• Kids Reading Challenge - a month long readathon for kids - with a giveaway!
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    KIDS READING CHALLENGE & GIVEAWAY πŸ“• a month long reading challenge for kids with a giveaway too!

    I recently hosted a readathon and my kids wanted to get in on the fun by hosting their own month long readathon. Oh, and of course we’re doing a giveaway as well. Watch the video for the details and then read on below for how to join!       Here’s how to join the Reading Challenge #1 Go to Hey Reader and make an account #2 Join the Kids Hey Readerathon. #3 Add the books your kids want to read for each challenge. #4 During the month of November encourage your kids to read the books they picked and when they finish each book head back to Hey Reader…

  • Family Read Alouds we've read recently - middle grade books for the family
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    Family Read Alouds

    We are always reading (aka listening to) a book together as a family. I wanted to share some of our thoughts on the books we’ve been reading lately. I have all the books listed below but if you want to know what we thought of each of the books, be sure to watch the video. If you have any suggestions on books we should read soon that you’ve enjoyed, let me know!       FAMILY READ ALOUDS   BOOK SCAVENGER For twelve-year-old Emily, the best thing about moving to San Francisco is that it’s the home city of her literary idol: Garrison Griswold, book publisher and creator of the…

  • The Best Picture Books of 2020 - so far! Great picture books to read with kids
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    The Best Picture Books of 2020 (so far)

    I feel like we are behind in our picture book reading this year. I blame it (mostly) on the fact that the libraries were closed for a few months. But now that our library is back up and running we are taking full advantage of it again. (If you are curious, you can see inside a few of the books from our library hauls here.)   These are the best picture books that have been published in 2020 that we have read so far. We’ve got a lot more that came out this year that we want to read yet so like most years I plan on doing this round…

  • Great Homeschooling and Parenting Books for Homeschool Parents
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    GREAT HOMESCHOOL BOOKS FOR MOMS πŸ“˜ books that will inspire & encourage you in your homeschool journey

    Today I have a much requested video: some of my favorite homeschool books for moms. There’s a combination of homeschool and parenting books here, these have all be helpful in our homeschool journey and I hope they will be helpful in yours!       GREAT HOMESCHOOLING & PARENTING BOOKS Seasons of a Mother’s Heart A mother’s life is a whirlwind of seasons, changing from one to another without much warning, and then to another the next day. If your heart is prepared, you can adjust to whatever season comes upon you, weathering the changes with grace; if it is not, you will find yourself reeling and twisting in the…

  • 10 Good Middle Grade Historical Fiction Novels for Kids
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    10 Historical Fiction Middle Grade Books

    A good historical fiction book makes me want to learn more about the time period and topic it covers. I love how great middle grade is at this. Even as an adult I enjoy a lot of middle grade historical fiction books. This list includes some good historical fiction middle grade books. Also, I purposefully did not include any of the books I already included in my round up of WWII historical fiction that I have on this list here. What are some of your favorite historical fiction middle grade books?     10 Historical Fiction Middle Grade Books The Great Trouble Eel has troubles of his own: As an…