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Books We Love: Fairy Ponies

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Books We Love:  Fairy Ponies

While my kids aren't reading chapter books themselves quite yet, one of our favorites is the Fairy Ponies books.  When I first heard about them, I knew my daughter would be in love!  We started reading the first book in the series and read a chapter or two a night.  I wanted to keep reading!  They are fun adventures of a little girl in fairy pony land.  We are still working our way through the series, but they are a favorite of hers.  **I am a consultant for Usborne books, so any purchases made through my links benefit our family and we thank you greatly for it!**   Fairy Ponies   Want to know more about the books we love?  Check out our weekly series for a complete list of Books We Love.

Guess What I just Did?

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Guess What I just Did?

I am so excited to tell you about my newest adventure.  I am now a consultant for Usborne Books & More!  I have such a passion for books and love to share some of my favorites with you each week on our Books We Love feature.  If you don't know much about these books, I would love to introduce you to them, they are amazing books.  If you see something you love, want to book a party or join my team, I would love to chat more with you.  Check out my Facebook page for Usborne and message me or use the contact me for at the top of this webpage.   Thanks for sharing in my excitement.  Have you been introduced to Usborne books before?  I'd love to know some of your favorites.

Books We Love: Muddle and Match Adventure

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Books We Love:  Muddle and Match Adventure

If you have been reading my blog over the last month or so, you noticed that I recently became a consultant for Usborne books because I really love these books.  Today I'm sharing one of our personal favorite with you - Muddle and Match.  These are like no books you have ever seen before.  The story can change every time you read it, making it fun and interesting for you and the kids every time. Muddle and Match Adventure To see more of our favorites, check out our Books We Love feature.

Books We Love: I Believe in You

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Books We Love:  I Believe in You

I tried to stop buying books at garage sales because we have so many but I just can't do it.  I have started putting more thought into which books we buy at the garage sales though.  This one, I just couldn't pass up.  **This is an affiliate link.  Our family appreciates when you shop through affiliate links on our site.**   I believe in you BY MARIANNE RICHMOND I'll be sharing soon about a few different books on empowering young kids to believe in themselves. Want more books?  Check out our books we love page.

Books We Love: Last Stop on Market Street

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Books We Love:  Last Stop on Market Street

*Disclosure:  Affiliate links may be included.* I love books that show amazing character traits that I want my kids to see and hear about day after day. We have been using Beautiful Feet Books Character Training and we absolutely love it because it is packed with so many books that do exactly that - show kids examples of ways they can be amazing people. Last Stop on Market Street shows contrasting character traits - a young boy who complains about the things that are happening or he has to do and his grandmother who finds the good, beautiful things in every situation. I love that! I try so hard to find the good in whatever is happening to us so I can totally relate to the grandmother's character and how she shines a light on every situation they face. Each week we share books we love and I love to hear your favorites each week.

Books We Love: Fire Truck

Relevance: 93%      Posted on: November 5, 2015

Books We Love:  Fire Truck

This week our featured book we love is a little different. It can {mostly} only be found on YouTube. If you come across a copy somewhere, I'd love to know about it. I first discovered it when I was teaching 2 year olds and loved it then. One day I played it for my kids and they LOVE it. And beg for it quite often. The book is not available for purchase now. Well, mostly not. I've found a copy available for like $1,000. Be sure to check out the rest of the Books We Love.  Have you ever heard this book before?

Books We Love: Just For You

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Books We Love:  Just For You

I'm not sure what it is about this book, but this is one of Charlie's favorite books lately. He loves to point out the spider character on each page, and tell me about what happened on the page. While it isn't my favorite book to read, I really love reading it with him because of how much interaction with Charlie as we read it.   Just For You By Mercer Mayer   You can check out other Books We Love here.   What books do you enjoy reading lately?

Summer #BlogChallenge August 6 Favorite Author

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Summer #BlogChallenge August 6 Favorite Author

I have so many favorite author's!  All the same type.  I love books that have the same characters.  Those are the series that I can really get into.  I love murder mystery type books (fits in to yesterdays post on my dream job maybe?).  My runner up author would have to be James Patterson.  I love his books, although the ones co-written aren't generally my favorites.  I love the nursery rhyme series (Mary, Mary; Along Came A Spider; you get the idea) and the Women's Murder Club books the most.My favorite author though, would have to be John Sanford.  They are very fast paced, but what moves him ahead of James Patterson is probably that he is from Minnesota (which happens to be where I live) and his books are based here and in Wisconsin and take place in many areas I have been and know quite well.  I like that while I am reading them, I can completely picture the location.Who is your favorite author?

