The Classic Treasury of Childhood Wonders #bookreview

Books are the perfect gift! We bought all of our nieces, nephews and both of our children books for Christmas presents this year. They are a timeless gift that the recipient can go back to again and again! National Geographic has some of the nicest books for children and I’d love to share with you […]

Amazing Cows by Sandra Boynton – A Book Review

Cows! Who doesn’t love them, round, large, with soft gentle eyes. Did you know they have a whole secret life though? I had no idea until I was recently asked to review Sandra Boynton’s – Amazing Cows! Her latest book is full of “udder absurdity for children” and “all ages up to a hundred and […]

Book Tour: The Sixth Surrender: A Novel by Hana Samek Norton

The Sixth Surrender by the (now) Czech Republic born historian, and author, Hana Samek Norton, is a 480 page novel set in thirteenth century France – “a time when chivalry reigned and treachery ruled“. The Sixth Surrender is a 2010 Finalist of the New Mexico Book Awards! From the back cover: ” Sister Eustace, born […]

Toad Cottages & Shooting Stars – The Ultimate Grandma Handbook

Grandparent’s Day is upon us and that means it’s time to celebrate all the wonderful memories we’ve shared with them. I no longer have any living Grandparents but they all hold very special places in my heart. Memories of my Gramma N. are filled with bits and pieces of crafting, sewing, cooking, gardening, birdwatching, thrift […]

National Geographic Summer Boredom Buster Books

Summer is fading fast but there’s still plenty of time to get in some much needed summer reading for the kids! National Geographic Kids knows how to keep them engaged and interested while still having fun. The Big Book of Fun is the perfect take-a-long for vacation car rides or to just hand your kid […]

Oceanology Handbook: A Course for Underwater Explorers review

Summer is a great time for young adventurers to brush up on their knowledge.Those wishing to unlock the secrets of the deep blue sea will find all sorts of treasure in this wonderful book. The Oceanology Handbook: A Course For Underwater Explorers By Professor Pierre Aronnax From Press Release: “Explore the ocean’s wonders, real and […]

Where’s Waldo? The Ultimate Travel Collection Book review

Is it hot and sticky and really stinkin’ HOT where you live? We feel like we’re all melting away here! This kind of weather calls for activities that require minimal movement! Bring in the books! Where’s Waldo? The Ultimate Travel CollectionBy Martin Handford Everyone knows Waldo! They just need to find him, and they’ll have […]

SHOW OFF: How to do Absolutely Everything. Book review

Are your kids bored out of their minds and begging you to entertain them yet? If so then you need to hand them this book! Show Off: How to Do Absolutely Everything. One Step at a Time. Written by Sarah Hines Stephens, Illustrated by Bethany Mann This hefty paperback has over 1,500 illustrations and 224 […]

Add National Geographic Kids Almanac 2011 to your child’s summer reading list!

If your children are anything like mine, they have a ton of questions. All day long it’s Why this, Why that, Where does this come from – it can be never ending! The National Geographic Kids Almanac 2011 is bound to give you a few hours of quiet time! This book is packed absolutely full […]

Minnie Rose Lovgreen’s Recipe for Raising Chickens – book review

I’ve just read the quaintest little book on chicken raising that there ever was! Minnie Rose Lovgreen’s Recipe for Raising Chickens is a must have for any poultry keeper, young and old, or even those just interested in the ways of the chicken.The book includes “Simple, economical ways with eggs, chicks, broody hens, laying hens […]

Real Man’s Guide to Fixin’ Stuff by Nick Harper – review

I’m lucky enough to have a very handy husband,if I need something done around the house he can usually find a way to get it done, one way or another. But… even my man can sometimes struggle with certain honey-do-list items. It’s truly not a crime to read the instructions! Try telling Super Genius that […]

The Last River Child by Lori Ann Bloomfield – book review

The Last River Child by Lori Ann Bloomfield is a delightfully quick read that takes you on a journey through a young woman’s life as she struggles to find her place in the world. Full of tragedy, determination and triumph over people and situations that try to break her, the main character shows that if […]