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Little Beaver and the Echo – Amy MacDonald

My daughter and I recently visited our favorite book store – a local, independent retailer that has wonderful books and a terrific staff that knows children’s literature. We walked away with a new favorite that shares a lovely store and includes breathtakingly beautiful illustrations. Little Beaver and the Echo is a really a winner!

Beaver […]

Rhyming Dust Bunnies – Jan Thomas

I just had to giggle when I found this title as my daughter and I were searching the shelves for new books at the library….Rhyming Dust Bunnies sounded like something we needed to read! As the story begins, the reader is introduced to four dust bunnies – Ed, Ned, Ted, and Bob and told that […]

Merry Christmas!

Thanks to all my loyal readers for a terrific year! Best wishes for a wonderful Christmas filled with laughter, fun, and hopefully some new books under the tree!

God Gave Us Christmas – Lisa Tawn Bergen

God Gave Us Christmas begins with Little Cub asking his Mama about who “invented” Christmas. The Little Cub wonders if it might be Santa. Mama Bear explains that God invented Christmas and ultimately takes a journey with Little Cub in order to let him see that God is everywhere and how He gave us Christmas.


A Magical Christmas – Clarie Freedman

A Magical Christmas is a lovely story written in rhyme. Little Mouse wants to know what exactly is the magic of Christmas. In order to find the answer he goes and asks each member of his family, but each family member has a different answer. Finally on Christmas Day Mommy Mouse shares with Little Mouse […]

Froggy’s Best Christmas – Jonathon London

Froggy’s Best Christmas is a cute tale that highlights the Christmas celebration Froggy has with his friends and family all of whom awaken from hibernation in order to enjoy the festivities. In usual “Froggy style”, things don’t go quite as planned, but in the end everyone enjoys a Merry Christmas.

A Merry Little Christmas – Mary Engelbreit

A Merry Little Christmas highlights Gregory Mouse’s preparations for Christmas with his family and friends. An added treat regarding this book is the fact that it is an ABC book. The reader learns about everything from angels to the zillion ways Christmas brings cheer and every holiday delight in between. As one might expect from […]

Winter in the Warmest Season – Lauren Stringer

Winter is the Warmest Season does a terrific job of highlighting all of the special cozy elements of winter from jackets filled with feathers and warm sweaters to hot chocolate and beds piled high with blankets and quilts. The use of a child narrator enhances the description of the comparison between summer and winter and […]

The Elf on the Shelf – Carol V. Aebersold and Chanda A. Bell

The Elf on the Shelf shares a family tradition that was created to answer the question of how Santa knew if the children of the home belonged on the “nice list” or the “naughty list”. The answer is that a little scout elf comes to your home to watch and listen and then report to […]

Motivated Moms

The 2012 Motivated Moms Planner is now available! I have added a tab to the left if you need to get your 2012 planner. For those of you who are not familiar with Motivated Moms, it helps one to develop a daily routine to keep your home spiffy as well as providing specific tasks to […]