Awards, Becky's Book Pile, Becky's Favorite Books, Uncategorized

3 Days 3 Quotes 3 Nominations (Day 2)

I was nominated for the Power of 3 Challenge by the wonderful SK Sandhu.  Her blog is full of beautiful quotes, and I thank her for the nomination. For day two, I was looking for the line in Huckleberry Finn that describes Huck getting all educated and sophisticated and trudging through another tough, orderly, cumbersome day… Continue reading 3 Days 3 Quotes 3 Nominations (Day 2)

Awards, Becky's Book Pile, Becky's Favorite Books, Uncategorized

3 Quotes 3 Posts 3 Days (Day 1)

Early this spring when my life was still mid-chaos, a beautiful momentary peace came about when I was nominated for this 3/3/3 Challenge by the wonderful SK Sandhu. I was excited about it and mulled this idea around in my head randomly during my drives to work. However, I had difficulty putting my thoughts into… Continue reading 3 Quotes 3 Posts 3 Days (Day 1)

Becky's Favorite Books, Elementary Books, Open Books, PreK Books, Uncategorized

Pinkalicious Eggstraordinary Easter by Victoria Kann

Eggstraordinary Easter is part of Victoria Kann's Pinkalicious series, a series of elementary books my daughter and I have loved reading.  It indicates ages 4-8, but I would read it aloud to that age group.  My daughter could read it independently closer to third grade without getting bored or frustrated, but by then she was… Continue reading Pinkalicious Eggstraordinary Easter by Victoria Kann

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The Second Mrs. Hockaday by Susan Rivers

The Second Mrs. Hockaday by Susan Rivers is a phenomenal novel that I would encourage everybody to give a try.  It is a historical fiction set back in the day of slaves in America, and its perspective is something new, raw and thought provoking. What I disliked: That I couldn't put it down and had… Continue reading The Second Mrs. Hockaday by Susan Rivers

Becky's Favorite Books, Middle School Reading, Open Books, Uncategorized

The Tapper Twins by Geoff Rodkey

You guys.  This is one of my all time favorite middle school chapters books.  Well, now, anyways since it wasn't around when I was a kid. I lead a book club for fifth graders.  The teacher requires the books to be a specific lexile (in our case 800-1200), the girls wanted a humorous book, and… Continue reading The Tapper Twins by Geoff Rodkey

Becky's Favorite Books, Elementary Books, Open Books, Uncategorized

Pretend by Jennifer Plecas

Pretend by Jennifer Plecas is a fun book that describes a creative play scenario between father and son, something I love to see (Why does dad always come out in rhyming stories, dad, bad, dad, sad, dad, mad, etc.). What I disliked: I honestly think this book is perfect. What I liked: I loved the… Continue reading Pretend by Jennifer Plecas

Becky's Favorite Books, Open Books, PreK Books, Toddler Books, Uncategorized

Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain by Verna Aardema

Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain by Verna Aardema and Beatriz Vidal is a phenomenally great book.  The illustrations go hand in hand with the wording, which Verna Aardema adapted from a Kenya preschool story over a hundred years ago. What I disliked: Nothing.  It's a great read. What I liked: I loved the beat.  The… Continue reading Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain by Verna Aardema

Becky's Favorite Books, Elementary Books, Open Books, PreK Books, Uncategorized

Pinkalicious and the Pink Drink by Victoria Kann

Pinkalicious and the Pink Drink is a precious story about a sassy girl doing her best to make money for some gum balls.  It is another great book in the Pinkalicious series, and I enjoyed reading it to my daughter in her early elementary days. What I disliked: Nothing.  I am very biased and love… Continue reading Pinkalicious and the Pink Drink by Victoria Kann

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Framed for Murder by Mary Alford

Framed for Murder by Mary Alford is part of the Harlequin Love Inspired Suspense series.  It is the first Christian romance book I have ever read, and I am hooked! What I disliked: It honestly had all the elements I look for in a book: alpha male, strong female, suspense and romance/love. What I liked:… Continue reading Framed for Murder by Mary Alford

Becky's Favorite Books, Kids, Open Books, PreK Books, Uncategorized

Cool Time Song by Carole Lexa Schaefer

Cool Time Song is written by Carole Lexa Schaefer and Illustrated by Pierr Morgan.  It was given to us by Dolly Parton's Imagination Library, and I am very thankful.  This is not a book I would have picked up off the shelf for myself, but it's magical and transports you to a different place. What… Continue reading Cool Time Song by Carole Lexa Schaefer