Monthly Archives: February 2016

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

This post contains affiliate links. I checked this book out on a whim.  Whenever I read the newspaper, I notice that list of popular books right next to the crossword puzzle.  I never have looked at any of those books–until … Continue reading

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The Berenstain Bears’ Trouble with Pets by Stan & Jan Berenstain

This post contains an affiliate link. The Berenstain Bears’ Trouble with Pets is a funny book about the realities of owning a dog.  The cubs ask Mama and Papa if they can get a pet, like other cubs have.  Farmer … Continue reading

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Bears on Wheels by Stan & Jan Berenstain

This post contains an affiliate link. Bears on Wheels is great book for little kids who are just learning to count.  The text is very short and repetitive.  Each page is simply a counting of how many bears are on … Continue reading

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Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Yoda in Action by Heather Scott

This post contains an affiliate link. Slime wanted to post this book because he really enjoyed it.  Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Yoda in Action! is best for kids who are learning to read alone.  The length is somewhere between … Continue reading

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The New Baby by Mercer Mayer

This post contains an affiliate link. The New Baby is another book that I enjoyed as a kid.  In fact, this is the very copy that I read back then, with my name printed inside the front cover.  I loved, loved, … Continue reading

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Harry the Dirty Dog by Gene Zion

This post contains an affiliate link. I’m curious to know who else grew up reading Harry the Dirty Dog.  I enjoyed it when I was little and now my kids love it, too.  This is a really cute story about … Continue reading

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The Far Side Gallery 2 by Gary Larson

This post contains an affiliate link. We picked up The Far Side Gallery 2 at the local thrift store.  Thrift stores are great places to find cartoon anthologies!  Anyhow, we are big fans of The Far Side.  I love the humor … Continue reading

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The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson

This post contains an affiliate link. We received The Gruffalo from a family member several years ago as a gift.  It’s a cute story about a mouse and a monster-type animal called a Gruffalo.  The mouse is walking through the … Continue reading

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Ten in the Bed by Penny Dale

This post contains an affiliate link.  Ten in the Bed is a very cute sing-song story for younger kids.  It’s about a little boy who goes to bed and keeps kicking his stuffed animals out when he rolls over and … Continue reading

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Standing Small: A Celebration of 30 Years of the LEGO Minifigure by Nevin Martell

This post contains an affiliate link. Son number two loves this reference book!  Standing Small is a book that really celebrates the LEGO minifigure–for all those addicted to collecting them.  (That would describe our boys!)  It starts with the origins … Continue reading

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The Official Pokemon Handbook by Maria S. Barbo

This post contains an affiliate link. My second son loves all things Pokémon.  He inherited this obsession partially from my niece.  Now that she is older, she is passing on a few of her Pokémon items to my son, including … Continue reading

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All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot

This post contains an affiliate link. I went back recently to read a book from one of my favorite series–the memoirs of James Herriot, an English veterinarian from the 1930’s.  This book is called All Creatures Great and Small. It … Continue reading

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Star Wars: The Last of the Jedi: Death on Naboo by Jude Watson

This post contains affiliate links. We also read Death on Naboo, another novel in the Star Wars: The Last of the Jedi series that we thoroughly enjoyed! Ferus is now in prison, slowly wasting away, but still trying to plan … Continue reading

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Star Wars: The Last of the Jedi: Underworld by Jude Watson

This post contains an affiliate link. I’ve gotten a little behind on our Star Wars chapter books.  We finished Underworld some time ago, and I didn’t bother to post about it.  We’ve just been enjoying our reading too much. In … Continue reading

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Star Wars: The Last of the Jedi: Dark Warning by Jude Watson

This post contains an affiliate link. The boys and I have finished Dark Warning, the second book in the Star Wars: The Last of the Jedi series.  Book number three is waiting on a library shelf for us to come … Continue reading

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