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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 →

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 →

How to Keep Kids Reading All Summer Long

I’m thrilled to be guest posting over at the Reading Rainbow blog, yes, that Reading Rainbow! Did you grow up watching LeVar Burton on PBS showcasing all kinds of new and exciting books to read? I loved it. I had the… Continue Reading →

Simple Ideas for Pairing Stories and Snacks

When my girls were wiggly toddlers and preschoolers, we did a lot of our read-aloud time at the kitchen table. They would nibble on their meals, while I read a big stack of picture books. They would listen to stories… Continue Reading →

When Dinosaurs Came With Everything with Mama Smiles

Storybook Summer post by MaryAnne of Mama Smiles The book When Dinosaurs Came With Everything by Elise Broach is a long-time favorite in our house, so I wasn’t surprised when six-year-old Emma picked it when I asked her to choose a book… Continue Reading →

The Wind in the Willows with Kitchen Counter Chronicles

Storybook Summer post by Jen of Kitchen Counter Chronicles At the beginning of the summer my girls and I selected a few books that we would read as a group. Most afternoons we gather around, inside or out, and I read… Continue Reading →

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Craft with No Twiddle Twaddle

Storybook Summer post by Bethany of No Twiddle Twaddle Hi! I’m Bethany, author of No Twiddle Twaddle, and I’m excited to post today on Make and Takes about one of my favorite subjects, children’s books. I admit, I had trouble picking… Continue Reading →

Make Your Own I Spy with Famiglia & Seoul

Storybook Summer post by Gina of Famiglia & Seoul My toddler and I just love heading to the library to see what new books we can discover. I spotted a basic “I Spy” book on the shelf and thought this… Continue Reading →

The Quilt Story with Terri of Creative Family Fun

Storybook Summer post by Terri of Creative Family Fun Do you have a favorite quilt or blanket that brings you comfort every time you wrap up in it? We do and that’s why we chose to read The Quilt Story by Tony… Continue Reading →

Dinosaurs Love Underpants with Rainy Day Mum

Storybook Summer post by Cerys of Rainy Day Mum We’ve recently potty trained and underpants and books featuring them have become a big favourite in our house with one of them being Dinosaurs love Underpants by Claire Freedman and Ben… Continue Reading →

Kites and Curious George with Creative Jewish Mom

Storybook Summer post by Sara of Creative Jewish Mom Hi, I’m Sara from creativejewishmom.com, and we are so excited to share with you one of our cutest ever craft projects! Thanks so much to Marie for inviting us to participate… Continue Reading →

Dr. Seuss’ Birthday and National Reading Day

March 2nd is here, which means it’s National Reading Day, celebrated on Dr. Seuss’ birthday. What is there not to love about Dr. Seuss? His stories and pictures are some of the greatest of all time. I have so many… Continue Reading →

DIY Family Spooky Stories Book

We’ve been on a writing-kick lately, for homeschool.  Remember my A Fun Way to Encourage Handwriting post??  I’ve also raved about how great journals are for kids.  Yep, I’m still on one.  And, with Halloween coming up, my thoughts turned… Continue Reading →

The Rascally Adventures of Calvin and Hobbes

We can’t get enough of Calvin and his crazy adventures. I used to read these books over and over again when I was a child and it’s so much fun to now share them with my son! He’ll be in… Continue Reading →

Giveaway & Interview with Fablehaven Author Brandon Mull

This giveaway is now closed. Thanks to all who entered. Congrats to #11 Sarah E. #42 Janelle, #76 Anne. Have fun finding out what happens in this final book!! Yes, it’s here! Can you believe it? The 5th and final… Continue Reading →

Giveaway: Storytelling with Cherish Bound

This giveaway is now closed. Thanks to all who entered. The 3 winners for the Back to School Giveaway from Cherish Bound are: #4 Lindsey, #65 Renee, and #16 Katy. Have fun with storytelling! I had the opportunity to go… Continue Reading →

Book Time Fun for the Whole Family

Angee from Stories for Snuggling and Dresses and Messes is here as my guest today, sharing a fun reading activity for the whole family. Color Zoo by Lois Ehlert is one of the most unique books I have ever seen!! … Continue Reading →

Katherine Center Interview and Giveaway

While at Mom 2.0, I had the pleasure of meeting the lovely Katherine Center. She was a panelist, talking about her experience writing her novels, The Bright Side of Disaster and Everyone is Beautiful. I was so intrigued by her… Continue Reading →

What’s Your Child’s “Knuffle Bunny”?

Knuffle Bunny by Mo Willems, has recently become one of my favorite children’s books. My son checked it out a few months back from his school library and it’s been a family favorite ever since. It’s about a little girl,… Continue Reading →

Giving out Kisses for Valentines

I’m sharing a fun Book & Craft over at 5 Minutes for Books. We’re reading A Book of Kisses and sharing a yummy kissable treat! Come on over and see how we made these fun Valentine Kisses!

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