Young Zeus by G. Brian Karas bridges the gap so perfectly between Greek Mythology and Percy Jackson in this wonderful and mythologically accurate picture book.
The latest craze at our elementary school is these Googly Bands which are basically rubber/plastic bands shaped like animals that kids wear, en masse, as bracelets.
More easy dinners that the whole family will enjoy.
This list (slightly paraphrased) is from Dr. Prakash Dheeriya, a professor of finance, who is the author of the Finance for Kidz series that teaches kids about money management, personal finance and planning for the future.
Chapter Books with Activities for Boys Book Club Some of my Mom Friends are dreading the summer reading requirements from school because their boys are not reading for pleasure yet. So I put together this list that combines books with a related and fun activity as an incentive for boys to read. Yes, I believe…
A HUGE thank you to Capability:Mom for creating this list. She knows Middle School children’s literature much better than I do. Needless to say, I picked an authority on the topic and am excited to read these books myself.
It’s much better, Dweck believes, to praise children for effective effort and explicitly teach them that mental skills can improve by persistence and work rather than praise them for their intelligence.
I wanted you to meet my good friend, Capability:Mom, who is many things to me including my neighbor, my mother’s helper mother, my mother confessor for my mom crimes, my compadre in blogging as a founding member of my blogging group CoffeeShopBloggers.com, and just dear friend. As a would-be blogger this past January, she upped and started a blog of her own and what a fine blog it is! Funny, smart and informative. She covers a gamut of topics from cooking — she’s an excellent cook and baker, check out her Rainbow Cake — to YA Literature, to politics and parenting.
In my neighborhood, interfaith Jewish families are not unusual and yet there is a real scarcity of books on this topic. I searched online and then asked my local librarians when my original list wasn’t at my library to come up with this list. I hope you enjoy it as much I did. And I hope children of all faiths can read and discuss some of these books.