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Crafty Chloe – Kelly DiPucchio

We found this gem on the new acquisitions shelf at the library, and it is awesome! It was an instant favorite for me as well as our daughter.  Sweet Chloe loves to craft and create, but she questions if a homemade gift will be enough when she starts to plan what to give to her […]

Little Pea – Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Little Pea was introduced to our daughter at preschool, and she is crazy about it. Amy Krouse Rosenthal has created a trio of stories (Little Pea, Little Hoot, and Little Oink that are all presented using a “backward” premise. Little Pea is a young pea who is frustrated by the fact that he can only […]

Pinkalicious – Elizabeth Kann

A little girl learns that her love of all things pink can bring unintended consequences.  A rainy afternoon filled with baking pink cupcakes subsequently turns into an afternoon of eating pink cupcakes. Shockingly, the little girl turns pink due to her consumption of pink foods!  After going to the doctor and being diagnosed with Pinkitis, […]

Magic Treehouse Research Guide ~ Rain Forests – Mary Pope Osborne

The Magic Treehouse series has companion research guides that provide additional non-fiction details regarding each of the adventures.  These have been a HUGE hit at our house.  I love how these books incorporate Annie and Jack and introduce a myriad of ways to find answers through doing research.  They are a terrific supplement to the […]

Dinosaurs Before Dark ~ The Magic Treehouse Series – Mary Pope Osborne

A few months ago our daughter started slowing reading the Magic Tree House Series.  As she grew more comfortable and confident reading beginning chapter books like Cowgirl Kate and Mercy Watson, we started to partner read The Magic Treehouse Series books together.  The series centers around Jack and Annie who discover a magical treehouse that […]

Simple Secrets to a Happy Life – Luci Swindoll

Simple Secrets to a Happy Life is filled with great reminders of how to keep your priorities straight and your life on track. The text is enhanced by Luci Swindoll’s conversational style which is a delight to read. You truly feel like you are getting advice from a friend.

While this complimentary book was provided […]

Disney Learning: Wonderful World of Animals – Dr. Donald Moore

The Easter Bunny brings each member of our family a book every year for Easter.  This year our daughter who is a enormous animal lover received Disney Learning: Wonderful World of Animals.  This animal book is divided into chapters by animal group (mammals, birds, amphibians and reptiles, birds, insects, and fish and sea creatures) and […]

The Easter Story – Patricia Pingry

The Easter Story is a board book that does a great job explaining to young readers why we celebrate Easter.  The text is clear and well within the grasp of a preschooler’s understanding, and the pictures are beautiful and truly enhance the text.

Happy Easter from Once Upon a Storyville!  I hope you have wonderful […]

Happy Easter, Maisy! – Lucy Cousins

Maisy and her friends enjoy some Easter fun. This darling board book introduces the practice of dying and finding Easter eggs.

The Money Saving Mom’s Budget – Crystal Payne

Crystal Payne is the blogger behind the popular Money Saving Mom blog and has just authoredThe Money Saving Mom’s Budget.  Her new book focuses on:

• Achieving a complete financial makeover • Setting up a realistic budget • Never paying retail • Slashing your grocery bill • Organizing your time & your home • […]