Scholastic Monday ~ Groovy Joe: Ice Cream & Dinosaurs

What do ice cream and dinosaurs and a really groovy pup have in common? Well…not much really, except that they’ve all ended up in a fabulous story written by Eric Litwin Illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld! Get ready to meet Groovy Joe as he pulls out his guitar and starts strummin’ and singing fabulous tune that […]

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Scholastic Monday ~ I’ll Wait Mr. Panda

Mr. Panda is back again along with his black-and-white animal friends who are wondering what he’s making this time! I’ll Wait, Mr. Panda by Steve Antony  is a story about Mr. Panda and his friends…and of the importance of patience. Patience can be a very hard thing to put into practice…as Mr. Panda’s friends know. […]

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Scholastic Monday ~ No Fair! No Fair!

Are you a fan of poetry? I will admit that it is not everyone’s cup of tea…for example, my daughter enjoys poetry and my son does not. 😉 However, I have found some poetry that has tweaked his interest – and that is poems with humor in them! One of these books is Scholastic’s book: […]

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Scholastic Monday ~ The Lion Inside

Are the quiet type? Perhaps a little afraid of the unknown? Or are you type to let our a mighty roar and to jump in with both feet? Or maybe a little bit of both? Either way, prepare to be inspired by a fabulous tale from Scholastic Canada! The Lion Inside by Rachel Bright tells […]

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Scholastic Monday ~ Mama Loves Me

The love of a mother is a special thing. Let’s just say that the old saying “You don’t really know what love is until you have your own children,” is true! In fact, sometimes that love is felt so deeply that it really is hard to put it into words. Author, Anna Pignataro has found […]

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Scholastic Monday – PIG the Winner

It seems like Pig the Pug has a lot of lessons to learn…including the lesson of being a good sport. Ahhh…that’s a tough one…even for some of us, right? We’ve covered that lesson a few times in our own home already. In Pig the Winner by Aaron Blabey, your favorite misbehaved Pug is back to […]

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Scholastic Monday ~ Safe in a Storm

Are you stuck in a rut when it comes to bedtime stories? Every once in a while, we get stuck…reading the same ones over and over and over. I don’t mind reading the same books many times over, but I will admit that sometimes it’s nice to throw a new title into the mix! 😉 […]

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Scholastic Monday ~ Lionheart

How do you feel about facing your fears? It can be a tough thing to do…I know from experience – and even still have a few that I need to ‘face’ one day! For kids, facing fears is a very real thing as well. Some of their fears might seem small to us, but to […]

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Scholastic Monday ~ How Do Dinosaurs Stay Friends?

It’s amazing how popular dinosaurs are among kids – even though they are extinct! I guess it’s all the unknowns, and the fact that they were such magnificent creatures that make us curious and that make us enjoy learning and reading about them. Jane Yolen and Scholastic have turned the fascination that kids have with […]

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Scholastic Monday ~ Every Day Birds

The birds are back! We are very excited about that…especially my one and a half year old little guy. Although the leaves haven’t decided to appear on the trees yet, there are plenty of birds to be seen again…nice, chubby robins, lots of geese coming back from their winter getaway, and many others too. Scholastic […]

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