Reading Tips

10 Easy Ways to Build Your Library on a Budget

As adults, we all want to make good, quality literature available to kids, whether that's in our homes or in our classrooms. But if you are like me, you don't have an unlimited budget. Here are 10 easy ways to build your library on a budget. Thrift Store Check out your local thrift stores such… Continue reading 10 Easy Ways to Build Your Library on a Budget

Book Lists

15 Picture Books About Kindness

If you are looking to teach your children about how to treat others, here are 15 picture books about kindness! Kindness is important for all relationships whether children are building friendships, building community in the classroom, or simply learning to be kind to their siblings. Want to teach children all about kindness? Skip the lecture,… Continue reading 15 Picture Books About Kindness

Book Lists

The Ultimate Guide of Children’s Books For Camping

Planning a camping trip? Be sure to check out the ultimate guide of children's books for camping along the way! Discover stories of exciting camp adventures, learn the alphabet inspired by the campsite, learn about nature through trail guides, and stay entertained in the car with camping activity books! This all-time guide to kids books… Continue reading The Ultimate Guide of Children’s Books For Camping

Books and Crafts

Create Your Own Constitution

As we approach the Independence Day, create your own constitution with your family or your class. I believe it is important to talk with children about the importance of our constitution created by our forefathers. According to the Miriam-Webster dictionary, constitution is defined as "fundamental principles on which an organization agrees to be governed." Our… Continue reading Create Your Own Constitution

Books and Crafts

Top 10 Literature-Based Cookbooks

Step into the world of your favorite books with these top 10 literature-based cookbooks! At the beginning of the summer, I shared 10 simple ways to engage your young readers over the summer. A few of the tips that I shared were getting into a book series as a family, eating food inspired by books,… Continue reading Top 10 Literature-Based Cookbooks

Book Lists

The Best Literature-Based Kids Shows

If you are searching for the best literature-based kids shows, chances are you just need a break. I am a huge propotent of making books available for your kids to explore and reading aloud with your kids, but you know what? Sometimes, we need TV! Even if it is just for a few minutes. In… Continue reading The Best Literature-Based Kids Shows

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar Charcuterie Board

Spice up your meal time with this very hungry caterpillar charcuterie board idea! I love the book The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle! Its a cute story about a little caterpillar who is eating his way through some leaves, but the leaves aren't enough. Soon, the little caterpillar finds himself eating his way through… Continue reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar Charcuterie Board

Book Lists

Top 10 Book Series for Read Alouds

Check out my top 10 book series for read alouds. These series are perfect for the classroom or just to read together as a family. Last week, I posted about 10 simple ways you could help your children stay engaged with reading over the summer. On my list, I suggested that families get into a… Continue reading Top 10 Book Series for Read Alouds

Reading Tips

10 Simple Ways to Have Engaged Summer Readers

Looking for ways to keep your kids reading throughout the summer? Check out these 10 simple ways to have engaged summer readers. Don't try to do all of them all of the time! You will get burnt out! But maybe pick one or two that you think might resonate with your children and give it… Continue reading 10 Simple Ways to Have Engaged Summer Readers

Book Reviews

My Honest Review of Wildfire

As a parent and a teacher, I want to know what my kiddos are reading, but I don't have time to read every book out there! I hope my honest review of Wildfire by Rodman Philbrick will give you the confidence you need in deciding if the book is right for your child. Summary Sam… Continue reading My Honest Review of Wildfire