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The Mushroom Fairy says you will like this book

Friday, March 2nd, 2018

Bob, Son of Battle by Alfred Ollivant Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement.

My new favorite children’s picture books

Wednesday, February 7th, 2018

Poodlena by E. B. McHenry Poodlena decides that it’s OK to get dirty once in a while. Violet asks Grammy to read Poodlena. The Little Snowplow by Lora Koehler, illustrated by Jake Parker Dad will LOVE reading this book to the kids. Michael’s favorite book, too. Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. […]

The Matchlock Gun by Walter D. Edmonds

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

The Matchlock Gun by Walter D. Edmonds, illustrated by Paul Lantz Chapter 1 THE SPANISH GUN Edward watched intently as his father struggled into the blue uniform coat that he had had made when he was elected captain of the Guilderland militia. It was a fine thing, he thought, to have Captain Teunis Van Alstyne […]

This is how you can wean your child off of too much screen time

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. Gray Matters: Too Much Screen Time Damages the Brain — Neuroimaging research shows excessive screen time damages the brain “Taken together, [studies show] internet addiction is associated with structural and functional changes in brain regions involving emotional processing, executive attention, decision […]

Lois Lenski — Best Read-Alouds Ever

Sunday, September 24th, 2017

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. Strawberry Girl The Little Fire Engine Indian Captive: The Story of Mary Jemison Flood Friday Houseboat Girl Judy’s Journey Prairie School Now It’s Fall The Little Sailboat The Little Farm Papa Small High-Rise Secret Texas Tomboy Blue Ridge Billy Ocean-Born Mary […]

Pilgrim’s Progress for Children

Sunday, September 24th, 2017

Best children’s version of John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress Dangerous Journey: The Story of Pilgrim’s Progress

The Scottish Chiefs and a Battle Against Nation-Building

Monday, September 11th, 2017

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. Here we have a thirteenth-century Scotland overrun by tyrants — English soldiers doing the bidding of their King Edward who was bent on nation-building and greed. Here we have a freedom-minded people who acknowledge none but the laws of God and […]

Even a cricket can be a friend

Saturday, September 2nd, 2017

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. A Pocketful of Cricket by Rebecca Caudill (illustrated by Evaline Ness) is my new favorite children’s read-aloud. On his way home with the cows one evening, six-year-old Jay catches a cricket and makes it his friend. A Pocketful of Cricket was […]

Ten books you’ll love to read aloud to your children this summer

Monday, July 24th, 2017

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. Here are some read-alouds which will liven up those long, lazy days of summer. Tell us what you think. Have you read them yet? The Matchlock Gun — Walter Edmonds Will Edward be brave and follow his mother’s instructions in protecting […]

Free public domain audiobooks, read by volunteers from around the world

Sunday, March 19th, 2017

LibriVox — Acoustical liberation of books in the public domain LibriVox volunteers make audio recordings of books which are in the public domain. You are free to copy these recordings onto a CD or your electronic device. Here are some my favorites recordings. At the Back of the North Wind by George MacDonald Read by […]

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