I was recently asked on my Instagram account to share a list of adult fiction that I would recommend.  I haven’t shared a lot of adult books on my blog yet, but I plan to add more!  You can find them under my Adult Books tag.  Here are some of the adult fiction I have most enjoyed broken down by genre.  I will add to it as I discover more that I love, so you can pin this post to revisit it easily! Disclosure:  This post may con...

    Disclosure:  I received an advance e-copy of  the book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for a review.  This post may contain affiliate links. I get a small commission if you purchase an item from an affiliate.   House of Dreams:  The Life of L.M. Montgomery by Liz Rosenberg Book Details: Release date: June 12, 2018 Age range: 10-14 years Page numbers:  352 pages Publisher: Candlewick Press Illustrations by...

    I had never heard of the Polish woman Irena Sendler until I learned about the non-fiction adult book “Irena’s Children.”  I was amazed at how little she is known and talked about since she helped save 2,500 Jewish children during World War II by smuggling them out of a Jewish ghetto in Poland.  I read the book and was very moved as I learned about her actions as well as those of the people she worked with.  I wa...

  I love audiobooks!  I do read a lot of physical books too, but I love how audiobooks allow me to get through more books and make menial tasks more enjoyable while I listen.  I wrote a post all about why I listen to audiobooks and what programs I use to listen to them (everything I’ve used has been free through the library!) here: A Guide to Audiobooks.  The post also contains my favorite narrators so even if the plots of these books ...

Adult Fiction Worth Reading
Adult Books , Book Lists / July 20, 2018

  I was recently asked on my Instagram account to share a list of adult fiction that I would recommend.  I haven’t shared a lot of adult books on my blog yet, but I plan to add more!  You can find them under my Adult Books tag.  Here are some of the adult fiction I have most enjoyed broken down by genre.  I will add to it as I discover more that I love, so you can pin this post to revisit it easily! Disclosure:  This po...

Fun Books that Teach American Geography

    Books that can teach while also being entertaining are golden!  I love finding books that I can incorporate into my preschool lessons or to create learning opportunities with my everyday reading with my kids.  At the end of this post you can see a fun activity my son created on his own after reading these books!   Disclosure:  This post may contain affiliate links. I get a small commission if you purchase an item f...

Picture Books Perfect for Summer
Book Lists , Picture Books / July 18, 2018

  I recently asked my followers on Instagram what topics they’d like to see for book lists and someone said summertime picture books.  I was glad to hear that since I had been intending to make a list, but hadn’t got around to it yet.  I know there are many more summer related books beyond the ones on my list, but these are some that my family has most enjoyed.  They all capture some of the things that mean summer to...

Review: Maple and Willow Series by Lori Nichols
Book Reviews , Picture Books / July 12, 2018

  My friend recently lent us this picture book series and we totally fell in love with it!  My kids asked to read all four books straight through many different times.  The series follows two tree loving sisters as they grow, learn, change, and spend time together through all the seasons and always connected to their special trees. I loved how there is a tree theme woven throughout all the stories- even including the beautiful en...

Picture Books for Siblings Welcoming New Babies
Book Lists , Picture Books / July 12, 2018

  Adjusting to a new baby is a complex change for a new sibling and’s full of a huge range of emotions.  I think that is a reason why parents are so often looking for books on the subject.  Luckily there is a great variety of those books out there!  I compiled a list of some of our favorites, many of which may not be as commonly talked about for this subject.  And several of them were released just this year!    ...

Review: National Parks of the USA by Kate Siber
Book Reviews , Picture Books / July 10, 2018

  Disclosure:  I received an advance e-copy of  the book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for a review.  This post may contain affiliate links. I get a small commission if you purchase an item from an affiliate.     National Parks of the U.S.A. by Kate Siber   Book Details: Release Date: July 3, 2018 Illustrated by:  Chris Turnham Published by:  Quarto Publishing- Wide Eyed Editions Number of pa...

Review: House of Dreams: The Life of L.M. Montgomery by Liz Rosenburg

    Disclosure:  I received an advance e-copy of  the book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for a review.  This post may contain affiliate links. I get a small commission if you purchase an item from an affiliate.   House of Dreams:  The Life of L.M. Montgomery by Liz Rosenberg Book Details: Release date: June 12, 2018 Age range: 10-14 years Page numbers:  352 pages Publisher: Candlewick Press Illust...

Recently Released Picture Books About Harriet Tubman

  Harriet Tubman has been on my mind a lot recently between reading “I am Harriet Tubman” a couple months ago, watching a recent Timeless episode that featured her, receiving a review copy of the “Little People, Big Dreams” book, and checking out “Before She Was Harriet” from the library at the same time.  Her life was full of such bravery and determination as she found a way to escape slavery a...

Review: The Amazing Scientists Series of Picture Book Biographies by Julia Finley Mosca
Book Lists , Book Reviews , Picture Books / June 28, 2018

  Disclosure:  I received an advance e-copy of  “The Girl With a Mind for Math” from the publisher through Edelweiss Plus in exchange for a review.  This post may contain affiliate links. I get a small commission if you purchase an item from an affiliate.   Picture book biographies are quickly becoming one of my favorite genres of children’s books.  I love when powerful stories about inspiring people can...

Read Around the World: Kenya

  This summer I’m teaching a series of Read Around the World lessons for a group of kids ages 2.5 years to 5.5 years old.  You can read an explanation of how I do the lessons and some of the materials I use here.   Disclosure:  This post may contain affiliate links. I get a small commission if you purchase an item from an affiliate.         Last week we visited Kenya!  We start every lesson by loc...