Month: January 2018

The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street

The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street by Karina Yan Glaser. This is a great story for ages 7 to 10. It is 304 pages!!! So, this is a serious read. It is the story of a family who lives in a brownstone — it is the only home they’ve known . . . But the landlord decided not to  renew the lease which got all of the Vaderbeekers to work together to save their home. It’s a good read I recommend. Your children may also enjoy: Thanks for stopping by!...

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Mr. Lemoncello’s Library Series

This is a wonderful series your 3rd to 7th grader will love! It all begins when Mr. Lemoncello, the eccentric inventor of video and board games returns to his hometown to build a library. He brings with him the most amazing puzzler of them all. Seventh grader, Kyle Keeley wants to be the winner of Mr. Lemoncello’s latest challenge but it will take skill, wit and teamwork to come out on top. Great characters and the homey feel of family game night. If you get one . . . you have to get them all!! These books are great!!...

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The Magic Misfits by Neil Patrick Harris

Listening to the rain . . . it is gently lulling me to sleep . . .  But . . . I want to do a fun product review of the book The Magic Misfits by Neil Patrick Harris. I was drawn to the colorful cover and how I felt drawn into the image. Being a papercrafter and getting more into making cards, I found the cover art quite intriguing. I wanted to do something equally “magical” and intriguing with the stamp and dies I have . . . Perhaps to make a card or for a mini-album story...

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Wishtree by Katherine Applegate

I thought since the weather is what it is, this is excellent reading weather for young and old. Wishtree by Katherine Applegate is about a neighborhood Wish Tree. Neighborhood residents would write out their wishes on paper, rags, even socks and gently tie them to Red’s branches. The Wishtree is for ages 8 to 12 years or grades 3 to 6. I found it fun with many subtle lessons. It is a heartfelt tale that younger children may enjoy hearing. I believe it is a must read on a cold gloomy day. You can purchase it in many formats:...

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Happy New Year 2018!!

It is always amazing to me how quickly 365 days can go by . . . It is now 2018!! You may be anticipating Valentine’s Day. Or maybe St. Patrick’s Day. How about Easter? Maybe, you’re thinking about Halloween . . . I know it isn’t for a long long time . . . The thing is, it is never too early to get started on a Father’s Day project . . . or one that would be excellent for Halloween . . . perhaps both, if the “father” is a fan of the old TV series The Munsters....

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