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Wishes for the New Year with Star Darlings

I love discovering new chapter books for my kids, and this brand new book series for Disney Star Darlings are so much fun! These are the type of book my girls just gobble up, learning all about the Star Darlings and… Continue Reading →

Inspire a Lifelong Love of Reading

Reading is such an important activity to do with babies, toddlers, and school age children! No matter what age a child is, their life should be surrounded by books, books, and more books. So many things can be learned, shared,… Continue Reading →

How to Raise Rockstar Readers

If you’re a parent with children ready to read, then you’ll LOVE this amazing new book for Raising a Rock-Star Reader, in stores November 10th. This is a parents’ must-have guide for raising a lifelong reader and learner. There are… Continue Reading →

Button, Paper Fun, and Star Wars Mania Book Series

If you’re a long time reader of this blog, you know I love me some craft books. Especially kids craft books! So I’m thrilled to showcase my dear friend, Amanda of Crafts by Amanda, and her new books that have… Continue Reading →

Book Picks for Exploring Our 5 Senses

We’ve been exploring our 5 senses over the last several weeks… taste, smell, hearing, touch, and sight. We even celebrated with a popcorn party using all our senses! Now we’re sharing a few books that can help reinforce all the… Continue Reading →

Happy Handmade – Kids Craft eBook

I’m a HUGE fan of a good kids craft book, so I’m thrilled to share a new and fabulous one that just popped up on the scene… Happy Handmade. It’s a collaboration of 17 craft bloggers from around the world,… Continue Reading →

10 Interactive eBooks for Kids

I’m always on the look out for appropriate and educational apps and books I can share with my kids. We’ve found some really great interactive ebooks, great to have on your smart phone or tablet. With the upcoming holidays, these… Continue Reading →

Book Review: The Rhino Who Swallowed a Storm

If you’re a fan of the classic children’s show Reading Rainbow, then you’ll be happy to hear about today’s book review. It comes from first time author LeVar Burton, yes, the host of Reading Rainbow, for the new children’s book The Rhino… Continue Reading →

Watercolor Outer Space Bookmarks

With the weather cooling a bit, it’s time to snuggle up with a blanket and a good book! But you’ll need a trusty bookmark to go with to hold your place. So we’re crafting Watercolor Outer Space Bookmarks with crayons and watercolor… Continue Reading →

Make Leather Bookmarks for Father’s Day Gifts

I recently came across a leather artisan who was selling leather scraps and scooped up a bunch for crafting. I couldn’t wait to use some in a project, and what better medium to use for gifts for dads? With Father’s Day… Continue Reading →

10 Ways to Celebrate Our Favorite Books

We’re big readers at our house, books seem to be coming out of our ears! Have you seen Matt’s book reviews yet? We’re having fun posting those, with more to come. As we finish a book, it’s fun to keep the… Continue Reading →

Book Review: The Origami Yoda Series

May the 4th be with you. Coming up on May 4th is a great Star Wars holiday, so I’m going to give you guys a great Star Wars book. This month I’m reviewing the Origami Yoda series by Tom Angleberger. These books… Continue Reading →

Book Review: Cheesie Mack Series

Hello, it’s me again. I have come to talk to you about another book. These books are the Cheesie Mack series. I chose this series because the author recently visited my school. I thought why not read his books before… Continue Reading →

Book Review: The BFG by Roald Dahl

I’m thrilled to officially introduce you to my superhero son, Matt. He’s been part of this blog since it’s beginning with kids crafts, and a craft video as well. He’s my little bookworm and I’m happy to have him sharing… Continue Reading →

9 Creative Ways to Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s Birthday

What would the world of children’s books be like if it wasn’t for Dr. Seuss? We are celebrating his 110th birthday coming up on March 2nd. Can you believe it? When I was little, I had One Fish, Two Fish,… Continue Reading →

Crazy Paper Hats Inspired by Dr. Seuss

We’re huge Dr. Seuss fans in this house – aren’t you? We love the over-the-top, zany worlds and characters that fill the pages of his books. Since Dr. Seuss’s birthday is coming up on March 2, we decided to turn… Continue Reading →

4 Crafty Projects to Celebrate The Lorax

We love to celebrate our storytime reading with fun crafts and activities to further our learning and exploration of our books. With Dr. Seuss’s birthday coming up on March 2nd, I’m highlighting 4 activities to craft for one of my… Continue Reading →

Crochet-A-Day: Crochet Bookmark

We have a book-tastic pattern for our Crochet-A-Day series. We’re stitching up a few Crochet Bookmarks to help save our spots in our favorite books. We’re partnering with Consumer Crafts for a week’s worth of crochet projects. Head over to… Continue Reading →

Gift Guide for Your Little Bookworm

I’ve recently signed up with Ebay to start gathering super cool items for a gift guide collection. Today I’m featuring some of the books I’ve collected in one handy place for your little bookworm. Be sure to check it out and… Continue Reading →

Yarn Wrapped Mummy Ghost Bookmarks

My daughter and I are at it again with a Halloween craft over at Craftspiration. These Mummy Ghost Bookmarks are a perfect craft to make and take for a Halloween party with family, friends, or classmates. It’s also a great… Continue Reading →

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