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Books That Make Us Laugh

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Books That Make Us Laugh

We love books that give us a laugh and bring us together. Books that can bring joy can improve our day, our week, or our lives. It may seem impossible that one book can do so much, but laughter is really the best medicine. This month we wanted all the laughter in our house after such a busy and crazy holiday season. So I found this funny gem of a book written by Jimmy Kimmel, The Serious Goose. This book is not only a sweet and funny story it gives kids the chance to interact with the story and become...

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Best Books: Monsterology

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Best Books: Monsterology

October is finally here, and for kids and kids-at-heart that means that Halloween season is here at last. Our family adores Halloween. We decorate, we dress up, we watch movies, and we read incredible Halloween-themed and inspired books all month long. This month I wanted to share a book from one of our favorite series. We enjoy reading the mock-non-fiction books by Dr. Ernest Drake. Dragonology, Wizardology, and now Monsterology. Monsterology features knowledge of mythical and legendary creatures and monsters from the history of literature. It is an excellent book for Halloween. Now you and your kids can learn all...

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Best Boy Books: Movement and Books!

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Best Boy Books: Movement and Books!

We love highlighting new books every month. This month we wanted to highlight one that would not only give your little one a love for reading but also a love for moving! This fun book encourages kids to get up and move. So much of our time now is ruled by a screen, so it is great when we can find ways to interact with our kids without a screen! Boogie Monster by Josie Bissett encourages kids to get up and shake their bodies! The Boogie Monster loves to travel the world and he loves to dance. he discovers that...

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Best Books: Mo Willems

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Best Books: Mo Willems

Mo Willems books have been a staple in our house for over a decade. Everyone loves them from the youngest to the oldest. Storytime is a great opportunity to get to know your kids and their unique and special personalities. The Mo Willems books always bring laughter and lightness to the household. We especially love his series about the pigeon. They incite hilarity and joy with every read. This month I wanted to highlight one of our favorites, Don't Let the Pigeon Stay up Late! It is a fun book that translates to real-life -- the struggle of bedtime! Every...

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Best Books: Roller Girl

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Best Books: Roller Girl

Books are wonderful, but many of today's youth find them boring. Publishers and writers are fighting back, using different ways to get kids more interested in reading. One fantastic way is by creating more graphic novels, like Roller Girl. Graphic novels are not a new innovation, on the contrary, they have been around for nearly 100 years. Many associate graphic novels with comic books. But graphic novels can be so much more. They can contain entire stories of nearly 500 pages, fantastic plot lines, and incredible images that make the story even more fantastic. Young adult novelists have picked up...

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