children’s book

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 reviews each month for some of his favorite books. I’m going to let him take […]

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, Red Fish, Blue Fish memorized from cover to cover! Here are 9 creative ways to […]

You already know caterpillars are super cool creatures. Well, I spotted this over at the MT Spotlight by Evelyn of The Bottomsup Blog! She’s created this darling caterpillar clothespin to craft and celebrate Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar. The kids will love to make this little guy! Here are a few other story and craft […]

There is nothing that makes me happier than seeing my children enjoying a good book! Well, almost nothing. A simple craft project that has a great purpose is also one of my favorite things! Today’s craft project (which can be for your kids and you) is just that: simple and totally functional. Plus, anything is adorable with a pom-pom attached to […]

Since we are knee deep into our Storybook Summer series, I thought it appropriate to share something fun from writer, designer, and author, Kevin Gard. Through the Kickstarter program, Kevin is hoping to raise enough money to help him publish his lovable story of, Oh, Sully! After watching this video, I was hooked. I’ve fallen […]

Storybook Summer post by Aimée and Bettijo of Paging Supermom It’s Aimée and Bettijo here from PagingSupermom.com to share one of our favorite books. If you’ve never read the Scrambled States of America book then you’re in for a real treat. It’s not often that a children’s book comes along that will please both adults […]

Storybook Summer post by Genny of In Lieu of Preschool We were given the book Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes and the accompanying audio CD for Christmas this past year.  Let me tell you, if it were possible to wear out a CD just from listening to it, that would definitely be […]

Guest Post by Melissa of Imagination Soup. Want to get your kids addicted to reading all summer?  Sometimes it just takes finding the right book or series of books. I’ve rounded-up my favorite books, ideas beyond Harry Potter. Many are in a series; many just recently published. These are so good, you’ll want to read […]

Guess How Much I Love You

by Marie on March 4, 2011

This cute little storybook, Guess How Much I Love You, is one of our family’s favorites. I’ve written about it before and how we love to come up with new ways to say I love you. “I love you to the rocks and back”. “I love you to the stars and back”. And so on […]

This fun and simple bookmark came out of inspiration from Kari at UCreate and Becky at I Show Off Crafts. We all attended the CBC conference a few weeks back and got to talking about how people come up with creative ideas. It can simply come from naming 2 supplies like googley eyes and pipe […]

March 2nd is Dr. Seuss’s birthday and we’re celebrating with some fun Dr. Seuss inspired activities! From the Cat in the Hat to Green Eggs and Ham, his stories are a perfect jumping point for all kinds of crafts. The Foot Book by Make and Takes (pictured above) Red Fish Blue Fish Craft by Muffin […]

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