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Our Flag – 4th of July

Flag Day is on June 14th so I wanted to read a book with my son about flags and the importance of Our Flag.  I found a Little Golden Book by Carl Memling titled Our Flag.  This is a great book that gives history on the changes of the flags of the USA.  I find this book a great one for kids of all different ages.  The pictures are bright and colorful.  The text is simple and easy to follow.  The explanations on each page are brief, but are still able to tell a lot about the history of ...

The Very Fairy Princess Follows Her Heart

When I was pregnant with our daughter, I had a friend give me the book The Very Fairy Princess Follows Her Heart.  Right away I was caught up in the illustrations by Christine Davenier.  When I got home that night I had to read this book.  It is a longer story which would be great for the older ages.  My daughter, who is now 1, will not sit through the entire reading of this book.  Along with the length, the language is a little harder to understand for the younger ages.  Gerry, "The ...

Llama Llama and the Bully Goat

We have all heard a lot about bullying and the effects it has on children and adults.  I wanted to find a book that would reinforce what bullying is, and what role we play in bullying.  That's when I found the book Llama Llama and the Bully Goat.  I loved the illustrations in this book along with the great lesson it gives.  It is about a llama and his day at school with a bully who is a goat.  It talks about what to do when someone is bullying you or a friend, and how the teacher ...

The Berenstain Bears and the Trouble with Chores

I grew up reading many of the Berenstain Bears books.  I fell in love with them as a kid and wanted to share these with my children as well.  Over the next few months I will be reviewing 1-2, each month, of the Berenstain Bears books.  I hope that your kids enjoy these books as much as mine did.  I know my son really enjoyed the book this week which is titled The Berenstain Bears and the Trouble with Chores. How do you get chores completed at your house?  How do you incorporate this ...

The Night Before Mother’s Day

Mother's Day is just around the corner and I have a great book for you to read with your kids. The Night Before Mother's Day is such a fun book.  This is not the first The Night Before books that we have purchased for our house.  Stay tuned next month for another. During the book, The Night Before Mother's Day, a dad and kids get Mom out of the house so they can prepare surprises for her for Mother's Day.  What's great is that all of these surprises can be done by your kids.  I know ...

The Berenstain Bears Forget Their Manners

We are excited to be sharing the book The Berenstain Bears Forget Their Manners.  I don't know about you, but sometimes I feel I shouldn't need to continue to remind my child when to say "thank you" and "please".  No, I don't need to remind him every time, but frequently.  And, what about manners at the table, or at a friends house?  This is a great book to read with your children.  We all need a review of what good manners are, and why they are so important. After we read the book ...

Pancakes For Supper

While at the library my son saw the cover of the book, Pancakes For Supper, and wanted to get it right away. It has a picture of a HUGE stack of pancakes. Pancakes For Supper was a fun book to read.  This is a story about a little girl who gets bumped out of her parents' wagon.  She flies through the air and lands near a variety of wild animals.  Each one threatens to eat her, however, she offers different items of clothing to each of them.  For example, she offers her blue coat to the ...

I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie

I'm sure you have all heard of the book I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly.  But, have you heard of the book I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie?  When we went to the library to find a couple other books, we ran across this book.  I had not heard of this book before, so I was excited to take this home to read it with my son. I found this great printable to go along with the book I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie.  I wanted to do something a little bit different so we ...

The Gingerbread Man

This weeks we are excited to talk about the book The Gingerbread Man.  This is another classic book that is many of us have grown up reading.  The story is about a woman who wanted to do something nice for her husband because of all the hard work he does around their house and yard.  So, she decided to make a Gingerbread Man cookie.  Once she takes the cookie out of the oven it comes to life and run out of their house.  The cookie runs past different animals telling them "you can't ...

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

This weeks book is an all time favorite, The Very Hungry Caterpillar.  We fell in love with this book when K was just one.  It is a cute story about a caterpillar who is very hungry and eats all these different things, but gets sick.  In the end only one leaf makes him feel well enough.  It's always fun to have my kids guess what is going to happen throughout the book.  Have your kids tell you what happens at the end of the book, and then read to see if they were right.  The illustrati...

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie (If You Give...) is such a cute book.  K loved reading this book over and over.  The story starts with a boy eating cookies outside his house.  Soon he sees a mouse and want to share his cookies with it.  The mouse eats the cookie and then asks for milk, of course the boy gives him some milk.  The little mouse continues asking for things, and the cute little boy continues to give him what he would like.  If You Give a Mouse a Cookie is written well by ...

