Book Review of Wednesdays in the Tower by Jessica Day George

This is the second book in Jessica Day George’s Castle Glower series. Liam enjoyed Tuesdays at the Castle so much, he has been reminding me to get this new release to preview for him. (My review of the first book is here.)

Book Review of Wednesdays in the Tower by Jessica Day George

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Goran’s Great Escape by Astrid Lindgren Picture Book Review

Goran's Great Escape by Astrid Lindgren Picture Book Review

While we were in Lexington, we stopped by their beautiful library for a couple hours. As we were browsing the children’s books, I was excited to find a picture book by Astrid Lindgren. If her name doesn’t ring a bell, her most famous work should. She wrote Pippi Longstocking! (I have reviews of her books here and here.) Naturally, we had to drop everything to read that book, and figured we might as well do a quick video review right there in the library.

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Poetry For Kids

Instead of my usual Wednesday Picture Book Review today, I wanted to share with you an often overlooked genre of picture books that your kids will probably enjoy: Poetry!

Poetry For Kids at What My Kids Read

My kids love poetry! I should probably qualify that statement by saying they actually enjoy the poetry we have read out loud to them and the poetry we have given them to read. They aren’t tackling Paradise Lost or The Lady Of The Lake, but they are all eager to listen when I sit down to read a book of children’s poetry. We even have a couple audio books of great children’s poetry that our kids listen to as a part of their learning. The poems are read by the authors or by actors, and it has been so fun to hear one child or another start quoting a poem in the voice of the actor only to have another sibling join in to finish. Maybe we’re just easily entertained, but I think it’s pretty fun. :)

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Book Review of The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp by Kathi Appelt

Kathi Appelt’s The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp was published last year. As I was talking with one of the staff at our local bookstore, Blue Marble Books, he highly recommended this book as one of his favorite releases of 2013. Considering how many books they read through, that was a high enough recommendation for me to put this book on my list of must-reads!

Book Review of The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp by Kathi Appelt

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Pigs From A To Z by Arthur Geisert Picture Book Review

Pigs From A To Z¬†was the first Arthur Geisert book we discovered, at a library book sale when Liam was quite young. We loved it so much, that we snatched up Arthur Geisert’s Pigaroons (which I have reviewed before here). We have become big fans of Geisert’s intricate illustrations and the exploits of the pigs he draws.

Pigs From A To Z by Arthur Geisert Picture Book Review

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