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

I Wonder What's Under There?

I Wonder What’s Under There, by Deborah Nourse Lattimore 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, […]

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Book of the Week: Poetry Speaks to Children

Poetry Speaks to Children

Poetry Speaks to Children 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. […]

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Book of the Week: Amy’s Light

Amy's Light

Amy’s Light, by Robert Nutt 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 […]

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Book of the week: The Garden

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 […]

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

My Painted House

My Painted House, My Friendly Chicken, And Me, by Maya Angelou This book is a little young for my kids, but I just adore it. It’s by Maya Angelou! It’s super cute…full of bright, colorful photographs. The story takes place […]

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Book of the Week: Grandad’s Prayers of the Earth

I don’t recall how I found this book, years ago…but I’m sure I stumbled upon it as I perused the picture book aisles of a book store, as I always do whenever I visit. I just adore picture books. Even […]

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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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