Saying Hello to Autumn

It's the first day of autumn! Ease the transition with a book that talks about all the seasonal changes that happen as summer turns into fall. Then celebrate with a nature walk and scavenger hunt.

September 22nd, 2016|2 Comments

The Boys’ Favorite Baby Board Books

More board book recommendations. Christine and the boys couldn't resist sharing their list of favorite baby board books. We hope you'll share your favorites, too.

September 18th, 2016|0 Comments

The Girls’ Favorite Baby Board Books

Allie and the girls put together a collection of baby board books for the newest member of their family. They've picked all their favorites. Take a look at their list. Are any your favorites?

September 14th, 2016|0 Comments

Remembering the Beach, Part 2

As the summer starts to fade into fall, we found another way to remember our time at the beach. It also made use of all those treasures we had lying around. In addition, you'll find some nonfiction beach book recommendations.

September 11th, 2016|0 Comments

Remembering the Beach with Books, Part 1

Summer days are fading, but you can always revisit the beach through books. Check out our favorites.

September 4th, 2016|0 Comments

Blueberries for Us

Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey is one of our favorite books. As part of their New England summer, Allie and the girls make deeper connections with the book by picking blueberries and making a pie.

August 21st, 2016|1 Comment

A Study of Harry the Dirty Dog

Inspired by Allie's author signing post, the boys and I read one of my childhood favorites, the Harry the Dirty Dog series by Gene Zion, illustrated by Margaret Bloy Graham. In a deeper "study," we found lots of interesting things in these classic stories.

August 14th, 2016|0 Comments

An Unorthodox Author Signing

Allie and the girls have been attending weekly story times at the library and the village bookstore while in Cape Code. This week they met author and illustrator Bob Staake. Read more about their adventures.

August 10th, 2016|0 Comments

On the 100th Reading of Dragons Love Tacos

We've read Dragons Love Tacos so many times that we've come up with our own versions to mix it up a bit. See how we keep a book entertaining after reading it again and again.

August 6th, 2016|0 Comments

Reading Every Day…on Vacation

Vacationing with your favorite books isn't always doable. A couple books and you'll be deep in overweight luggage fees. But finding ways to read every day on vacation can be an adventure unto itself. Check out our tips and see what we discovered.

August 3rd, 2016|0 Comments