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A Babysitter’s Guide to Monster Hunting

A Babysitter’s Guide to Monster Hunting

Newly published this week (June 20th) is the Babysitter’s Guide to Monster Hunting. The Last Kids on Earth meets Goosebumps in this hilarious new series about a secret society of babysitters who protect kids from the monsters that really do live under their beds! When middle schooler Kelly Ferguson’s Halloween plans switch from party-going to(…)

Boredom Busters:  Outer Space Activity Book

Boredom Busters: Outer Space Activity Book

How many children grow up dreaming of becoming an astronaut and exploring outer space? Introduce them to the wonders of space exploration with an interactive activity book by Brett Ortler that’s both educational and entertaining! Through coloring pages by Phil Juliano, word finds, mazes, and more, young space lovers will discover fascinating facts about everything(…)

MATHWAY Solves Your Math Problems #STEM

MATHWAY Solves Your Math Problems #STEM

It’s summer and for most kids that means a break from school, but not in our household and not this summer.  My teenage daughter has decided to tackle college calculus.  While I would love to help, that is just outside my wheel house to be able to assist.  She is acing the class and not(…)

Father’s Day:  Story Time with Dad

Father’s Day: Story Time with Dad

Father’s Day is around the corner, and what better way to show Dad some love than with a story?  We’ve got some fun, funny, and heartfelt books to share with fathers, grandfathers, kids, and the whole family. Saturday with Daddy A young elephant and his Dady spend Saturday running errands, sipping lemonade, and having a(…)

Super Genius Brilliant Learning Games

Super Genius Brilliant Learning Games

We love games as much as we love books.  If you combine the two and have a game which involves reading and vocabulary, we are “beyond the moon” with excitement.  Thanks to Blue Orange games for introducing us to their Super Genius Reading I and Compound Words games. Super Genius Reading I This reading matching(…)

Wanderlust Books for Summer, Ages 9-12

Wanderlust Books for Summer, Ages 9-12

While we may think of far off places all year long, summer brings with it a certain air of adventure. Here are a few of our favorite Wanderlust Books for summer reading. Pyramid Hunters: The Iron Tomb Join Sam Force on a fast-paced adventure through Egypt that’s part National Treasure and part Indiana Jones with(…)