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 […]
November 18, 2016

2016 Winter Book Fair: Books For Everyone!

2016 Winter Book Fair Books for Everyone On Your Christmas List! We have chosen the best of the best, our personal favorites, and plenty of great reads […]
November 8, 2016

Vote for . . . Whoever (A Re-post from 2012)

In a campaign season, especially a big general election like this one, parents and teachers want to give the kids a clue what’s going on.  We’re […]