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

Three Cups of Tea: Young Reader’s Edition by Greg Mortenson 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 […]

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

Dear Dr. Bell…Your Friend, Helen Keller by Judith St. George 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 […]

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BOOK REVIEW: Lives of the Scientists

Lives of the Scientists: Experiments, Explosions (and What the Neighbors Thought), by Kathleen Krull 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 […]

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

Yikang’s Day: From Dawn to Dusk in a Chinese City, by Sungwan So 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 […]

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BOOK REVIEW: Blast Off to Earth!: A Look at Geography

Blast off to Earth!: A Look at Geography, by Loreen Leedy This book was so cute and fun! A class of kid robots from space visit the Earth on a field trip. A robot guide narrates info about the planet, […]

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BOOK REVIEW: Many Creatures, A Song about Animal Classifications

Many Creatures, A Song about Animal Classifications, by Laura Purdie Salas This is a cute little picture book that details all the animal classifications: mammals, amphibians, fish, birds, reptiles, and insects…to the tune of “Clementine.” There’s even a website that […]

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BOOK REVIEW: The Blues Go Birding Across America

The Blues Go Birding Across America, by Carol Malnor This is an adorable picture book written from the perspective of 5 bluebirds that travel around America, learning about the natural history of birds in a cute cartoon story format. It […]

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BOOK REVIEW: The Dust Bowl Through the Lens

The Dust Bowl Through the Lens: How Photography Revealed and Helped Remedy a National Disaster, by Martin W. Sandler I just finished reading this book cover to cover. I never really knew about The Dust Bowl and all that happened. […]

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BOOK REVIEW: The Buffalo are Back

The Buffalo are Back, by Jean Craighead George This book is just stunning. Stunning pictures, stunning story. It is just beautiful overall! This is a fabulous nonfiction picture book that has gorgeous pictures and tells the tale of the American […]

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BOOK REVIEW: The Story of Salt

The Story of Salt, by Mark Kurlansky This book is AWESOME! Count it in the category of fabulous nonfiction picture books! Learn all about the history of salt in a fun and captivating way! The details of even the science […]

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BOOK REVIEW: A Wizard from the Start

A Wizard from the Start: The Incredible Boyhood and Amazing Inventions of Thomas Edison, by Don Brown I am practically obsessed with finding nonfiction picture books. The vast majority of the nonfiction books for children that I’m finding at the […]

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Great library trip

Got some really awesome books today at the library. I have had little success getting my kids excited about picking books out from the library, so I go by myself when my husband is home…and it’s really wonderful to be […]

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