Books We Love: The Great Turkey Race

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Books We Love:  The Great Turkey Race

Keeping up with the fall / Thanksgiving books this month, this one is so much fun to read.  It is actually a book on CD so we read it two different ways.  This story is about the turkeys all competing to be the Thanksgiving turkey.  It's a comical, fun book your little ones will enjoy.   The Great Turkey Race By Steve Metzger Illustrated by Jim Paillot What are some of your favorite Thanksgiving books to read?  Do your kids love books on CD?  You can check out the rest of our Books We Love series here.  

Books We Love: How About A Kiss For Me

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Books We Love:  How About A Kiss For Me

This is such a fun book to read.  It has been a favorite since we first got it, and continues to be a favorite for us all.  Not only are there fun animals throughout for the kids to kiss, but some silliness mixed in that makes us all giggle.  And to end, I get a kiss every time.   How About A Kiss for Me? Written By Todd Tarpley Illustrated by Liza Woodruff

Books We Love: My Very Own Name

Relevance: 89%      Posted on: June 21, 2014

Books We Love:  My Very Own Name

If you haven't heard of I See Me Personalized Children's Books, you should check them out.  We won one when Maggie was a baby, and then I got this to review with Maggie.  I cannot explain how much we love this book.  The pictures, the quality of the pages, and the story in general are all incredible. We love to search out animals on the pages and talk about the letters on the pages.  Maggie will actually read this story word for word without even having the book around.  Because of it, she learned her full name, and her birthdate. Things I was planning on teaching her but she learned on her own just because of this book.   My Very Own Name By:  Maia Haag Illustrated by Mark Mille

Books We Love: That’s Not My Elephant

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Books We Love:  That's Not My Elephant

*Affiliate links may be included in this post.*   Henry is my silly, happy, always trying to keep up with the older kids "baby" who isn't a baby anymore.  At 17 months old, I love that while he wants to climb and explore, he also loves to sit on my lap and read some stories.  Since he was younger {haha} he has loved touch and feel books.  That's Not My Elephant makes my list of favorites AND Henry's list because the simple repetition paired with the touch and feel pages with different textures on every page make reading and exploring this book so much fun for both him and I.     Not only is this book fun, but there is an entire line of That's Not My ...... books with the same fun, rhythmic repetition that kids love.   To find the rest of the Books We Love features - head on over to this page.

Books We Love: Five Little Pumpkins

Relevance: 86%      Posted on: October 12, 2014

Books We Love:  Five Little Pumpkins

Since Halloween is coming, I thought it would be fun to spend the rest of the month showcasing some of our favorite Halloween books.  To start with, here is one that you may very well have read with your children.   Five Little Pumpkins Pictures by Dan Yaccarino Both of the kids like this book and it always elicits some giggles as we read it.  Charlie is really into counting objects lately, so this book is perfect for him. See more Books We Love here. What are some of your favorite halloween books?

Books We Love: Amazing Women

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Books We Love:  Amazing Women

*Disclosure:  Affiliate links may be included.* I was reading some article on the internet this morning about how by age 10 most girls are giving up on their dreams while that isn't the same for boys. {I seriously wish I could find the article to link to it}. My goal as a mom is to not only encourage my kids to all be whatever they want to be but to chase those dreams and never give up. I have quite a few books that I stock our book bin with because I want to keep those words and successes of others in front of my kids every day. One of the books I love reading with the kids is Amazing Women. There are over 100 women in this book. Each page talks about the life and accomplishment of each of them in short little snippets. Each week we feature books we love and I love sharing them with you all. Who is one woman who has inspired you in your life?

