Dec 08

Ready, Set, Find Christmas

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Title: Ready, Set, Find Christmas
Author:  Zonderkidz
Publisher: Zonderkidz
Publication Date: October 4, 2016
Genre/Format: Picture Book
Grade Range: Preschool-3

Synopsis:

Get ready to follow Mary and Joseph on their way to Bethlehem. They are in a hurry! Mary is expecting the baby Jesus and they need your help to find many things along the way. This holiday board book is perfect for young children who will love finding the 48 objects hidden on the pages while reading the classic story of Christmas, accurately retold and with scripture references. On your mark, Ready-Set-Find! Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 07

A Night of Great Joy

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Title: A Night of Great Joy
Author:  Mary Engelbreit
Publisher: Zonderkidz
Publication Date: October 4, 2016
Genre/Format: Picture Book
Grade Range: Preschool-3

Synopsis:

Mary Engelbreit presents A Night of Great Joy, a delightful picture book that celebrates the joyful season of Christmas. This book tells the story of the nativity through the performance of a children’s Christmas pageant. With adorable illustrations and simple storytelling, Engelbreit paints a wonderful picture of the night that Jesus was born. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 07

Christmas Love Letters From God Bible Stories

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Title: Christmas Love Letters From God Bible Stories
Author:  Glenys Nellist
Illustrator: Rachel Clowes
Publisher: Zonderkidz
Publication Date: October 4, 2016
Genre/Format: Picture Book
Grade Range: Preschool-3 Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 06

Jesus Is Born

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Title: Jesus is Born
Author: Sophie Piper
Illustrator: Anne Yvonne Gilbert
Publisher: Good Books
Publication Date: October 4, 2016
Genre/Format: Picture Book
Grade Range: Preschool-3 Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 05

Charlie The Tramp

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Title: Charlie the Tramp
Author:  Russell Hoban
Illustrator: Amanda Hall Lillian Hoban
Publisher: Plough Publishing House; Gld edition
Publication Date:October 3, 2016
Genre/Format: Picture Book
Grade Range: Preschool-3

Synopsis:

Charlie the Beaver wants to be a tramp when he grows up. “Tramps don’t have to learn how to chop down trees and how to roll logs and how to build dams. Tramps just tramp around and have a good time. Tramps carry sticks with little bundles tied to them. They sleep in a field when the weather is nice, and when it rains they sleep in a barn.” Charlie sets off with his bundle. But when he hears water trickling, he can’t get to sleep. Will he be able to resist the urge to make it stop? As Grandfather Beaver says, “You never know when a tramp will turn out to be a beaver.”

An American classic is back in a special 50th anniversary hardcover edition. Winner of the Boys Club of America Junior Book Award, 1968. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 05

Babushka: A Christmas Tale

Babushka: A Christmas Tale is a wonderful picture book for ages 4-8

Title: Babushka: A Christmas Tale
Author: Dawn Casey
Illustrator: Amanda Hall
Publisher: Good Books
Publication Date: September 6, 2016
Genre/Format: Picture Book
Grade Range: Preschool-3 Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 04

How You Can Help Those Affected By The Wild Fires In The Great Smoky Mountains

smoky4As most of you have heard by now, on the night of November 28th, 2016, terrible wildfires affected the Great Smoky Mountains around Gatlinburg, TN. This is an area that is very near and dear to our hearts. Now only do we live in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, but we have made many family memories there through the years. From hiking and biking, to simply spending time with loved ones in and around the Gatlinburg and Sevierville areas. The more we hear of the devastation and loss that has hit, it simply breaks our hearts. Families have been broken and have lost so much. So with this, we stopped and asked ourselves how we could help?
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Dec 04

25 Books of Christmas

Last year we decided to start a new family tradition for the month of December, 25 Days of Christmas Books. This was such a fun tradition that I’m already counting down the days for this year.

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Dec 03

Sing arrives in theaters on December 21st

Prizing and samples courtesy of Universal Pictures

sing-logoIllumination has captivated audiences all over the world with the beloved hits Despicable Me, Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax, Despicable Me 2 and Minions, now the second-highest-grossing animated movie in history. Following the release of this summer’s comedy blockbuster The Secret Life of Pets, Illumination presents Sing this holiday season. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 29

November Homeschool Favorites

november-homeschool-favoritesAs November is coming to an end, I wanted to share with all of you our top three homeschool products that we have been using this month. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 28

Joovy Baby Products Review

If I was told last year at this time that within the year I would be preparing to bring a newborn home I would have said that was absurd but alas, here we are! Adding on to our house, trying to learn the ends and outs of FMLA and washing up tiny and oh so sweet baby boy clothes has been our reality over the last 8 months. Within the next 3-7 weeks our little Owen will be making his grand appearance. To say I’m having all the feels would be an understatement!joovy3 Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 27

10 Family Favorite Christmas Movies

The Christmas season has arrived! Today is the day that we pick out our Christmas and I also give the boys their Christmas Kickoff box. This year’s box is family movie night themed. We love having family movie night and what better way to kick off the Christmas season than to add a few Christmas favorites to the mix. Here’s a list of our all time favorite Christmas movies!christmas-movies Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 26

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Earth’s Last Stand

The crime-fighting Turtles are back and ready to fight for their city in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Earth’s Last Stand, available on DVD December 13, 2016.ninja-turtles Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 22

Don’t Let Stocking Stuffers Stink This Year with The Whiffer Sniffer Collection

Whiffer Sniffers, what a fun and intriguing name, ah? I have to admit, when I first heard the term Whiffer Sniffer I was bit uneasy. However, the more I browsed the fun and easy to navigate Whiffer Sniffer website the more I couldn’t wait to do a review. When they arrived I was just as excited as my six year old.whiffersniffers Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 22

Letters From Santa Program Through The U.S.Postal Service #LettersFromSanta

Thanksgiving is fast approaching, and it’s almost time to start preparing for Santa. My boys have had a wish list made out for sometime, and are looking forward to mailing their letters out to Santa on the weekend following Thanksgiving. I mean, after all, we have to let Santa enjoy his Thanksgiving too! Read the rest of this entry »

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