It Looked Like Spilt Milk

We are so excited to introduce the book It Looked Like Spilt Milk.  When we asked friends and neighbors if they had heard of it the majority said "no".  This is a great book because, I feel, it promotes creative thinking.  There is repetition that not only engages the children, but it makes it easy for them to respond.  There are different shapes and pictures, but in the end what are the shapes?  Read this book and find out!! One thing we enjoyed doing was going out on a cloudy day. ...

Pie in the Sky

This weeks book review is Pie in the Sky.  You haven't heard of it you say?  Well, neither had we until we went to the library.  This story is about the growing cycle of a cherry tree throughout the year.  This book is great for your younger kids and older kids.  There is a short story part to the book, but on each page there are riddles in smaller case wording.  They are similar to "I-spy".  At the conclusion of the book there is a full cherry pie recipe that you can make with your ...

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

When I told Little Chef K we were going to read the book Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs he was very excited!  He enjoys watching the movies, and didn't know there was a book that we could read.  This story starts with a Grandfather who tells his grandchildren about a town called Chewandswallow.  This town looks just like any other, but there aren't any grocery stores and restaurants to have a kitchen.  The town has crazy weather 3 times a day.  What kind of weather?  You will have to ...

The Little Red Hen

This week we read The Little Red Hen by Jerry Pinkney.  This was a new book for Little Chef K.  He enjoyed the illustrations of all the animals, and looked forward to the next part of the story.  While looking for this book at the library we found different interpretations of the story.  At the end of the book the Hen either makes bread, cake, or pizza.  I like the original version of the story, so we went with the bread.  The Little Red Hen is a tale loved by many generations.  It ...

Green Eggs and Ham

This week we are reviewing the book Green Eggs & Ham by Dr. Seuss.  This is a classic book that most people have read.  This book is such a fun read for kids of any age.  This book includes opportunities for reading, rhyming, listening, and remembering the process of the story each time you read.  The book, I feel, portrays a great message - do not be afraid to try new things.  It has been a great lesson for my 4 year old who is a picky eater.  I knew I wanted to make green eggs ...

Stone Soup

We are so excited to post about the book Stone Soup.  There are many different versions of Stone Soup, but they all have the same theme of sharing and caring.  This version, of Stone Soup we enjoyed a lot.  It is about a young boy who "tricks" an older woman into thinking soup can be make from a single stone.  He starts out by begging the old woman for food.  When she does not help this hungry boy, he asks for a stone.  This woman becomes intrigued and opens her kitchen up to the ...

Bean Thirteen

This weeks book we have read and had fun with is Bean Thirteen.  The readers meet Ralph and Flora who are insects.  They are picking beans for dinner.  Flora goes to pick bean number 13 and Ralph shouts, Don't do it!.  Ralph believes bean 13 is unlucky.  They try to split the beans evenly for dinner, but to no avail.  There is always one left over.  Will they come up with a solution to their problem? We loved this book not only for its bright illustrations, but because is teaches ...

Carrot Soup

This weeks book is Carrot Soup written by John Segal.  The authors text and detailed illustrations tell the story of a rabbit who's favorite food is carrot soup.  The book starts with the reader meeting Mr. Rabbit while he is looking through seed catalogs.  There is a great page of different kinds of carrots which engages the reader.  Mr. Rabbit plows, plants, waters, weeds, and waits for his carrots to be ready.  When harvest day arrives he doesn't find any carrots!  They have all ...

Horton Hatches the Egg

Have you heard of the book Horton Hatches the Egg?  We hadn't until we were looking at Dr. Seuss books at the library.  We came across Horton Hatches the Egg and brought it home.  We liked this book because it is based on an Elephant, Horton, who told a bird he would sit on her egg and wouldn't get off.  He sat on the egg through rain, snow, hunters, and others laughing at him.  But he continued to say "I meant what I said, And I said what I meant.... An elephant's faithful One hundred ...

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

This weeks book is Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.  When I told Little Chef A she was very excited.  Although she hasn't read the book, she has seen the movie multiple times and loves it.  I gave her a challenge to read the book.  I'm sure she will enjoy it as much as we have enjoyed it. While reading Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, we decided to make some fun chocolates of our own.  For you to do this with your Little Chefs you will need Chocolate molds, candy chocolates, a ...

Ten Apples Up On Top

We love reading books that can be interactive, so Ten Apples Up On Top! was a great choice for us.  We like this book because we can work on our counting and math skills.  Not only that, but Dr. Seuss has great books that hold the younger kids attention. We have always liked reading Ten Apples Up On Top but I had never really thought about actually balancing apples on our head.  So we went right to it with our apples in the fridge.  Little Chef K had a blast seeing how many apples ...