Recently, we wrote a blog post about Homeschool Tips for Traditionally Non-Homeschooling Families. In that article, I discussed how to school your children at home during the COVID-19 quarantine while normal technological advances still exist. You can still order books from Amazon or your favorite independent bookstore. You can still research topics on Google and … Continue reading "Apocalypse Schooling"
Welcome to the 4th installment of the Build Your Library Read Aloud Book Club! The April 2020 theme is “BFFs!“. This curated reading selection will be one fantastic read aloud book that you will be excited to share with your entire family. In addition to the book, you will receive a booklet with discussion questions … Continue reading "Purchase: Read Aloud Book Club Pack"
Googly eyes make everything better. We have always had odd household items decorated with googly eyes. We have spice jars in the cupboard with googly eyes. Our Amazon Echo is adorned with googly eyes. The step-open garbage can in our kitchen has googly eyes on top of it. Even our Christmas tree has a set … Continue reading "Project: Googly Eyes on Book Covers"
In honor of Black History Month, I thought it would be fun to again recommend some favorite books that deal with civil rights and famous African Americans. Each Wednesday throughout the month of February I will share a selected book on our Build Your Library Facebook page. Here is the recap as it unfolds: 2/5/2020: My first … Continue reading "Black History Month Book Recommendations 2020"
Yesterday I shared some holiday gift ideas with a Language Arts theme. Today, I’ll give you some great science-themed gift ideas. Science can be so much fun, what kid doesn’t want to discover how the world works? Every child has a million and one questions about everything – give them the right tools and they … Continue reading "Educational Gift Ideas – Science Edition"
The holidays are nearly upon us, Christmas is right around the corner! I’ve started my shopping, and as I was planning out what my children will be receiving, I thought it might be fun and helpful to share some ideas here with you. I like to try and find interesting, and sneakily educational gifts for … Continue reading "Educational Gift Ideas – Language Arts Edition"
September didn’t really feel like fall – at least where I live, it was still pretty hot and summery. But now that we are deep into October the weather is just as crisp and cold as I personally enjoy. There is nothing more calm and magical than watching the leaves change color and curling up … Continue reading "Fall 2019 Book Releases You and Your Children Should Look Out For!"
The leaves are changing, the air is getting crisp and cool, and the school year is new and fresh. It’s the season of apples and pumpkins and football. Autumn is one of my favorite times of the year so I have quite the collection of fall themed picture books that I love to share with … Continue reading "Favorite Fall Reads"
We are well into summer now, nearing the end of July and entering the month of August! Depending on where you live, you may find yourself unbearably hot in the scorching summer heat. But there’s nothing quite like curling up front of your air conditioner, sipping ice cold lemonade, and reading a good book! You … Continue reading "Summer 2019 Book Releases You and Your Children Should Look Out For!"
Our “bookiversary” for A Literary Education is coming up on May 27, marking 2 years in publication. In honor of this, we would like all of you to request that your local public library purchase a copy. Wouldn’t it be great to have our book put into their library inventory for all patrons to borrow? … Continue reading "Request “A Literary Education” Book at your Public Library"