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

Rediscovering Favorites and Finding New Ones

In a dusty Rubbermaid bin, old books transported Allie back in time. From these old favorites, she and her girls discover a new one, The Jolly Postman by Janet and Allan Ahlberg.

July 27th, 2016|0 Comments

Our Garden Starting with Seeds! Seeds! Seeds!

Our garden is growing. I know…basil and beans won’t feed us all summer long, but it is cool to eat food you grow. And it all started with a book. Learn about how we make our garden grow and the books that inspire us.

July 23rd, 2016|0 Comments