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My Favorite Scary Books for Children

October is here, and with it out come the scares, the ghouls, spirits and monsters too. I love the obscure, I love the thrills and chills that come with the unknown. For children, I also believe they need to get a good dose of the unknown… not to scare them … Continue reading

The Secret of the Sacred Scarab Book Blast

About the Book Title: The Secret of the Sacred Scarab | Author: Fiona Ingram | Publication Date: December 30, 2008 | Publisher: iUniverse | Pages: 272 | Recommended Age: 10+ Summary: A 5000-year-old mystery comes to life when a scruffy peddler gives Adam and Justin Sinclair an old Egyptian scarab … Continue reading

French Lemon Cake and a Perrault Fairy tale

This week we’re back in France, traveling through children’s literature and cooking. When I was preparing my “cooking class” last weekend, I decided I wanted to read to the girls one of my favorite fairytale books from when I was growing up: Fairytales from around the world, illustrated by Adrienne … Continue reading

Fancy Nancy’s Delectable Chocolate Devil’s food Cupcakes

Finally, after spring break, mother’s day and life in general, we’ve resumed cooking classes paired with books for little Miss I and her friend Z. This past week we decided to read from one of Little Miss I’s favorites to pair up with a recipe, so we pulled out of … Continue reading

“GG and Mamela” Book Blog tour

  About the Book Title: GG and Mamela | Author: Belinda Brock | Illustrator: Avi Katz | Publication Date: April 15, 2014 | Publisher: Lamb Press | Pages: 32 | Recommended Ages: 4 to 10 Summary: This picture book celebrates the loving relationship between Lily and her great-grandmother (GG) as … Continue reading

Mighty Dads Book Blast

About the Book Title: Mighty Dads | Author: Joan Holub | Illustrator: James Dean| Publication Date: April 29, 2014 | Publisher: Scholastic | Pages: 40 | Recommended Ages: 3+ Summary: A new constructacular picture book from the New York Times bestselling creator of Pete the Cat, James Dean and bestselling … Continue reading

The Princess Fables Book Blast

About the Book Title: The Princess Fables | Author: Marc Clark | Illustrator: Eric Hosford | Publication Date: December 5, 2013 | Publisher: Seven C’s Productions | Pages: 115 | Recommended Ages: 3+ Summary: The Origins of THE PRINCESS FABLES: When the author’s daughter was just beginning the first grade, … Continue reading