We are a family of readers. And, although my son has reached an age in which he usually wants to read by himself at night, he does sometimes ask that I read to him. And I am always happy to oblige.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on December 26, 2016 at 8:12am — No Comments
Earlier this week, I wrote about my struggle to incorporate math into the bedtime story routine. (Still working/not working on that one.) Part of that struggle comes from the fact that I have always enjoyed reading more than math. So, I am always on the lookout for a good book deal.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on September 10, 2016 at 12:04pm — No Comments
There is something odd about my life right now.
My BFF at work asked me what I was reading these days, and after thinking about it for a few moments, I had to respond with "nothing."…
Added by Lauren Markman on August 12, 2016 at 6:16am — No Comments
If your boys are looking for a great adventure with pirates look no further.
Title: Yaakov The Pirate Hunter
Author: Nathaniel Wyckoff
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Michelle Nott is an author, poet, freelance writer and editor, former teacher (K-12), and adjunct professor. She has lived in the US, France, and Belgium and currently resides in Texas. Her interest in writing for children…Continue
Added by Mayra Calvani on July 5, 2016 at 2:49pm — No Comments
What is death to you? Is it a person or a thing? What if death was a soft heartfelt being that had all of the answers to all of the questions you’ve ever had? What if death was loving and caring and would carry you to your final resting place?
Learn more about this intriguing and handy guide at…Continue
Added by Kristi Bernard on June 11, 2016 at 12:53pm — No Comments
My son is a reader. He loves to visit our secondhand bookshop to get new books, he reads on his own all the time and he tells me that his current chapter books are too easy. (Am I bragging a little here? Yes.)…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on June 7, 2016 at 6:36am — No Comments
Years ago, before I wrote my first picture book, I thought that picture books were really easy to write. I figured, well, they are short and how hard can it be to write a short book?
How wrong I was.
First of all, when you are writing a picture book usually you are writing for a younger audience. So you have to use short sentences and simple words.
Secondly, you have to make it interesting. Most picture books are short, so you have to grab their attention and keep it.…Continue
Added by Kristi Bernard on April 9, 2016 at 12:41pm — No Comments
My son and I are at the bookstore. He is super excited. He has been dragged around on chores with me all day: Car wash, food shopping, photo pickup, department stores and several other places. As a reward for his super helpful behavior, I told him that I would purchase him the book we are missing from his Magic Tree House series.…
Added by Lauren Markman on March 29, 2016 at 6:26am — No Comments
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As a child, you couldn't catch me without a book in my hand. My idea of fun was spending a Saturday at the library, checking out every hardcover I could carry. I would read to anyone who would listen, including my Cabbage Patch Kids lined up on my bed. I knew the mailman by name. I sat by the door waiting for him to deliver my monthly subscription of Highlights magazine. After I finished a chapter, I would write my own stories in a notebook. But as time passed and as I…Continue
Added by Heather Hopson on February 19, 2016 at 2:42pm — No Comments
Can I wipe bottoms and still kick-ass? What if all the other mums are really, really boring? Is it okay to Google the answers to everything? Kirsty Smith, the acclaimed UK blogger behind Eeh Bah Mum, is the our guest this week on MomCave LIVE. She’s the author of “How to Have a Baby and Not Lose Your…Continue
Added by Jennifer Weedon Palazzo on January 26, 2016 at 8:44pm — No Comments
Kristi's Book Nook is celebrating Multicultural Children’s Book Day!
Added by Kristi Bernard on January 25, 2016 at 8:56pm — No Comments
We've been visiting a lot of model homes lately. And like most show homes, they are immaculately decorated. As we wander through the rooms, I am usually distracted by two thoughts:…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on December 30, 2015 at 6:23am — No Comments
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I don't know about you, but when it comes to my Christmas vacation reads, I want something uplifting. I made the mistake of reading The Lovely Bones over Christmas break when I was twelve which was the absolute worst possible choice for cultivating Christmas cheer. Bring me pure, unadulterated fun!
Reading is an important activity in our life and reading books to our…Continue
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