Books We Love: Count to 100

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Books We Love:  Count to 100

I'm all about books that encourage concepts we are working on anyways.  I'm also a huge fan of books that work for all of the kids.  Today, our Usborne Books & More order arrived and some of the new titles were in it.  I couldn't wait to dig in and neither could the kids.  One of the books we ordered was I Can Count to 100.  Maggie already counts to 100, but I knew it would be great practice for Charlie and Henry too in the future.   The beginning of the book starts out with counting objects, one, then two, then three, and up to ten.  Then 20, 30, 40, etc. up to 100.  On each page, they are grouped together for different counting skills, counting by 5's, 10's, on 70 you count by 7's, yet you can also count by 1's on each page.  The pictures are so fun and engaging and the pages do more than just get them counting, they ask questions.  The questions have them searching the pages for answers so they don't get bored with just counting their way through the book.  They get them thinking and talking and learning about so much.  Younger readers can learn to count, but as they grow, the book grows with them and they can work on multiplication.   While I AM an Usborne Books & More consultant and do get commission on any orders through my links, I truly share these books because above all, I'm a mom.  A mom who loves to see my kids succeed and grow and I love that books are such a large part of that for us. Count to 100   To purchase this book, visit the website and click on the party name or anytime orders.   I recently wrote about early math books for young learners.  It will be a series by age, I will try to update this post with the rest as soon as they are done.

Books We Love: Look Inside Your Body

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Books We Love:  Look Inside Your Body

This may be one of the neatest books I have ever seen.  With over 100 flaps to life, kids and adults alike will have some fun while learning about how your body works.  I've learned a few things and we just have so much fun.  It's so realistic and easy to follow.  For example - when you are on the Eating Food page, it shows your body, top to bottom.  As you lift the flap to eat the food, there is another flap that shows how the food starts to go through your body.  You never know when you lift a flap if you will find one more flap or not.  While I earn a commission on all Usborne books sales placed through my link, I really think that every family should have this book. Look Inside Your Body To see other titles in our Books We Love series - check out this page.

Books We Love: Appaloosy

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Books We Love:  Appaloosy

*Disclosure:  Affiliate links may be included.* Hey all! Remember that horse obsessed daughter of mine? Guess what? She has discovered some new horse books that are a little different than most of them. They are written from the horses perspective and covers a certain era in history. Appaloosy is the first book in the series. This book is written about the Nez Perce tribe. We enjoyed the story a lot - you can see my full video review and get a sneak peek at the other books in the series.   Each week we feature a book we love and we would love to hear from you.  What book is your family loving reading right now?

Books We Love: The Leaves are Falling One by one

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Books We Love:  The Leaves are Falling One by one

This month we will be sharing some great fall and Thanksgiving themed books.  Today we are featuring a book that is just perfect for fall.  This book has a great rhythm and you will probably recognize the song as you begin reading it.   Don't be surprised if you find yourself singing the story as you go.   The Leaves are Falling One by One By Steve Metzger Illustrated by Miriam Sagasti Find the rest of our Books We Love series here. What are some of your favorite fall and Thanksgiving themed books?

Books We Love: Little Blue Truck

Relevance: 82%      Posted on: June 14, 2014

Books We Love:  Little Blue Truck

Not too long ago, we participated in a book exchange, you know the ones.  You send out one book, 6 letters, and in the end, you get 36 books I believe it is.  Well, so far, we have gotten two.  Not really surprised by that, but each time a book has shown up, it's been a nice little surprise.  The last book we received was this one, Little Blue Truck.  It almost immediately became Charlie's favorite.  He loves to sit and read it all of the time.  There was a time we had it in the car for a long car trip, and he was so funny.  At bedtime when it was time to read, he looked all over the bedroom for his book, saying truck, truck, the entire time.  I had to go out to the truck and get the book so we could read it.   I love this book because it has really increased his language as well as his interaction during story time.  He will get hung up on a page and keep turning back to it to tell me more about it.  For the boy who hasn't always cared to sit through an entire story, that's a big deal!  It helped him start identifying animals, as well as their sounds and it is so much fun to read with him.  It's a fun story to read about a dump truck who needs the help of the farm animals that he had just ignored, told in a fun, entertaining story kids will love.   Little Blue Truck by Alice Schertle Illustrated by Jill McElmurry Is there a story that has turned your "too busy to sit down and read" child into a book lover? To see other books we love, you can visit this page.

Books We Love : The Spic and Span Fairy

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Books We Love :  The Spic and Span Fairy

The book I wanted to share with you this week is such a fun read, but has somehow disappeared in the last 24 hours.  So, here is another book that is my personal favorite right now, haha.  We have been struggling lately to get the kids to clean up their own messes.  Some days they do great, but other days it is a huge struggle and has all of us upset by the end of the night.   The Spic-and-Span Fairy By Sally Hewitt See the rest of the books we love and share some of your favorites with us.

