The World’s Greatest Adventure Machine

My younger daughter asked me what kind of books I like to read most the other day. She asked if I liked fiction, realistic fiction, or non-fiction. I had to think about that question for a while because I really had a hard time making a decision. I realized that these days, I seem to … Continue reading The World’s Greatest Adventure Machine

The Westing Game

There is something truly joyous when your children read and ENJOY books that were childhood favorites of yours. Not that we don't adore new books (we are currently fighting over an Advance Review Copy to be shared soon), but there are times when you remember that classics are classics for a reason. The latest in … Continue reading The Westing Game

Serving Up Soup from a Stone

Over the years, many have told the story of Stone Soup in which hungry strangers trick a town into feeding them by making soup from a stone. As with many folk tales, the story changes with each retelling, but the backbone stays the same. A hungry stranger, or two, enters a town. When the locals … Continue reading Serving Up Soup from a Stone

Wild about The League of Seven

One of the best experiences as a book loving mom is to watch your child go absolutely crazy for a new book. There have been many books that J has devoured in the past - Harry Potter, Land of Stories, and The School for Good and Evil to name just a few. But we have … Continue reading Wild about The League of Seven

Understanding Life’s Little Messes

Kids sometimes have a hard time dealing with the notion that not everything works out perfectly. Whether it is getting 100% on a test or when you make a mistake while drawing a picture, life has it's ups and downs. A Perfectly Messed-Up Story is a sweet gem about dealing with the fact that life … Continue reading Understanding Life’s Little Messes

It’s all about Perspective

Last summer when the Battle of the Books list came out, I printed out a copy hoping to encourage J to read some of the books over the summer to expand her reading options even though she knew should wouldn't be allowed to be on the team this year. It was a nice thought on … Continue reading It’s all about Perspective