• WHAT WE READ IN MARCH - our homeschool read alouds, what the kids are reading & what mom is reading!
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    WHAT WE READ IN MARCH – our homeschool read alouds, what the kids are reading & what mom is reading!

    Today Raeca and I are sharing a wrap up of our reading from the month of March! We are chatting about our read alouds and what we read on our own as well. There was a combination of some pretty mediocre books and some really great ones. We would love to hear what you have been reading lately and if you have any book suggestions for us for future months!       WHAT WE READ IN MARCH   Here are all the books we read in March, be sure to watch the video to hear our thoughts on them!   Flat Stanley’s Worldwide Adventures: The African Safari Discovery When…

  • 12 of the best middle grade books being released in 2021 from March through to June
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    12 of the Best Middle Grade Releases 2021: March – June

    There are so many good sounding books coming out this year! I keep thinking I’ve heard of them all when new ones are announced. There are lots of middle grade books being released from March through to June but these are ones that I’ve heard about and are currently on my radar. It’s not an exhaustive list by any means. I shared a list of books coming out from January through to March already. And then I saw more March releases so I have added them to this list. Are there some middle grade books you know of coming out in the next few months that sound good? Let me know so…

  • New Picture Books Released March 2021 - great new picture book releases
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    New Picture Book Releases We Want to Read: March 2021

    March is another great month for new picture book releases! I have enjoyed making these monthly lists again this year. In case you missed it, you can see the picture books I have been excited to read with my kids from previous months: New Picture Book Releases We Want to Read: January 2021 New Picture Book Releases We Want to Read: February 2021 And if you have kids that read middle grade (or are an adult that reads middle grade, I am!) here are some new releases for middle grade books as well. If you know of any good books being published this year I would love it if you…

  • The Best Picture Books of 2020 - the best picture books for kids published in 2020
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    The Best Picture Books Published in 2020

    It’s time for one of my favorite book lists of the year: The Best Picture Books Published in 2020! Well, okay, this is my first time every writing this particular post but I’ve made lists for the past number of years and it’s a fun annual one to write. In case you are curious, here are are favorites from previous years: The Best Picture Books of 2016 The Best Picture Books of 2017 The Best Picture Books of 2018 The Best Picture Books of 2019     I also like to do a mid-year version of this post, here’s The Best Picture Books of 2020 (so far) from a few…

  • 2021 New Picture Book Releases - great sounding picture books that are being released February 2021
    anticipated releases,  book lists,  elementary,  picture books

    New Picture Book Releases We Want to Read: February 2021

    I’m excited to share a list of books that are coming out in February that sound really good! In case you missed it, I recently shared a post that had January’s new picture book releases as well as middle grade novels that are being released in the first few months of 2021. Once again, I’ve spent quite a bit of time sifting through picture books that are being released and I think I’ve found some really good winners! Obviously, I haven’t actually been able to read these books yet so I can’t promise they are going to be amazing but I hope so. I hope to read as many of…

  • Great Middle Grade Books - books to read for grade 4, grade 5 and grade 6!
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    14 Great Novels for Middle Grade

    A couple times a year I like to make a list of the books my kids have each been reading in the last few months. Today I’m going to share some great middle grade books. These are some that my daughter, who is in grade five, has been enjoying lately. Some of these she’s on to the second, third or fourth book in the series already but I’ll just share the info for book one since it doesn’t make sense to share about books that are later in the series. I think these books would be good for most kids from grade four through six (and up, honestly, I’m an…