Books We Love: National Geographic Kids Halloween

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Books We Love:  National Geographic Kids Halloween

I love this book, and so does Maggie.  There is actually one page where there are dogs in costumes and she had to get down from the couch and go show it to Lady Jane, the dog.  It was so sweet.  I like that this book is easy to read, informative, yet interesting to little ones.   National Geographic KIDS Halloween By Laura Marsh What are your favorite Halloween books to read?  For a full list of other books we love, visit this page.  

Books We Love: I Am A Wonder Woman

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Books We Love:  I Am A Wonder Woman

*Disclosure: Affiliate links may be included. I received this book to share as I wish.* As a mom, I want my kids to have stories and examples of people who have made a difference in our life. I want them to know they can do anything. That when they see something in our world that they think needs to change - they have the ability to help change that. While we can always tell our children that they can do anything they set their mind to - putting in front of them examples of people who did just that is the encouragement their young minds need. I Am A wonder Woman is hands down one of my favorite books I have ever put my hands on and definitely one of the books we love. I love it so much! Inspiring activities to try - I Am A Wonder Woman - Incredible Women to Discover is a fantastic introduction to 61 women to help your children feel valued and empowered. Each person will be introduced to you and then you do an activity to go along with it. These activities are thought-provoking questions, quizzes, make-and-do challenges, drawing projects and so much more. Do the activities with your child or discuss them with them after and you can feel empowered together. You can view other featured Books We Love by following the link or by entering Books We Love in the search bar on the home page.

Books We Love: Waiting for Winter

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Books We Love:  Waiting for Winter

Join squirrel and his friends as they try to stay awake to see snow. This silly story is sure to delight readers as they go waiting for winter.

Books We Love: Slide and See Farm

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Books We Love:  Slide and See Farm

Slide and See Farm is an engaging and fun book that lets you watch your child's mind at work as they trace and explore each page. With durable moving parts, it is sure to be a favorite.

Books We Love: Women of the Bible

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Books We Love:  Women of the Bible

*Disclosure:  Affiliate links may be included in this post.*   I had spent a ton of time looking for a bible study I could do that was not super time intensive but that I could fit into my days.  I put Women of the Bible on my Secret Santa list last year and got it.  I enjoy this bible study as I learn more about the women of the bible.  I know for me - there are plenty of times I am reading about someone and can really relate it to my life in a way that I obviously needed to read at that moment.  The daily lessons go over her story, her life and times, her legacy and scripture that guides you to dig deeper with thought-provoking questions about the bible verses relating to her, her promise and her legacy of prayer.   It is designed as a Monday through Friday thing. Books We Love is our way of sharing a different book we love every week, this week I decided to add a book I love instead of one of the kids' books.

Books We Love: 1001 Things to Spot in the Sea

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Books We Love:  1001 Things to Spot in the Sea

1001 Things to Spot in the Sea is one book in a series of 16 titles.  I love how fun the pages are and my kids are learning so much about different sea animals, different things in the sea habitat, and so much more.  I love that there are so many different titles and we can tie them in with our homeschool curriculum at the time.  *I am an Usborne Books & More consultant.  I earn a commission on all purchases through my link.  That being said, I appreciate your support of our family.  If you are interested in hosting a party or joining my team, please let me know.* 1001 Things to Spot in the Sea   Visit our Books We Love page for more of our favorites. Have you checked out the entire 1001 Things to Spot series?  I'd love to know which book you would choose first.

Books We Love: I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More

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Books We Love:  I Ain't Gonna Paint No More

This happens to be a favorite of Charlie's lately, Maggie loves it, and I really love to read it. I bought it back when I use to teach and still enjoy reading it to the kids.  It is a great book to help get kids anticipating the end of the sentence.  They can work on their rhyming skills by figuring out what part of the body the kid is painting in the story.   I Ain't Gonna Paint No More! By Karen Beaumont Illustrated by David Catrow   You can check out some of the other books we love here.   What are your favorite books to read this week?

Books We Love: I Survived

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Books We Love:  I Survived

*Disclosure:  Affiliate links may be included.* Raise your hand if you have kids who love these I Survived books! I've been reading them to my five and seven-year-olds at bedtime and they beg for more chapters every night. These exciting adventures take them back in time to real events that have taken place. Page after page, your kids will be begging for more. For more Books We Love, come back weekly to see the latest book.  

