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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Celebrates 150 Years of Children’s Publishing

Watching this video reminded me of books from my childhood as well as some of our favorites that we read to our children over the years. Another favorite of mine although my cover looks much different. I remember reading this over and over.  I can’t wait to share it with our daughter.  I still have…
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Book Review: 303 Kid-Approved Exercises and Active Games By Kimberly Wechsler

303 KID-APPROVED EXERCISES AND ACTIVE GAMES Ages: 6-8 By: Kimberly Wechsler Published:  July 30, 2013 Non-Fiction Kids are spending way too much time indoors, sitting in chairs watching movies and playing video games.  Kimberly Weschsler has come up with various exercises and games that will get your kids moving. There are stretches and exercises that…
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Children’s Book Review: When I Grow Up I Want To Be….Teacher….U.S. Army

WHEN I GROW UP I WANT TO BE… a Teacher Carlee Learns a Surprising Lesson Published By: Wigu Publishing Published: December 3, 2013 This is one of the first in a series of books showing that kids can grow up to be whatever they want to be. Carlee isn’t too excited about her first day…
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Children’s Book Review: There Once Was A Man from the USA – 50 State Limericks

THERE ONCE WAS A MAN FROM THE USA 50 State Limericks By:  Joshua Kraushar Illustrated By: Victoria Weiss Children’s Non-Fiction This book includes a collection of limericks about each of the fifty states.  Dictionary.com states a limerick as “a kind of humorous verse of five lines, in which the first, second, and fifth lines rhyme with each other, andthe third and fourth lines, which are shorter, form a rhymed couplet.” Some of the limericks directly relate to the state mentioned and others connect to each other.…
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Children’s Book Review: If You Were Me and Lived in Kenya…Norway…. By Carole P. Roman

IF YOU WERE ME AND LIVED IN…..KENYA A Child’s Introduction to Culture Around the World BY: Carole P. Roman Published: October 24, 2013 Children’s Non-Fiction This is another book in the educational series that takes children on journeys to other countries.  I previously reviewed IF YOU WERE ME AND LIVED IN…FRANCE. You can see that…
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Children’s Book Review: The Christmas Cats Chase Christmas Rats By Constance Corcoran Wilson

THE CHRISTMAS CATS CHASE CHRISTMAS RATS By: Constance Corcoran Wilson Illustrated By: Gary McCluskey Published:  October 22, 2013 Children’s Fiction The Christmas Cats are at it again is Book #2 of the Christmas Cat series.  In the first book, THE CHRISTMAS CATS IN SILLY HATS, children learn that it is best to get along with…
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Children’s Book Review: An Ordinary Toad’s Extraordinary Night By Joanne McGonagle

AN ORDINARY TOAD’S EXTRAORDINARY NIGHT By: Joanne McGonagle Illustrated by Rachael Mahaffey Published: May 17, 2013 This is the story of a young toad named Andrew, pondering whether his life would be more interesting had he been hatched a frog. Andrew decides to take his first solo hop to ask his grandpa some questions about…
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Children’s Book Review: Lucy the Dinosaur: Nice to Meet You by Joey Ahlbum

LUCY THE DINOSAUR! Nice to Meet You By: Joey Ahlbum Published: July 30, 2013 Fiction eBook I’m taking part in the PUMP UP YOUR BOOK Virtual Book Tour.  For other host sites on the tour and their reviews of the LUCY THE DINOSAUR series, click HERE. I had the opportunity to read several of the…
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Children’s Book Review: How the Octopus Got Eight Arms By Yvonne Arroyo

HOW THE OCTOPUS GOT EIGHT ARMS Two Arms are Never Enough By: Yvonne Arroyo Illustrated By:  Carl Wanzung Published: April 12, 2013 HOW THE OCTOPUS GOT EIGHT ARMS tells the funny story of Oscar the Octopus.  When octopus, like Oscar, first came to sea, they only had two arms, like you and me.  The rest…
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Children’s Book Review: If You Were Me and Lived In…France By Carole P Roman

IF YOU WERE ME AND LIVED IN…FRANCE… A Child’s Introduction to Cultures Around the World By: Carole P. Roman Published:  May 2, 2013 Non-Fiction Carole Roman has created a series introducing young children to cultures and people across the world.  Including the book above, she has also written books about Mexico, South Korea and most…
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