Book Spotlight: Goodnight Spaceman

When it comes to learning, a lot of times my strategy is to pick out books that encourage my kids’ natural interests and curiosities. I like to follow their lead, and at just three years old, Bonnie can already tell you that Saturn is her favorite planet, along with the…

What’s in the bag Wednesday: Finding Winnie

It’s nonfiction November and so I wanted to share one of our most recent library books, Finding Winnie by Lindsay Mattick and illustrated by Sophie Blackall.  I recognized Finding Winnie when I saw it featured on the end of an aisle where our librarians feature new, seasonal, or recommended reads. The book…

An Early Trick-or-Treater | Seaver the Weaver

We had an early trick-or-treater come by our house. When she showed up on our porch, I was spooked to say the least! My first impulse was to burn the whole house down, but I did some googling and discovered she was just a harmless garden spider. In the great…

What’s in the bag Wednesday: Extra Yarn

I’ve decided I’ll feature a book from our library bag on Wednesdays because I’m pro alliteration, Wednesdays (generally) and library books (always). Confession, you guys: I don’t want to return our library books. I’ve already renewed them once. I requested a stack of books curated from my fellow #kidsbookstagram bloggers’…

Book Spotlight: Just One More

Do you know that feeling when a book you love returns to you? I left one of Bonnie’s favorite books at my dad’s house (#momfail) and, a year or so later, it finally found its way home. Thanks, Nana! The best part? It is STILL a book she wants to…

Book Spotlight: Solutions for Cold Feet and Other Little Problems

Lost shoes, fly away hats, getting caught in the rain without an umbrella — I can totally relate to the sweetly illustrated protagonist in Carey Sookocheff’s Solutions for Cold Feet and Other Little Problems. Everything seems to go just a little bit awry for her, due in part, to her mischievous…

Four places to find the BEST e-Books (that you may not know about…)

I used to be one of those people who refused to read e-books. I just loved old fashioned printed books too much. I still love them. I love the smell of new books. I love the smell of old books. I love book covers, the sound of pages turning, and…

Books That Make Us Want to Eat Our Veggies (…or not)

Anybody else an aspiring Green Thumb? I have dreams of a prolific vegetable garden planted in neat, long rows that yields a bounty of fresh veggies all summer long. Well, I have to confess, this year’s garden was mostly a flop. The seedlings that somehow managed to live produced here…

Books for Big Sisters & Brothers

Our little Bear became a big sister only 9 months ago. All of the older siblings out there know the shift from being the youngest in the family is HUGE. It was for me, at least! I still remember some of the books my parents read at bedtime to help…