What I’m Reading Lately

Here’s a quick update on what I’ve been reading lately: I recently discovered the Outlander series, so I’m knee deep in reading through.  I personally love long books, and I’m enamoured with Jamie, Claire and the crew.  My reading has been taken over by Gabaldon’s series.  Here are 5 reasons you should read it, too!… Continue reading What I’m Reading Lately

Gymboree & Little Golden Books

Do you remember Golden Books? Like many young readers, the gold spine of the books is etched into my mind.  (Way back) in the eighties, before my family could make it to large cities to go shopping, Golden Books always seemed to be available, even in our small grocery store.  We have some for our children,… Continue reading Gymboree & Little Golden Books

Mo Willems: Elephant & Piggie

  Mo Willems website We (my 4 year old and I) only recently found Elephant & Piggie because my mother,  a kindergarten teacher, gave us a copy that her class enjoyed.  We have a copy of Knuffle Bunny as well as a Pigeon book which are also whimsical books by Willems.  But.  My 4 year… Continue reading Mo Willems: Elephant & Piggie

The Boxcar Children

    The Boxcar Children series was, like many young readers, my first experience reading a series that was on my reading level.  I loved following the adventures of the Alden family,and the first one was my favorite.  I re-read the descriptions of the boxcar and how they slept and even created pretend situations with… Continue reading The Boxcar Children

7 Inspirational Quotes by Roald Dahl

 Roald Dahl is probably (if you twisted my arm….) my favorite children’s author.  I’ve discussed my favorite books of his many times: The Twits and Other Favorites by Roald Dahl Roald Dahl Short Stories Roald Dahl’s Illustrator 1. “And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are… Continue reading 7 Inspirational Quotes by Roald Dahl