Show your child the magic of lights in the dark!

I have childhood memories of being bundled into the car on a dark winter night and going to look at Christmas lights! I grew up at the Jersey Shore and there was one special house that people came from miles away to enjoy. The Mueller Family had a Nursery and Garden Shop, so they had … Read more…

It’s Book Club Monday and we’re being thankful!

Thanks for Thanksgiving by Julie Markes is a sweet story about a family getting ready to celebrate Thanksgiving. The pictures are rich and full of details; each picture tells its own story! Compare the pictures in the story to Thanksgiving preparations at your house! And, most important, use the story to continue your family discussion … Read more…

It’s Book Club Monday and it’s TURKEY TIME!

10 Fat Turkeys by Tony Johnston tells the story of 10 turkeys who take some pretty crazy chances!        Most counting books start with one and count up to 10, this one starts with 10 and counts backward. (Though it is not appropriate to teach your child subtraction at this point in their math learning, … Read more…

Meet Pumpkin Jack!

Pumpkin Jack by Will Hubbell is the story of a young boy named Tim who names his Halloween Jack-O-Lantern Jack.    Tim carves his first Jack-O-Lantern and keeps Jack in his bedroom as a night light until Jack’s mother says Jack can no longer stay in the house because he is starting to rot. Tim moves … Read more…

Orange and Plump! What am I?

Fall Pumpkins, Orange and Plump by Martha E. H. Rustad tells us everything we need to know about pumpkins!  This book is actually a “chapter book” and has 3 chapters which makes it a perfect 3 night read to take on a weekend trip in October (3 books for the space of 1!). The chapters … Read more…