Book Blitz!


My middle daughter enjoys reading, but we’re trying to nudge her to bookworm status. Her wonderful 2nd grade teacher is a huge inspiration to Ava in countless ways, but it was a recent class “snowball book blitz” that helped our daughter push herself to read chapter books. The class was divided into two teams and […]

If You Give a Dog a Donut


  If you give a dog a donut, it may be because you read your son this book 72 times and decided to turn it into a Book Club. He’ll write down a few ideas during your Book Club brainstorm, and when he gets tired of writing he’ll ask you to write for him. After […]

If You Give a Daughter a Book about a Mouse Who Wants a Cookie


My kids have all loved this whole series of books by Laura Numeroff. For some book club time with my middle daughter, nearly 4 at the time, this was a perfect match. I had come across “lapbooks” and wanted to give it a try. There are dozens of websites and blogs with a jackpot of […]

The Sisters Grimm


The Sisters Grimm Series had been recommended to me by a friend. I decided to read the first book before Maya. A few chapters in, I realized this would be a fun series to use as a Book Club for her and my BFF’s daughter. The teacher ideas floweth, and when I presented it to […]

Oh Pippi, How I Had Missed You!


Written in 1945, it landed in my hands sometime in my childhood of the 80s. I loved the TV shows too. It was therefore, exciting for my daughter and I to read together. She was 5 at the time and an early reader. We shared the reading and the laughs. I had come across “lapbooks” […]