Books We Love: So Tall Within

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Books We Love:  So Tall Within

Journey along with Sojourner Truth on her long walk toward freedom in So Tall Within.

Books We Love: Very First Book of Things to Spot Out and About

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Books We Love:  Very First Book of Things to Spot Out and About

This is such a fun book for toddlers. Watch their faces as they search each page in answer of the question you asked. Get in on the fun as they learn new words, explore the pages and keep those brains engaged.

Books We Love: Day & Night

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Books We Love:  Day & Night

*Affiliate links may be included.*   You may recall us talking about a series of books written from the perspective of the horse. This is another of these stories and even I was hooked. This is the story of Tucker & Shiloh - two brothers who end up on opposite sides of the Civil War. Being able to read about the story from both sides was very engaging. Check out Day & Night by Mattie Richardson to find out more. Check back weekly for the newest books we love feature.

Books We Love: The Magic Attic Club Megan’s Masquerade

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Books We Love:  The Magic Attic Club Megan's Masquerade

Reading is a passion of mine and discovering amazing books for my kids is always so much fun. The Magic Attic Club is a fantastic book series for kids to read and learn about history.

Books We Love: Toliver’s Secret

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Books We Love:  Toliver's Secret

*Disclosure: Affiliate links may be included.* I love when I can sneak in some history by reading an interesting story that really has a lot of historical information and the kids don't know! You see, this book - Toliver's Secret is about a young, ten-year-old girl who disguises herself as a boy to deliver a VERY important message to George Washington. Young Ellen faces many challenges along the way and we get to journey through the story with her and discuss the differences between then and now, the geography of where she is and where she is going and so much more. If I started reading this story during the morning when we do our book work for school, my son would fight it, goof off, who knows what - but we wouldn't enjoy the story. I decided to read it at bedtime and guess what - we both just want to keep reading every night. It is part of the extra recommended reading for Notgrass history that we are doing with Charlie. You can view other books we love - let me know below what one of your favorite books of the week has been.

Books We Love: Usborne Beginners History Box Set

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Books We Love:  Usborne Beginners History Box Set

  *Disclosure:  Affiliate links may be included.* We already have the science and animals box sets so this was a must add to our home library. These books are very inviting to look at with fantastic pictures. The short tidbits of information your child learns throughout really stick in their heads. These books are so packed full of information that I have written a few homeschool units for us to use based on these books. The Usborne Beginning History Box Set comes with the following titles: Ancient Greeks, Castles, Celts, Digging Up the Past, Egyptians, Iron Age, Maya, Romans, Stone Age, and Vikings.   For more great stories, check out our weekly Books We Love to see what else we have been reading.

Books We Love: My First Reference Book About How Things Grow

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Books We Love:  My First Reference Book About How Things Grow

I had passed over this book every time I looked through the website or catalog because it just didn't seem that impressive to me.  I was so ridiculously wrong.  I had a customer order it and the order arrived at my house so I got to check it out.  I immediately added it to my wish list.  The toughest part was deciding which book in the series I wanted first - how things grow, our world, or food.  I decided on How Things Grow since it was garden planting time.  I love that this could be used as part of a science curriculum for toddlers, preschool or kindergarten.   It starts out with simple questions like, "How many different green plants can you find?"  You learn about the different types of plant seeds and how they spread.  The questions at the end of the sections allow kids to quiz themselves and check the answers in the back of the book.  There is a ton of information in this book and it's laid out in such a fun and engaging way for kids.  {I am a consultant for Usborne books so I get commission on all purchases through my links.  Our family appreciates your support}.   Very First Reference Book About How Things Grow We really love this book and I can't wait to get the other books in the series.  See the rest of our favorites on our Books We Love page.

Books We Love: Waiting for Winter

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Books We Love:  Waiting for Winter

*Affiliate links may be included.*   Waiting for Winter is an adorable and silly book about some winter animals who were trying to figure out what snow was. They discovered one thing after another that fit what they thought snow was....only it wasn't. I'm sad this book is out of print now because we love it but you can snag a copy on Amazon. Books We Love is a weekly feature where we share a book we have loved reading recently.  I always want to hear your favorites so leave a comment and let me know what you are reading.

