Sometimes we need to be reminded that just because we can hear doesn't mean that we actually know how to listen. In the book Boy, Phil Cummings shares that lesson with readers both young and old. The story of Boy takes place in a kingdom where the king and his army have long been fighting … Continue reading Learning to Listen with the Help of Boy
For Library Week, I wanted to end with a really special book that is about libraries and a love of books, but is also about daughter/dad time and dealing with divorce. Pretty heady topics, but perfectly done. Luna loves library day. She is all set to go with her library bag, library card, and books … Continue reading Luna Loves Library Day
Looking for a fun series for kids who are just getting comfortable with longer books? I finally got a chance to read the first book in the Billy and the Mini Monsters series and it is fun! "Billy is an ordinary boy until one night he finds five mini monsters living in his sock drawer. … Continue reading Billy and the Mini Monsters
I am often shocked at how good books aimed at kids are these days. The one area that is still struggling, but getting better all the time, is books aimed at young readers who are quite strong. These are often considered transitional books and will have fewer pages and sometimes contain some pictures. So when … Continue reading The Adventures of Alfie Onion
The other night, my 7 year old asked me to read her a few books that we had on our shelf that we hadn't read yet. For those who don't know, I'm an Independent Consultant with Usborne Books & More, so whenever new books come out, I purchase them, but I don't always find the … Continue reading Ava’s Spectacular Spectacles
As spring starts to head our way, we notice the important changes. The temperatures begin to warm, plants that had gone dormant during the winter months are beginning to sprout new growth, and in many places a yellow pollen covers the ground for a few weeks. While most people appreciate the colorful flowers and greenery … Continue reading Bravo to the Bees!
Kids love interacting with books. Ever wonder why The Book with No Pictures has done so remarkably well? Kids think it is hysterical to make their parents say all kind of crazy things. So even when a grown-up thinks the book might be silly, that's the exact kind of book that a child will gravitate … Continue reading Interacting with Books – Usborne Books & More edition