Excellence in Education

Amazing Matilda – Review and Giveaway

Amazing Matilda – Review and Giveaway

  We have been blessed this summer by getting to read so many amazing books and meeting a lot of fantastic children’s authors.  Bette Stevens recently sent us a copy of her book, Amazing Matilda:  A Monarch’s Tale that inspires kids to meet challenges with patience and persistence. Matilda becomes discouraged when she is not(…)

Only Children Hear Me – Book Review and Giveaway

Only Children Hear Me – Book Review and Giveaway

Book Introduction – Dear Kids: Hi, I’m Jake. Yes, I’m a dog, but I’m definitely not ordinary! I’d like to be your friend and help you whenever you need me. I can give you advice about anything that’s bothering you, because I have a special gift: I can talk to children. My special job is(…)

Here Come the Humpbacks!

Here Come the Humpbacks!

  We’ve been diving head first into a ton of books this summer and connected with a lot of authors, this time, we’ve been sent a stunning book by illustrator Jamie Hogan. DESCRIPTION The migration of a most majestic mammal. In this latest book by acclaimed science writer April Pulley Sayre, young readers follow along(…)

The Animal Gas Project

The Animal Gas Project

One of my daughters favorite books is, “Sir Fartsalot Hunts a Booger.”  If you haven’t heard of it, go to the bookstore and find it – you will laugh right along with your kids at the humor on each and every page.  That being said, I most definitaly couldn’t pass up sharing about a new(…)

DemiChat and the Kent Street Mystery: Book Review and Giveaway

  Even though there is no school in the summer doesn’t mean reading stops in our house.  I actually think more gets read because we don’t have to schedule around so many extra school activities and homework. Toni Brisland recently sent us a copy of her book, DemiChat to check out.  This rollicking adventure is(…)

How To Prepare Your Child For Starting School This Year

If you’re the parent of a toddler due to start school this year, you are probably starting to experience a wide range of emotions as the big day dawns ever closer. By now, you have probably attended meetings at the school, met with teachers, and maybe even started to purchase school uniform. The first day,(…)