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What a Wonderful Book

admin / September 12, 2017

  Every so often, a picture book comes around that truly changes our world for the better, and I would hands-down put What a Wonderful World by Bob Thiele and George David Weiss in this exact category. The words in this story are the lyrics to the song of the same name made enormously famous by the unmatched Louis Armstrong. I…

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Go Behind the Scenes with Children’s Author Shelly Roark

admin / August 21, 2017

  I love to read interviews of authors and discover their fun and interesting behind-the-scenes. This week, I had the privilege of interviewing the amazing Shelly Roark. Her picture book The Bubble Who Would Not Pop! will release in LESS THAN A MONTH with Little Lamb Books. Enjoy!! Welcome, Shelly! Please, tell us a bit about yourself. Hello! I am…

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School Days!

How is it even possible that soon—very soon—school will be back in session? It seems as though we just let out for summer break. Welp, ladies and gents, the calendar doesn’t lie. So today’s blog post is a list of some beloved books that may help those little kiddos transition from summer pools and parties to fall classrooms and lessons.…

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Words

The Swoonworthy

  A few weeks ago, I blogged about words that give me the heebie jeebies. But what about the words that make a girl go warm and fuzzy? That’s right. We’re tackling those lovelies today. So, below are my top seven (I couldn’t whittle it down to five), swoonworthy words—the ones with all the good vibes.   Serene This word…

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June’s Tune in July

This week, out of the gazillion picture books at the library, my children and I brought home June’s Tune. This sweet book is all about a young girl, June, trying to decide on words for her new tune. The delightful book is full of bright colors and silly ideas. From flute-playing dragons to cake-driving brides, the zany story will undoubtedly…

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Words

The Cringeworthy

When I think on some of my favorite warm and fuzzy words, incandescent and whimsy are welcomed to my mind like the gentle breeze at a beach. However (and that’s a BIG however), there are some words that are downright grimace-inducing. These words and their meanings are strewn together in just the wrong way, and to me, they’re the Frankenstein…

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Mr. Tweed’s Good Deeds

  My daughter picked out a true gem at the library last week. We read Mr. Tweed’s Good Deeds again and again and then again some more. The picture book follows Mr. Tweed as he helps his friends find their lost items. In fun, Where’s Waldo-type illustrations, readers will find balloons, mice, fish and much more. My son enjoyed how…

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Scripture

The Not So Random

One of the many elements of a memorable story is how the seemingly random details all weave together, and by the story’s end, aren’t random at all. How the grandson stumbled upon his grandfather’s long lost and final piece of missing art at a simple garage sale, or how the woman’s runaway dog just happened to be cared for by…

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Food

Crab Cakes & Happy Campers

      Our little family is a family of four. Though we aren’t the biggest family (not even close, really), it is quite the task to cook something that everyone will eat without the usual prodding from me. There is one dish, however, that I can always count on: crab cakes. This dish is one of our family favorites,…

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A Winning Combination

One of my absolute favorite weekend activities is to grab a steaming cup of coffee and head out to the bookstore. Perusing those full shelves with a hot cup of joe in hand, surrounded by so many waiting adventures is seriously “it” to me. I could literally spend hours doing this exact thing. So the next time your racking your…

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