Books We Love: Blogging Through the Alphabet – B

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Books We Love:  Blogging Through the Alphabet  - B

Books We Love is a weekly segment where we feature one or more books from the week that we have enjoyed reading. Come check out this week's books that start with the letter B.

Books We Love: Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims

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Books We Love:  Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims

*Disclosure:  Affiliate links may be included in this post.*   Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims is a laugh-out-loud story about time travel adventures with exceptional Americans.  Journey back to the pilgrims with Liberty - a talking, sarcastic horse. In this entertaining story, you journey back in time to ask questions like why do you want to leave Europe?  What will you do when we finally see land?  And so much more!  The kids and I enjoy these stories as part of our family read-aloud time.  I get to see things from a different perspective as I read to the kids. Follow along every week as we share books we love.  Have you read the Rush Revere stories?  I'd love to hear which one was your favorite.

Books We Love: You Choose

Relevance: 72%      Posted on: February 23, 2018

Books We Love:  You Choose

 One thing I like to have in a book is a book that will keep us entertained together while we are waiting.  You Choose is a must have book in our house.  We love to take it when we are going out to eat and will have some time to kill.  

Books We Love: Cars Thunder and Lightning

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Books We Love:  Cars Thunder and Lightning

One of our friends knew about his obsession and happened to find a Lightning McQueen Thunder and Lightning book at Goodwill and picked it up for him.  We read it a minimum of twice daily.  Naptime and Bedtime and any other time he decides we need to read it.  I'm hoping to find some

Books We Love: How to Win a Nobel Prize

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Books We Love:  How to Win a Nobel Prize

*Disclosure:  Affiliate links may be included in this post.*   Looking for a great way to introduce some of the brilliant minds of our past? How to Win a Nobel Prize is a great way to learn about twelve Nobel prize winners. Here is the description from the back of the book. Mary has always wanted to win a Nobel Prize.  She loves doing science experiments at home.  But how can she become a real scientist and win the greatest prize of all?  One day Mary stumbles on a secret meeting of Nobel Prize winners.  Swearing her to secrecy, Professor Barry Marshall agrees to be her guide as she travels around the world and through time to learn the secrets behind some of the most fascinating and important scientific discoveries.  They talk space and time with Albert Einstein, radiation with Marie Curie, DNA with Crick, Watson and Wilkins - and much more.  Join Mary on her time-travel adventure and perform your own experiments along the way! Each Nobel Prize winner chapter also contains an experiment for you to try at home to learn more.   Join us on a time-travel adventure learning about some incredible people.   This book is part of our books we love series.  Each week we are sharing a book we love - follow along by clicking this link - Books We Love.     

Books We Love: Story Path

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Books We Love:  Story Path

Do you remember reading the choose your own ending books as a kid? I loved them as a kid and now, I love this. Find out why our family loves Story Path.

Books We Love: Smithsonian Readers World of Wonder Level 3

Relevance: 69%      Posted on: February 26, 2016

Books We Love:  Smithsonian Readers World of Wonder Level 3

We received a set of these books to review that you can check out next week, but this book instantly became a favorite.  My three year old isn't necessarily an avid reader.  In fact, getting him to sit down can be downright impossible.  Not with this book though.  I cannot be more serious when I tell you that this is his favorite book and he can now tell you all sorts of things about mummies and ancient Egypt.  It's adorable  We did some online research to find out more because he is now obsessed with this stuff and cannot wait to read and learn more.  We read this book almost every single day.  The whole series is packed with information but this is the favorite.  {Note:  this link is an affiliate link and I earn a tiny portion of money if you use it.  Our family really appreciates your support.} Smithsonian Readers:  World of Wonder Level 3    Check out the rest of our Books We Love series.  What books have you read and loved lately?

Books We Love: Freedom Crossing

Relevance: 68%      Posted on: February 13, 2021

Books We Love:  Freedom Crossing

Each week on Books We Love we feature a story we have read recently that we want to share with you. This week we are sharing Freedom Crossing. A story about a young slave and his journey to freedom through the Underground Railroad. Will Laura turn him in or will she help him escape to freedom? Find out in Freedom Crossing.

