What I’ve Been Reading (Sept 2017)

School is in full swing, but I’ve managed to read a few winners this past month. Here are some great books to read.

Preschool (ages 3-5 years) & Early Elementary (5-8 years):

Early Elementary (5-8 years):

Middle Grades (8-12 years):

Middle Grades (8-12 years) & Young Adult (12 and up):

Happy reading!

Storiarts – Get Wrapped Up in a Book

I found a website that takes getting wrapped up in a book to another level. Storiarts sells scarves with text from some of the classics printed on them. How cool is this? The scarves cost between $45-48. Here are a few examples.

(clockwise from top left) Alice in Wonderland, Black Beauty,
The Secret Garden and Frankenstein Book Scarves
credit: www.storiarts.com
The Wizard of Oz Book Scarf
credit: www.storiarts.com

Wouldn’t these would make perfect gifts for your book lover friends? Storiarts also sells writing gloves, pillows, T-shirts and a couple adorable baby items. Love this baby blanket and hat.

Storybook Baby Blanket
credit: www.storiarts.com

What I’ve Been Reading (August 2017)

This summer has been jam-packed with activities, vacations and lots of reading. Here are my favorites from what I read in August.

Preschool (3-5 years):

Early Elementary (5-8 years):

Early Elementary (5-8 years) & Middle Grade (8-12 years):

Middle Grade (8-12 years):

Young Adult (12+ years):

The Power of Stillness

This gorgeous image was taken at sunrise on my last day of vacation. I set my alarm for 5:00 am and headed down to the beach by myself with a chair and my writing journal. The breathtaking colors, the sound of the waves and my stillness proved to be the perfect inspiration for a new story. An idea I’d written down months before, suddenly came spilling out in full sentences onto the page.

This was a great reminder to take time out of my busy life to sit still, calm my mind and breathe. Sometimes that is all our creativity needs to show up.

 

What I’ve Been Reading (June 2017)

When we go on vacation to Rehoboth Beach each summer, I love going into Browse About Books and plopping myself in the picture books section to read. I had seen The Boss Baby movie with my kids, but had never read the book. I also didn’t realize there was an equally as adorable book sequel, The Bossier Baby. And they are both by the fabulous Marla Frazee! Happy reading!

Preschool (3-5 years) & Early Elementary (5-8 years):

What I’ve Been Reading (April 2017)

I’m so excited for the new picture book out by Drew Dewalt, author of The Day the Crayons Quit! The concept is brilliant and it is executed to perfection. Go read a copy of The Legend of Rock, Paper, Scissors as soon as possible. It definitely made it on my recommended list for April.

Preschool (3-5 years) & Early Elementary (5-8 years):

Early Elementary (5-8 years):

Middle Grades (8-12 years):

What I’ve Been Reading (March 2017)

Great children’s books that I read in March! Enjoy!

Preschool (3-5 years) & Early Elementary (5-8 years):

Early Elementary (5-8 years):

Middle Grades (8-12 years): 

What I’ve Been Reading (Feb 2017)

Here are my recommended children’s books from the ones I read in February. Happy reading!

Babies and Toddlers (0-2 years) & Preschool (3-5 years):

Preschool (3-5 years) & Early Elementary (5-8 years):

Early Elementary (5-8 years):

 Early Elementary (5-8 years) & Middle Grades (8-12 years):