Raincoast – Back to School! ~Giveaway!

Can you believe summer is almost over and, in just two weeks, our kids are going to be back in school!? I can’t. The summer has flown by, even though we didn’t get camping this year! Given that my kids are young and going into grades 1 and 3, we’re still at the age where […]

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DK Discovery Day ~ Ready to Read ~ GIVEAWAY!

Reading is one of those essential skills! It’s something that is incredibly important to learn, and in my personal opinion, I believe that it’s extra extra fabulous if you not only learn to read well, but you also LOVE to read. 🙂 Reading opens up a world of knowledge and stories to you and your […]

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Raincoast Books – Lint Boy!

As I mentioned previously, Raincoast Books sent over four books for my eight-year-old son to check out. The second book that was sent is called “Lint Boy” by Aileen Leijten.  It’s for ages 7-10, so right in my son’s reading zone. This book is actually a graphic novel – something my son quite likes right […]

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Raincoast Books – Blackout! ~Giveaway

Oh, but I do enjoy a thriller that keeps me on the edge of my seat and makes me want to bite my nails! The only thing I don’t like about them is the tendency to keep me awake at night because of the “I just need to read one more chapter” syndrome! Have you […]

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Raincoast Books – Overboard! ~Giveaway!

My son is now 8 and is headed to Grade 3 this fall. Where has time gone? Honestly, I’m starting to feel old as I say things like this! Haha! Anyway, given that his father and I are voracious readers, it’s little surprise that he also loves to read. Just last night he read two […]

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Scholastic Monday ~ 101 Outrageously Fun Things to Do

Do you like to have fun? …To do fun things with your kids, nieces, nephews, grandkids, etc.? How about doing Outrageously fun things?! That sounds extra, extra fun….don’t you think? I’m a kid at heart…so outrageously fun things immediately captures my attention and I’m ready to dive in with both feet. 😉 My only problem […]

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Be an Eyewitness with DK Canada ~ GIVEAWAY!

Being an eyewitness to something special is always an amazing experience…for example, some of us are hoping to be an eyewitness to the first solar eclipse in our part of the world in a long time. 😉 It’s pretty spectacular to be an eyewitness to something unique like that. The thing is, our world is […]

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Raincoast Books – This is That!

Have you heard of CBC’s This is That? It’s a satirical program hosted by Pat Kelly & Peter Oldring. This is some “about” info directly off their webpage: “This Is That is a current affairs program that doesn’t just talk about the issues, it fabricates them. Nothing is off limits–politics, business, culture, justice, science, religion–if […]

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Scholastic Monday ~ Twinkle

Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star is a song that is well loved by preschoolers! I’ve played it for our kids countless times on the piano and they love to sing it whenever it comes to mind. So, it’s no surprise that Twinkle by Nick Bland was a book that was instantly loved by our younger kids. […]

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Raincoast Books – Come Sundown! ~Giveaway

I have been enjoying Nora Roberts’ books for years now. In particular, I love her J. D. Robb series – I’ve read all of them! I have no idea how she manages to come up with so many ideas for so many books – she’s only written over two *hundred* – but she is certainly […]

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