Books We Love: Little Kids First Big Book of the Ocean

Relevance: 68%      Posted on: August 20, 2020

Books We Love:  Little Kids First Big Book of the Ocean

*Disclosure:  Affiliate links may be included.* A little over a week ago, I posted a giveaway for some Shark Week books your kids will love!  While the giveaway may be over, I am so excited to share one of those books with you.  Henry and I have been reading the Little Kids First Big Book of the Ocean as a bedtime story.  He is five, almost six and absolutely loves our bedtime story time ritual.  If he had his way, we would read all night long! We read about two or three of the ocean creatures listed in this book.  You will first notice the gorgeous pictures throughout the book.  The ocean creatures are presented by the different oceans they are found in.  We are reading through the Pacific Ocean creatures and absolutely loving it!  Throughout the pages are fact boxes with details about the specific kind of animal, home, size and other amazing facts.  There are interactive questions in each section that lead to great conversations about the different animals.  There are also pop-up facts with other interesting facts about each of the animals. The parent tips in the back give you fun activities to do with your children to enhance your child's learning. The colorful ocean map lists the animals found in each of the oceans.  There's also a glossary in the back. We love love love the National Geographic Kids books and love adding new ones to our collection.  The First Big Book collection is definitely one we want to own all of!  This will be a great addition to our marine biology unit for this year. Each week we share a different book we love - see you next week!

5 Reasons to Join My Usborne Books & More Team

Relevance: 68%      Posted on: April 29, 2016

5 Reasons to Join My Usborne Books & More Team

Becoming an Usborne Books & More consultant was a great decision for me and my family.  Not only do I get to get these amazing books in the hands of my children, but I get to make a little extra fun money for my family.  The decision was an easy one for me, but I know for some, it isn't an easy choice.  I want to share some of the reasons why you should join my team today!  To start with, the support I receive from my upline is amazing!  They really make it easy to be successful, plus, with some monthly challenges, it keeps me motivated.  Let's check out the reasons you should join today.   Low start up cost. With two different starter kit options, you can choose what is best for you.  The mini is $75 and comes with 10 books.  The full is $125 and comes with 20 books.  You will receive a variety of books so you can see the selection of books we offer. Earn your kit cost back. In your first 30 days, you have the opportunity to earn back half or even the full price of your starter kit. Earn free books AND cash. In your first 12 weeks, you have the opportunity to earn even more free books as well as some cash!  Write Your Own Success Story offers five different levels and ways to earn more just for having some fun with books.  Not only that, but the head office offers two different challenges each month with different rewards. Earn commission on all retail sales - even your own. While the discount isn't upfront, you are paid commission weekly.  Earn commission on all retails sales, including your own purchases.  Who couldn't use a little extra money these days, right?! FREE or discounted books. Let's face it, that's the best part of this, right?!  Not all orders come through parties, so you can catch all of those orders and cash in on the hostess rewards.  FREE, half price books and even some other discounts. Earn your kit price back during your launch party. As soon as you join - get ready for your launch party.  Invite your friends and family, have some fun, and at the end of your party, you will likely have earned back the cost of your starter kit, or most of the cost.  That's right - earn it back right away!  The average party reaches about $400 in sales.  That means you earn back $100 - almost the full price of your starter kit.  The income opportunities are endless, and you get to do it all with a flexible schedule.  You can earn all of this money FROM YOUR COUCH!  You don't have to host parties outside your home, you can do all Facebook parties if you choose.  Or, you can choose to do booth events and so much more.  The best part is, you don't have to be a salesperson to succeed.  The books really do sell themselves.  From the outstanding quality of books to the endless hours of fun the kids can have with these books, everybody will love them.   Tell me, what is holding you back from joining?  I'm here to answer your questions and get you started. Are you ready to get started on your own Usborne Books & More business?  Join my VIP group and then PM me for more information or use the contact tab at the top of the page or email me at summers1405 {at} yahoo {dot} com.  Happy reading!

Books We Love: Art Books

Relevance: 67%      Posted on: January 6, 2019

Books We Love:  Art Books

Kids love art! Keeping some art idea books handy ensures they never run out of new things to make. Find out some of our favorite art ideas books.

Books We Love: Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See?

Relevance: 67%      Posted on: November 29, 2014

Books We Love:  Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See?

            Charlie has been working on learning more colors, so this is a great tool to help him. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? By Bill Martin Jr and Eric Carle Read about more books we love.  How many of your favorites have made the cut?