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Top 10: Best World Religion Children’s Books

Best World Religion Books for Kids

The very excellent and funny blogger Craftwhack (where irony meets creativity and explodes) asked me to come up with a list of religious and/or spiritual books for kids. It’s funny because I have had this list as a “draft” for over a year. I’m not sure if I am exactly qualified to post on best world religion books for kids because I rarely grace the inside of a church these days and my background in religious studies is spotty to say the least. Read more…

What Moms Really Want for Mother’s Day!

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

The Hardest Job in The World

Is the Best Job.

Happy Mother’s Day to All Moms Around the World! Read more…

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Seeking 3rd Grade Mystery Author for School Visit

Best Mystery Authors for 3rd Grade School Visit

I’m co-chairing my elementary’s school Creative Arts and Sciences program run by the PTO with another lovely mom of 5. We are responsible from bringing in all the wonderful supplemental programs into the school. It’s run quite efficiently; all programs have to be approved by the Director of the Creative Arts and Sciences Program (a part time paid position), and then screened by all the chairs at more than a dozen elementary schools before we can book them. Read more…

Judy Blume

Meet Judy Blume in a LiveChat!

Meet Judy Blume! Yes! It’s Really Her!

Judy Blume needs no introduction! Meet her tonight on a LiveChat at the Random House Read and Play Community at 7 pm EST. Read more…

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Top 10: Best Old Fashioned Children’s Books and Their Modern Day Equivalents

Best Old Fashioned Books for Kids

I had some old posts on old fashioned conflict free children’s books and Top 10 Classic Children’s Books Not Popular Now. During some past blog meltdowns, I just discovered that a popular post on Beloved Old Fashioned Children’s Books just disappeared from my blog. That kind of stuff happens to me all the time! Read more…

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Best Math Apps for Kids in 2nd and 3rd grade

Best Math Apps for 2nd and 3rd Grade

We just had parent teacher conferences a month or so ago, and now it’s time to shore up areas of weaknesses as the school year winds to a close in less than 30 school days, or so my kids eagerly tell me as they count down. My mom friend Liz had asked me for iPhone and iPad math apps for her two girls in 2nd and 3rd grade. She wants to work on math facts with her girls. Then another mom friend Julie asked for a list for her 2nd grade daughter. It seems we were all seeking fun math apps to make practicing math facts fun — addition, subtraction for sure, but a little multiplication and division as well. Read more…

Dead End in Norvelt, Jack Gantos, Newbery Winner, 2012 Newbery Winner

Newbery Winner Dead End in Norvelt Audio book GIVEAWAY

Award Winning Books for Boys

Dead End in Norvelt is the winner of the 2012 Newbery Medal for the year’s best contribution to children’s literature and the Scott O’Dell Award for Historical Fiction! Read more…
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Newest Mysterious Benedict Society Chapter Book GIVEAWAY!

Mysterious Benedict Society Books for Kids

It’s hot off the presses! The long-awaited 4th installment of The Mysterious Benedict Society trilogy by Trenton Lee Stewart!! Read more…

Worst Case Scenario Adventure books

Free eBooks for Tween Boys: Worst Case Scenario Novel Adventures

Make Your Own Ending Adventure Books for Boys

I pretty much love everything about this book concept:

  • It’s based on the very popular Worst Case Scenario books.
  • The cast of characters is multi-ethnic, boys and girls, and truly interesting.
  • The illustrator, Yancey Labat, used to draw for Marvel Comics.
  • It’s a novel, a graphic novel, and an If/Then game all in one. Read more…