stories — book reviews

easter and the next

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we had a beautiful day here yesterday. our sweet made a basket for us giving up some of her candy and some of her things she thought we'd enjoy. love her so much!her favorite gift she found in her basket was her "young naturalist's notebook" from hearth song. this is out of print but is really a wonderful tool to encourage exploration and participation with nature. we were invited out for two easter dinners. it's so great to drive with the windows open again! we had some leftover asparagus, unbelievable but true. so this morning i made a poached egg...

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molly moon's new adventure and our latest reading adventures

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our girl has always loved to read in the photo she is about 18 months old.a few years back we found the molly moon book series and we loved it. we just received a note from amazon that there is a new molly moon book coming in may from georgia byng! it is called molly moon and the morphing mystery. we are very excited, it seems like forever since we finished her last book.molly moon is a girl who is left at an orphanage when she was a baby and she has the most interesting adventures. pick up her first...

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books to inspire creativity

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we spend so much time at the library and on-line looking for new books. as i have mentioned before we love to read. lately we have been looking at books to help us find new things to create and some of our favorite books from the past. here are a few.joseph had a little overcoat by simms tabak our dear friends gave this book to helen for her 2nd or 3rd birthday. it has beautiful, colorful illustrations that make you want to find all the colored pencils and print intensive magazines and collage all day. the story also reminds to...

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summer reading program/book review

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one of my favorite reading pictures-this is what i think of when i think of her love for books.sweet pea is so excited about her reading program at our local library. i think if she continues at the rate she is at now she will be finishing harry potter's 4th book on her own by the end of the summer. i believe that this is her goal.we are going to be starting our book reviews. when sweet pea was smaller we tried to have a book list with her playgroup friends. it was a not as straight forward because we...

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