Blog Posts - Children's Books



Children's Book Review and Giveaway: "Charlie the Tramp," by Russell Hoban

I love classic children’s books. It’s so heart-warming to know that they’ve delighted children and their parents for generations. Books written long ago have a certain sweetness and innocence to them that never go out of style. So, I was thrill...
by Susan Heim on Parenting on Dec 2, 2016

Colors of the Sun and Moon Book Blast: Giveaway for a $25 Amazon Gift Code or PayPal Cash

Colors of the Sun & Moon by Talia Aikens-NunezColors of the Sun and Moon is an English/Spanish STEM book featuring an inquisitive young girl and her grandmother. The bright illustrations engage children and illuminate the science of the horizon w...
by Susan Heim on Parenting on Dec 1, 2016

Introducing Dawn Publications’ New Books for Fall 2016!

It’s always a pleasure to introduce Dawn Publications’ new books each fall and spring. They’re beautifully written and illustrated, teach children about the natural world, and are educational. At the end of each book is an “Explore More” se...
by Susan Heim on Parenting on Sep 5, 2016

Wide-awake Hedgehog – Rosie Wellesley

Is it totally wrong of me to say that I’ve got to the stage of the year where I’m actually starting to get a teeny bit excited about autumn coming around again? I guess I like every season really, but I also always seems to feel ready for...
by Being Mrs C on Aug 22, 2016

GIVEAWAY: The Incredible Intergalactic Journey Home — The Story ABOUT Your Kids!

The entire idea of “keepsakes” is drastically different from what it was in our parents’ days. Back when “limited edition” meant something, you could hold onto baseball cards, Treasure Trolls and comic books and know...
by Casey Palmer, Canadian Dad on Aug 17, 2016

Children's Book Spotlight: "Eva and the Monster Who Stole All the Hugs," by Eva Cooper

A colorful, lonely monster. A little girl with a big heart. A whirlwind adventure!Oh, no! The loneliest monster in town has stolen all the hugs and kisses for himself! When six-year-old Eva and her friends discover what's happened, they embark on a j...
by Susan Heim on Parenting on Aug 15, 2016

Odd Dog Out – Rob Biddulph

Sometimes I find myself reading a book to the children at bedtime and just falling completely and utterly in love with it. With Odd Dog Out though, not only did I fall in love, but I also found myself shedding a small tear in the process. If only all...
by Being Mrs C on Aug 14, 2016

Once Upon a Craft #Review @Edu_Insights #EducationalInsights

My six-year-old daughter absolutely loves princesses and she also happens to love crafts, so I knew the Once Upon a Craft sets from educational insights was just the perfect thing for her. Each set comes with a book and two crafts as well as instruct...
by The IE Mommy on Aug 5, 2016

Sleeping Beauty – a mid-century fairy tale

Sleeping Beauty has to be one of those Fairy Stories that everyone knows in some shape or form. It’s been re-told in so many editions over the years and there have been film versions and even pantomimes of the tale too. What I wasn’t exp...
by Being Mrs C on Jul 30, 2016

Oh! The Places You’ll Go! Back to School Giveaway Hop: Enter to Win "I Love You Just Because," by Donna Keith and an Amazon Gift Card!

Welcome to the Oh! The Places You’ll Go! Back to School Giveaway Hop hosted by The Kids Did It and The Mommy Island! I hope you’ll enter my giveaway for the wonderful prizes below and then hop around to the other blogs participating in this event...
by Susan Heim on Parenting on Jul 27, 2016

Review: Shine-a-light books

I hate taking a long time to do reviews and for that reason I need to start this one with an apology. It was a long, long time ago that I was sent copies of the Shine-a-Light books On The Plane and On The Space Station to review and whilst Master C a...
by Being Mrs C on Jul 14, 2016

National Geographic Kids Summer Survival Kit Giveaway ~ 4 Fun and Amazing Books (a $49 Value)!

Have you been having trouble getting your child to read this summer? Has she already told you that she’s bored? Do you have a long road trip coming up? National Geographic Kids has created the perfect Summer Survival Kit! Their super COOL books are...
by Susan Heim on Parenting on Jul 3, 2016

Adventures at ALA

Last weekend I was lucky enough to attend the ALA Annual Conference in Orlando Florida. If you are not apart of the library world, ALA is the American Library Association and every year this is an annual conference. This conference allows all librari...
by This Librarian's Life on Jun 30, 2016

Reading Toddler L’s Favourite Children’s Books

It’s widely accepted that reading to your kid is pretty bloody awesome. Not only does it allow you to spend quality time together, but it can help with things like their vocabulary, literacy, concentration, understanding and imagination. This,...
by The DADventurer on Jun 22, 2016

Reading Toddler L’s Favourite Childen’s Books

It’s widely accepted that reading to your kid is pretty bloody awesome. Not only does it allow you to spend quality time together, but it can help with things like their vocabulary, literacy, concentration, understanding and imagination. This,...
by The DADventurer on Jun 22, 2016

Book Nook Time: FiveSibes Tales Received Two (P)awesome Reviews from Kings River Life Magazine! Plus A GIVEAWAY!

It's a double pawesome Friday here at the FiveSibes Homestead! First up - we recently received some great reviews on my first two FiveSibes Tales™ ~ What's Wrong With Gibson? Learning About K-9 Epilepsy and Getting Healthy With Harley: Learning Abo...
by FiveSibes on Jun 10, 2016

Summer Reading Suggestions

It’s hard to imagine that summer is here! Here in Florida the kids are off from school and we are getting read to launch our summer reading program. I always feel this is the greatest time of year for reading. Librarians may not necessarily hav...
by This Librarian's Life on Jun 7, 2016

"Dump Truck Duck," by Megan E. Bryant: Learn How to Make a Construction Site Sensory Bin and Enter to Win the Book!

Dump Truck DuckBy Megan E. BryantDump Truck Duck honks and zooms and steers his dump truck all through the day, helping the other hardworking ducks build a new park. With adorable illustrations and playful rhyming text, Dump Truck Duck is certain to...
by Susan Heim on Parenting on Jun 3, 2016

Tom Gates’ Every thing’s Amazing 6 Books Collection.

TOM GATES’ EVERYTHING’S AMAZING COLLECTION Tom Gates has reasons and excuses for everything in his life. In this Tom Gates’ Every thing’s Amazing collection, these six children’s books tell some of his fictional adventures – “Excellent...

Our Top 5 Favorite Bedtime Stories

This post may contain affiliate links. Bedtime stories are a nightly tradition I think most families have and we are no different. Our kiddos love to be read to and it’s beneficial for so many reasons, but I mostly enjoy the excuse to cuddle th...
by Our Holly Days on May 26, 2016


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