February 14, 2017

Valentine’s Day 2017 – We’ve Been Here Before!

All of us here at love a good romance, and over the years we’ve written about some of our favorites.  Not all romance is wholesome, […]
February 5, 2017

Straight Talk About the Birds and the Bees

This is a review specifically for parents; librarians and teachers may benefit as well, but children should ask their parents first before reading further. This is also part […]
January 3, 2017

Go 3D This Year: a Dewey Decimal Dare

Remember when you were in elementary school and dutifully learned the Dewey Decimal system? If you’re like me, you got to college and promptly forgot those […]
December 31, 2016

2017 Reading Challenge for Kids with Printable

The Grown-Ups’ 2017 Reading Challenge Perhaps you have seen Tim Challies‘s  2017 Reading Challenge. Inspired in part by an original PopSugar reading challenge, Challies has broken his challenge down into […]
December 26, 2016

Road Trip! 10 Audio Book Suggestions for the Whole Family

a popular post from our archives! Christmas is coming! And with it, lots of potential travel time…in the car…all together now…. If you’re a screen-free-whilst-driving kind […]
December 26, 2016

10 Chapter Books for Dads to Read to Their Kids (+ Printable)

Strong father figures, adventures, humor, and general fun await! Recommended age ranges in parentheses reflect recommended listening level, but all are appropriate read alouds for a wide […]
December 12, 2016

Twelfth Night: Shakespeare’s Christmas Play

Twelfth Night, or What You Will is not exactly a Christmas play, I’ll admit. But “Twelfth Night” does refer to the 12th night of the 12 […]
December 7, 2016

Pearl Harbor Child: an Interview with Dorinda Nicholson

Her father was from Kansas City; her mother was native Hawaiian, and Dorinda Makanaonalani Stagner grew up on Pearl City Peninsula, just around the bend from […]