Read About an Amazing Hippopotamus in FIONA THE HIPPO

This summer has been an exciting one for me and my family. My husband was able to be home with us for a good portion of the last couple months, which has meant even more family fun than normal! One of our favorite excursions is a trip to the zoo. My kids each have their own favorite animals – one … [Read more...]

Three New Summer Activity Books (Including Star Wars Art Studio!)

My kids LOVE activity books, and I like that they're a screen-free diversion during the summer months! I've been known to pick up a logic puzzle or word search book in my spare time, too. #nerdalert I wanted to let you know about three new summer activity titles for the whole family from Thunder … [Read more...]

July Kids Book Roundup

My kids and I have been kicking back with some fun new books this summer – how about you and yours? Sure, it's fun to spend time outside during the summer, and we do plenty of that, but after lunch we have quiet time for a couple hours during which we nap or read. Here are some of the latest books … [Read more...]

Connect Through Art with Drawn Together by Minh Lê

My kids are much more artistic than I am. They love to draw and paint (if given access to paints)...sometimes on surfaces they're not supposed to. ;) For the past couple years their grandparents have given them drawing pads, crayons, and colored pencils as birthday and Christmas gifts because my … [Read more...]

May Kids Book Roundup

Summer is just around the corner, which is prime reading time around these here parts! My kids and I take a trip to the library at least once each week during the summer, but it's also convenient for us to have books around the house when we get through our library stacks. Here are some of the … [Read more...]

The Itchy Book by LeUyen Pham (Elephant & Piggie Like Reading! Series) + Reader Giveaway

My kids and I have really enjoyed all things Mo Willems, especially his Elephant & Piggie series. So we were heartbroken (at first) to find out that there wouldn't be any more new books published after The Thank You Book in 2016. Happily, we discovered that Elephant and Piggie live on through … [Read more...]

April Kids Book Roundup

I'm always on the lookout for new books to add to our home library! We also love giving books as birthday presents – whether by themselves as a collection or in addition to something that goes along with the book, like a toy or food item. Here are some of the latest books that have crossed our path … [Read more...]

I See Me! Personalized Book Review – Your Child Will Feel Special!

All five of my children have unique names – names they probably won't be able to find on coffee mugs, magnets, and other souvenirs as they get older. And I'm OK with that! I was always known by my first name and last initial throughout my school-aged years due to my name being rather common, and I … [Read more...]

Fill Your Kids’ Easter Baskets with National Geographic Kids Books + Reader Giveaway!

When I was growing up, my family had a different Easter basket tradition from the normal "hunt for it Easter morning" practice. Instead, my mom put together Easter baskets for us kids a couple weeks before Easter, and then we were allowed to have a little bit of candy from it each day. Honestly, I … [Read more...]

March Kids Book Roundup

Whether your child has an upcoming birthday or you're looking for something to do with your kids this summer, books are always a must to consider! Here are a few newer titles for you and your kids to enjoy. #1 – Bigfoot: Mysterious Monsters (Book 1) and Alien: Mysterious Monsters (Book 2) by … [Read more...]