Family Fridays – Virginia Lee Burton

Posted by on Oct 17, 2014

A good friend from my grad school days is coming to visit this weekend, and I’m so excited to see her. I don’t have very many close friends in my area, so I cherish the times I get to have girl time – lots of tea drinking, sugar eating, laughing ourselves silly, and generally not […]

Family Fridays – Moms, You’re Doing It Wrong

Posted by on Sep 26, 2014

This post is going to be a little different than my usual Family Fridays posts, where I talk about, you know, books – this is after all a book blog. As of writing this, I’ve just entered the third trimester of my pregnancy (THE END IS NEAR!), so I’ve been thinking alot about being a […]

Family Fridays – If Everybody Did

Posted by on Aug 8, 2014

Book: If Everybody Did (1960) by Jo Ann Stover Category/Age: Picture Book (Older) Blurb: The hilarious and terrible consequences of everyone doing his own thing are portrayed by author/artist Jo Ann Stover in If Everybody Did. Children and adults alike will enjoy this precautionary tale with its concise rhyming text, and amusing illustrations. Review: This […]

I’m baaaaaack!

Posted by on Aug 4, 2014

Well, it’s been a few months, so welcome back to the blog! I hope to be bringing new content on a more regular basis. At least more regular than every three months or so! I’ve taken the summer off because I’m pregnant again (yay!) but have been feeling really sick (boo!) and tired (double boo!). […]

Family Fridays – the Non-Weirdo’s Guide to Cloth Diapering

Posted by on Apr 25, 2014

Well, it was earth day this week, so I thought this would be a good opportunity to talk about poop. I’m coming out of the closet and taking a stand: I cloth diaper my baby! I thought I’d write up the Cloth Diapering for Non-Weirdos guide to hopefully give a little nudge to any parents […]

Family Fridays – I Kissed the Baby

Posted by on Apr 11, 2014

Book: I Kissed the Baby (2003) by Mary Murphy Category/Age: Picture Book (Younger) Blurb: It’s so exciting! News of the baby is buzzing from animal to animal, with each one — fish, bird, squirrel, insect, frog — boasting of seeing, feeding, singing to, tickling, and kissing the tiny little thing. With bold, graphic black-and-white illustrations, […]

Family Fridays – The Boxcar Children

Posted by on Apr 4, 2014

Book: The Boxcar Children (1924) by Gertrude Chandler Warner Series: The Boxcar Children Category/Age: Early Reader / Beginning Chapter Book :  ages 6 and up Blurb: One Warm Night four children stood in front of a bakery. No one knew them. No one knew where they had come from.” So begins Gertrude Chandler Warner’s beloved […]

Family Fridays: Good Night Our World Book Series

Posted by on Mar 28, 2014

This will be the last entry in my impromptu “Travel Month” books for kids. Good Night Our World is a series of board books for very young kids and takes them through a day, and all the seasons, for a given location. Of the ones I’ve seen, I think they do a fantastic job of […]

Family Fridays – “This Is…” Travel Series Review

Posted by on Mar 21, 2014

I’m belatedly declaring March “Children’s Travel Month”, mostly because I had fun writing up last week’s post about books being the best souvenirs for children and wanted to keep going. My all time favorite travel series for children is the This Is … series by M. Sasek. The books were published between 1959 and 1970, […]

Family Fridays – The Best Souvenirs for Children

Posted by on Mar 14, 2014

Well, duh – I’m going to say “books”. I absolutely love getting travel and regional books to commemorate trips taken, a part of your heritage, or just as a snapshot of your hometown. One of the great joys of travel is wandering around in new bookstores and coming out with a treasure (or two!). On […]