Dorling Kindersley Smithsonian History Year by Year DK

Learning with DK & DK Find Out!

I always get super excited to share books with you, my readers. When I was a child I remember the reference books we had in our house and bedroom very fondly. That may sound a wee bit odd. Let me explain. I grew up in a time when we did not have access to information…

Dream Big I Can! Kids!

Books That Inspire From I Can! Kids! #Giveaway

“Imagine children everywhere, walking around with confidence, setting goals and developing a plan to accomplish those tasks, knowing that they have the strength and courage to accomplish anything that they set their mind to. These children will dream big. Anything is achievable, anything can be accomplished. These same children grow up; they continue to accomplish…

Fabulous Children’s Reads From Raincoast Books

I was recently sent a huge pile of books from the lovely people of Raincoast Books to enjoy with my family. (And to review of course.) I can say that without a doubt, each book was thoroughly loved by each of us. Below is a summary of each title we received. When It Snows by…

Book Review: How To Be A Math Genius

When I was in high school I loved math. I could not get enough of it. I got such a thrill out of solving math equations and problems that I even considered attending a summer math camp. But I knew that would not be feasible considering I had a summer job lined up at my…

Book Review: Be That Mom by Tina O’Connor

Be That Mom promises to ignite the inner passions every woman has and help organize her life to make her home run more smoothly. Each chapter (and there are 12 of them) is filled with tons of great tips and tricks Tina has learned through her own experiences as being a wife and mother of three.

Young Adult Novels

Top Ten Young Adult Novels To Give This Christmas

My friend Candace over at her blog Life in Pleasantville asked me to write a post listing what I think the top ten young adult novels to give and to get this Christmas are. As a former young adult librarian, putting a list together of my top ten YA novels to give this Christmas was quite…

Hey Canada! Blog Tour and Review

There is nothing better than receiving a good book in the mail. Especially one you can share with your children. I was anxiously awaiting the arrival of my copy of the book Hey Canada! written by Vivien Bowers and illustrated by Milan Pavlovic. Finally, the day came and I opened my package excitedly.

Week Twenty Five of Project Happy

Not only am I trying to live a happier life, I am reading up on it as well. A couple of weeks ago I finally finished the book The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin. It only took me a couple of weeks – OK – months to read. I admit it. I am not the greatest…