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Timeless Advent Calendar


Who out there wants a timeless advent calendar that you can use again year after year?  Call me smitten with this new offering from Chronicle Books.  Each day is a new activity that will bring parents and kids together in the Christmas spirit.  The best part is that you can bring this book out annually.  That’s how Christmas memories are…

One Good Deed a Day in November


Some of you may remember that last year I gave books away every day in November.  It was really fun and I gave away an awful lot of books.  From neighbors to little free libraries to charities across the country no one was safe from my onslaught of kid’s books!     This year I am trying something a little…

What the Grownups Should Read


Today I am profiling what the grownups should read.  While I almost exclusively read kid’s books, every year at BookExpo I make a point of going to the Adult Book Buzz.  These are the books that are expected to resonate with readers in the months ahead.  Hey, their track record is pretty good.  In the last 3 years, 11 titles…

Resolutions for the New Year


I think is is always good to set goals for yourself, and what better time than the start of the New Year!  Now please don’t hold my feet to the fire on these, but hey, giving me a nudge from time to time is always appreciated. 2018 kicked my but.  From a personal standpoint, it really dragged me down and gave…

Kids Like Big Books and I Cannot Lie


Kids like big books and I cannot lie.  Without a doubt the size of the present under the tree is important.  The younger the child, the more important the measurements.  My mother in law boasts a “Santa Bag” with significantly large dimensions, and each grandchild secretly hopes that their gift will come in said bag.  Usually that means that books…

What I Learned After 30 Days of Giving


I thought it might be fun to do a take away from what I learned after 30 Days of Giving.  For those who did not follow my exploits on Facebook or Instagram, I gave away books or money to book related causes every day in November.  As for results: I gave away over 100 children’s titles.  Recipients ranged from friends…

Book Inspired Holiday Gifts


Just in time for the holidays, I have my post for book inspired holiday gifts.  So many of you know readers but aren’t sure what books they have already, or which might pique their interest.  Well, a present inspired by great stories can be just as wonderful for the readers in your life.  So here are a few of my…

30 Days of Giving – Week 3


I am continuing my goal of giving away books or giving to book-related causes every day in November.  It has been a lovely challenge and a reminder that books can be fun and exciting surprises that put a smile on a kid’s (or grownup’s) face.  To see the recipients for the past two weeks check out my prior posts: 30…

30 Days of Giving – Week 2


30 Days of Giving – Week 2 So this month I am giving away at least one book a day or contributing to a cause that gives books to those in need.  I have been documenting my efforts daily on Instagram, Facebook and here on the blog.  Check back daily to see where my books have found a home and…

30 Days of Giving – Week One


30 Days of Giving – Week One So, for a change of pace this November I am going to try and give away books every day this month. I get deluged with titles, and my cup is overflowing, so it is time to spread the wealth.  I have decided to challenge myself to give away at least one book a…