. He does enjoy the [amazon_textlink asin=’0375849912′ text=’Magic Tree House Series’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’homeschoolrealm-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’81e90f1d-3171-11e8-bb8d-8d6b6288e9f9′] , […]

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 […]

MUSIC REVIEW: Hope Harris, Cousins Jamboree

MUSIC REVIEW: Hope Harris, Cousins Jamboree

[amazon_link asins=’B003YI1OSM’ template=’CopyOf-ProductAd’ store=’homeschoolrealm-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’2116a685-314f-11e8-99a0-07744a09d4ac’] I am happy to say that after many months of no new cds to recommend (after many submissions), I’ve finally got another great kids cd to share with y’all! Let me tell ya, I get a LOT of cd submissions for review…and VERY FEW are what I would deem worthy of a recommend. Some […]

BOOK REVIEW: The Peaceful Classroom

This is a curriculum book that no preschool teacher (or homeschooler) should be without! Each activity even includes what center it could be used at! (Circle time, Art area, etc.) It lists words that you can introduce to the children through the activity, as well as what to do, what you need, what to do for more, & involving parents! […]

BOOK REVIEW: Mudpies to Magnets

Another terrific preschool curriculum book! This book is divided into topic areas…”Science Center Activities,” “Construction & Measurement,” “Circle Time…” etc…Age appropriateness is mentioned, as well as words to introduce, things you’ll need, what to do, & what to do for more. A good book for bringing science into the preschool classroom! Many of the activities can also be adjusted for […]

BOOK REVIEW: Positive Discipline

This is the book we used at the high quality preschool I used to teach at, years ago. I HIGHLY recommend this form of discipline because I’ve seen it work. The main concept in this discipline is RESPECT. Not just children respecting parents, but parents respecting children! Also check out the Positive Discipline website. This philosophy uses age appropriate expectations […]

BOOK REVIEW: The Baby Book

The original Dr. Sears book…attachment parenting guru. Learn all about caring for baby the natural way. Dr. Sears encourages parents to trust their instincts & love their babies above all else. You won’t find any of the harsh practices of “cry it out” or ignoring your babies needs which are prevalent in most mainstream baby books these days. This is […]

BOOK REVIEW: Nighttime Parenting

As always, Dr. Sears (aka attachment parenting “guru”) wrote a very informative & enjoyable book! Very different from the Ferber & Ezzo philosophies…Sears is more of a “gently to sleep” advocate. This book is a keeper! All parents face these issues of sleep with their children…here’s a book that gives you an alternative to the heart-wrenching “cry it out” method. […]