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Picture Books for Kids Whose Best Friend Moved Away

Books for Kids Whose Best Friend Moved Away & Kid Lit Blog Hop

It’s not easy when your best friend moves away. I found three picture books that might help a child in this dilemma but I’d love to add more books to this list. What am I missing? Thanks for your help!

 

Juna’s Jar by Jane Bahk, illustrated by Felicia Hoshino

Juna loves to take an empty kimchi jar and explore with her best friend Hector. One day when she goes to find Hector, she finds out that he’s moved away. Her big brother Minho tries to cheer her up by buying her a fish for her jar. When the fish gets too big, she and her brother plant a bean plant in her jar instead. When the bean plant outgrows her jar, a cricket makes the jar its home. Each offering to her jar also sparks her imagination with a wonderful daydream. When she finally is able to say goodbye to Hector, Juna and her jar make another discovery at the park that helps her miss him less. [picture book, ages 4 and up]

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Schick Razors for Back to School

Schick Razors for Back to School

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Schick®. The opinions and text are all mine.

My husband and I now have two full-blown teenage daughters who have are now shaving their legs — one with glee and the other relucatantly. I guess the novelty of shaving delights PickyKidPix since it’s a time where she can try out all kinds of new beauty products. Grasshopper and Sensei is less thrilled to shave; it’s just one more thing she needs to do when she’s rather be sleeping.

Schick Razors for Back to School

They are away this week visiting colleges — Stanford and University of the Pacific — along with Boston College’s women’s soccer team who are playing friendlies there. They are there as a friend of the coach and coach’s daughter, decked out in BC gear. They are also scheduled to take a tour of Stanford just to see what that’s like.

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New Ideas for Packing School Lunches

New Ideas for Packing School Lunches

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Wet Ones® + Pepperidge Farm® . The opinions and text are all mine.

Wet One Singles for lunch boxesMy son eats Pepperidge Farm® Goldfish Crackers crackers every single day for lunch and snack. He doesn’t ever seem to get tired of them. He likes all the different flavors but the Flavor Blast is his favorite. It’s a little messy though, especially since he prefers to eat with his hands. Read more…

Tyson Project A+ for School Fundraising

Tyson Project A+ for School Fundraising

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Tyson. The opinions and text are all mine.

My kids’ school starts in just over a week. Schools everywhere, including my own, struggle with budget cutbacks, with parents asked more than ever to help out whether it’s to pay for the school bus, music lessons at school or sports team fees. Is there an easy way to help raise money? There is!

Tyson Project A+ for School Fundraising

Did you know about the Tyson Project A+initiative? It is one of the simplest ways to support your school. Just clip and redeem Tyson Project A+ labels from packages of Tyson® products. For every label you send in, they will give your school 24¢ to use the money for whatever it needs! Read more…

Back to School, Back to Music with Music & Arts

Back to School, Back to Music with #MusicArtsBTS

My kids usually take the summer off from their music lessons because they are not really around enough to practice their instruments. This summer, PickyKidPix practiced more than she’s ever had during the summer because she finds it frustrating to go backwards while on summer hiatus. For flute players, it’s important for them to blow their flute every day, even if it’s just for 15 minutes.

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Donate to Your School with Box Tops Back to School Bonus

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of General Mills®. The opinions and text are all mine.

We have the most amazing Physical Education teacher at my son’s elementary school, Mr. Gary Nye. He makes P.E. fun for everyone. Every year, we save General Mills® Box Tops because he wanted to add a climbing wall to our school’s gymnasium and he was determined to earn the wall through the Box Tops.

PickyKidPix rock climbing

Do you know how many Box Tops it takes? It took him years to accumulate the necessary amount. My neighbors whose kids were in high school saved Box Tops for him. When we went trick or treating in the neighborhood, they would give me the Box Tops to give to him.

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A Teacher Pens Songs to Teach Kids History

A Teacher Pens Songs to Teach Kids History

Please welcome my guest author, 5th grade teacher Damien Drago today. He found a unique way to get his students excited about history: he writes and performs songs about American history!

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New Captain Underpants GIVEAWAY!

New Captain Underpants GIVEAWAY!

My son learned to read independently because of Captain Underpants and other graphic novels. He would actually ask me to take him to the library, which he often confuses for a book store, and head straight to the graphic novel section way in the back of the children’s section. He had very specific tastes in graphic novels and would scour the shelves for Captain Underpants, The Adventures of Super Diaper Baby, Ninjago, and that’s about it.

reading graphic novels

At the school book fair loaded with $25 in cash, he returned with The Adventures of Ook and Gluk, 100 Most Disgusting Things on the Planet and a lot of leftover money. Usually, we read together as shared reading partners. Not with these graphic novels. He would read them all himself, happily in his car seat on the way home.

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Caught in the Act ... of READING!

Kids Caught in the Act … of READING!

Ugh, I’ve been so behind that I’m finally now posting on Caught in the Act … of READING for the summer, now that the summer is almost over! Sorry about that! I’m not sure where the time went!

I’ll keep my book offer open for the rest of 2015: send me a photo of your child caught in the act of reading and I’ll send you a book. It’s my way to encourage reading! Read more…