Family Fridays – TV Shows for One Year Olds That Won’t Make You Insane (YMMV)

Posted by on Mar 7, 2014

As mentioned earlier in the week, my son and I both had a pretty bad cold a few weeks ago, and so we did something we normally don’t do: we camped out in a comfy chair together, snuggled, went through mountains of tissues, and watched several tv shows back to back. Here are my top […]

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Posted by on Feb 14, 2014

I’m not a huge celebrator of Valentine’s Day, but I do love those little conversation hearts, the ones that taste like pepto bismol and have cutesey sayings on them. I can easily eat a package of them by myself – by which I mean, I do eat a package of them by myself, at least […]

Family Fridays – Lost In The Woods

Posted by on Feb 7, 2014

Book: Lost in the Woods (2004) by Carl R. Sams II and Jean Stoick Category/Age: Picture Book (Older) Blurb: The authors of New York Times’ best-seller, Stranger in the Woods, bring you this beautiful springtime fantasy about trust, patience and waiting for your time. Woodland creatures are concerned for a newborn fawn they believe to […]

Family Fridays – Jack London

Posted by on Jan 31, 2014
Family Fridays – Jack London

Books: White Fang and The Call of the Wild Category/Age: Middle Grades, 10+ Blurb – Call of the Wild: The Call of the Wild is a novel by American writer Jack London. The plot concerns a previously domesticated dog named Buck, whose primordial instincts return after a series of events leads to his serving as […]

Family Fridays – The Going to Bed Post

Posted by on Jan 24, 2014

Book: The Going to Bed Book (1982) by Sandra Boynton Category/Age: Picture Book (Younger), Board Book Blurb: This classic bedtime story is just right for winding down the day as a joyful, silly group of animals scrub scrub scrub in the tub, brush and brush and brush their teeth, and finally rock and rock and […]

Family Fridays – Tillie and the Wall

Posted by on Jan 17, 2014

Book: Tillie and the Wall (1989) by Leo Lionni Category/Age: Older Picture Book, 2+ Years Blurb: All her life Tillie the mouse has wondered what lies on the other side of the wall. Imagining all sorts of fantastic possibilities, she digs a tunnel to get to the other side, where she discovers . . . […]

Family Fridays – Five Minutes’ Peace

Posted by on Jan 10, 2014

Book: Five Minutes’ Peace (1986) by Jill Murphy Series: The Large Family Category/Age: Older Picture Book, 2+ years Blurb: All Mrs. Large wants is five minutes’ peace from her energetic children, but chaos follows her all the way from the kitchen to the bath and back again. Review: How could you not love a book […]

Family Fridays – The Witch of Blackbird Pond

Posted by on Jan 3, 2014

Book: The Witch of Blackbird Pond (1958) by Elizabeth George Speare (1959 Newbery Winner) Category/Age: Middle Grades / 9+ Blurb: Sixteen-year-old Kit Tyler is marked by suspicion and disapproval from the moment she arrives on the unfamiliar shores of colonial Connecticut in 1687. Alone and desperate, she has been forced to leave her beloved home […]

Family Fridays – Go, Dog. Go! by P.D. Eastman

Posted by on Dec 27, 2013

Book: Go, Dog. Go! (1961) Ages: 3-7 Years Blurb: Reading goes to the dogs in this timeless Beginner Book edited by Dr. Seuss. From big dogs and little dogs to red, green, and blue dogs, dogs going up and dogs going fast . . . who knew dogs were so busy? And laughter will ensue […]

Family Fridays – The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

Posted by on Dec 20, 2013

Book: The Snowy Day (1962) Genre: Children’s Picture Books Ages: 3+ Blurb: No book has captured the magic and sense of possibility of the first snowfall better than The Snowy Day. Universal in its appeal, the story has become a favorite of millions, as it reveals a child’s wonder at a new world, and the […]