Muddy puddles made their way into my house this last week in the best possible way: in a book called Peppa Pig and the Muddy Puddles, which I received for a book review — to be completed by the most stringent of critics – my boys. At age 2 & 5, they let me know […]
My daughter loves American Girl and we’re very excited for the debut of Saige, American Girl of the Year for 2013. American Girl has been dropping hints that the 2013 Girl of the Year is from New Mexico and loves horses and art–now we finally get to meet Saige Copeland and learn all about her! […]
I have to admit that this is not the type of book I normally would pick up. I was recently given the chance to review Melissa Jones book: Emily Hudson: A Novel. I am so glad that I did. This book was wonderfully written and kept me intrigued from beginning to end. It was hard for me to put this book down and I craved more when I was finished…
School’s almost out. You may be looking for great summer books for your teen. I had a chance to review Justina Chen Headley’s third book, North of Beautiful. And I highly recommend it to teen girls and their mothers.
Terra Rose Cooper, has a port wine stain covering the left side of her face. She tries to cover her birthmark with heavy makeup and undergoes numerous painful procedures in an attempt to remove it. In Terra’s mind, her birthmark defines her. She works out compulsively in an attempt to maintain a perfect body since she believes her figure is the only thing her boyfriend values about her.
Momma Loves Her Little Son, a new book by the son of June Carter Cash and Johnny Cash, has won a place in my heart and on my bookshelf. John Carter Cash explains that the book is based on his own relationship with his mother who frequently told him that “Momma loves her little son.”
Some books are so good that I’ll stay awake all night to finish reading them. The Help is one of those books. It also happens to be one of the best fiction books I’ve read about race relations and the birth of the civil rights movement. Set in rural Mississippi during the 1960s, the book mentions Martin Luther […]
If you’re tired of reading “Twas the Night Before Christmas” for the millionth time, check out these newly released Christmas books for children: The Gift of the Magi– I remember reading the classic O. Henry story in school. This new version for children is beautifully illustrated. For children unfamiliar with old-fashioned things like pocket watches, […]
Fueled by candy, children’s imagination runs wild at Halloween as they transform themselves into superheroes, animals, monsters, pirates, villains, and fairy tale characters. Feed your children’s imagination with some ghoulishly great books that they’ll enjoy long after they’ve eaten their fill of fun-size Snickers and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. You won’t need to trick your children into reading these lively […]
There’s a lot of talk in education circles about the literacy gender gap. Boys are lagging behind girls in reading and writing. I’ve heard author Jon Scieszka of Guys Read.com on NPR talk about how to close this gap. One of his suggestions for closing the literacy gender gap is encouraging male role models for reading. I love […]
Even though Baby Mwah is only a few months old, I’ve been pondering the best way to teach him tolerance and respect for other cultures as he grows. I know that one of the best ways is by modeling love and respect for others, but I also did some research about more ways to teach your […]