Books for children

The Crows of Pearblossom

The Crows of Pearblossom

Abrams books recently released the children’s book The Crows of Pearblossom by Aldous Huxley. As you might guess, with a name like that, Aldous Huxley lived many years ago. Aldous wrote The Crows of Pearblossom in 1944 as a Christmas gift for his niece. Deliciously dark and slightly morbid, as was the fashion for children’s […]

Olivia The Great Children’s App for iPad

Olivia The Great Children’s App for iPad

Olivia The Great for the iPad is a nice addition to our collection of Olivia children’s storybooks. The iPad bring storybooks into a new level of interactive enjoyment. Olivia already has great stories for kids, but adding it to the iPad makes it even better. When I showed the app to my son he immediately […]

Personalized School Gear from Frecklebox Giveaway

Personalized School Gear from Frecklebox Giveaway

Frecklebox.com takes personalized children’s gifts to the next level. This is beyond just puff paint and dots; they have personalized children’s books with your child’s name in the text AND illustrations. I am a teacher, but you have probably already noticed the creative baby naming trend. I can guarantee that little Helena-Pittsburgh and Dehvyne are […]

Thomas Nelson’s Beginning Reader’s Bible

Thomas Nelson’s Beginning Reader’s Bible

I am picky about children’s Bibles. I don’t want stuff that rhymes or is overly simplified at the cost of changing the heart of the text. The Beginning Reader’s Bible is designed for ages 4 to 8, and a great fit for what I have been seeking for my literate 6-year-old. He actually really wants […]

Children’s Books About Friendship and Diversity

Children’s Books About Friendship and Diversity

It is a diverse and multicultural world we live in! In my small class at school, there are 11 nationalities and 7 different languages represented. It is a beautiful thing, but even young children can have difficulty accepting or celebrating diversity. God Gave Us the World, by Lisa Tawn Bergren, Illustrated by Laura J. Bryant, […]

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth

If you have been living under a rock, you might not have heard of the popular Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. Or as my 6 year old confusedly calls it, "that ‘diareah kid’ book". Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth is the most recent addition to the series. In Diary of a […]

Bink and Gollie: A First Chapter Book

Bink and Gollie: A First Chapter Book

Bink and Gollie is a cute picture book written as a “first chapter book” for ages 6 to 8 years. The THEODOR SEUSS GEISEL AWARD WINNER 2011, Bink and Gollie contains three adventures of two best friends. Bink and Gollie eat peanut butter and pancakes, and are seemingly an “opposites attract” pair of besties. They […]

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