Elementary Books, Open Books, Uncategorized

Eight Animals Play Ball by Susan Middleton Elya

Eight Animals Play Ball by Susan Middleton Elya and Illustrated by Lee Chapman is an adorable book about a chaotic game of baseball, blending both Spanish and English words in a fun sing-songy way.  Because of the dual language, I would suggest reading it to your child, but I would start with shortening it for… Continue reading Eight Animals Play Ball by Susan Middleton Elya

Elementary Books, Open Books, PreK Books, Uncategorized

I Heart Colors by Stan & Jan Berenstain, The Berenstain Kids series

I ❤ Colors by Stan & Jan Berenstain is part of The Berenstain Kids series intended for First Time Readers, my guess would be for about first graders. What I disliked: The Berenstain Kids do not excite me nearly as much as the Berenstain Bears.  I just can't retrain my brain to accept it lol.… Continue reading I Heart Colors by Stan & Jan Berenstain, The Berenstain Kids series

Life, Uncategorized

Cheers to the Gentlemen

When I read this quote earlier this week from Alice Hoffman, "Some people know the exact moment when they've lost everything.  They can look back and see it plain as day and for the life of them they can't understand why didn't spot the situation as it was happening" in her book Here on Earth, it shot… Continue reading Cheers to the Gentlemen

Open Books, Toddler Books, Uncategorized

Wave Hello to Thomas

Wave Hello To Thomas is a Lift-and-Peek-A-Board-Book based on the Railway Series by the Rev. W. Awdry.  This boardbook has a fun flip tabs that the kids absolutely loved, and they are a high quality that doesn't rip too easily and has great pictures for the kids to explore. What I disliked: Thomas in general… Continue reading Wave Hello to Thomas

Becky's Book Pile, Open Books, Uncategorized

A Wild Surrender by Anne Mather

A Wild Surrender by Anne Mather is part of the Harlequin Presents line.  It is about a woman searching for something on an island, and returning home with more than she bargained for. What I disliked: Basically I disliked the entire book, and it pains me to say that.  This is coming from a girl… Continue reading A Wild Surrender by Anne Mather

Elementary Books, Open Books, Uncategorized

Bible Readers 3 Stories in 1 Book!

Bible Readers 3 stories in 1 Book! is a Biblical retelling of Daniel & the Lions, David & Goliath and Jesus & the Children.  It is a Level 1 Reader for Emerging Readers grades K-1, age range 4-7.  I think my first grader could read it. What I disliked: I couldn't find it on Amazon… Continue reading Bible Readers 3 Stories in 1 Book!

Pursuit of Happiness, Uncategorized

Perfect Moments Week #2

I am happy to report that week number two was a lot easier when it came to finding perfect moments.  Intentionally seeking out the good is working out, well, pretty darn good! Here's the run down: (I didn't even feel the need to pull over to the side of the road to capture the perfect… Continue reading Perfect Moments Week #2

Open Books, Toddler Books, Uncategorized

Max’s First Word by Rosemary Wells, Max series

Max's First Word by Rosemary Wells is part of the Max series.  The particular book we have is a board book perfect for toddlers.  Ours is well worn from being "read" by both our toddlers for years. What I disliked: I am not a big fan of the Max series.  I think there's a correlating… Continue reading Max’s First Word by Rosemary Wells, Max series