Encouraging Free Range Kids- A Secret Garden Tea Party to Remember

It’s time for another Secret Garden Wednesday!  The blooming of flowers, buzzing of bees, summer travel planning and even a new batch of fox kits in my backyard has me hungering to be outside in the garden even more these days. If you’d been following along, you know we have be revisiting some wonderful A […]

29 #Kidlit Audio Books For Readers/Listeners of all Ages

First I’d like to welcome and say hello to all of our new subscribers and Facebook Fans. It’s so wonderful to meet your here. If there was going to be a theme for this last weekend it would have been crafting. Though our hands and eyes were busy creating fun things, our ears and minds […]

Revisiting Secret Garden Wednesday-Sticky Toffee Pudding

Happy Secret Garden Wednesday! If you’ve been following along, the last four Wednesdays have been filled with A Year in the Secret Garden inspired crafts, recipes and nature activities. Traditionally speaking snow days are behind us and so are the comfort foods that go along with chillier weather. In the past when there’s been snowy […]

Fun #Kidlit Books that Encourage New Perspectives

{Guest post by Hannah Rials} Perspective is defined as a way of thinking about something, especially one which is influenced by the type of person you are or by your experiences. These experiences in life lead us to think about certain things in a certain way until something comes along that provides new information. This […]

Weekend Links: Get Inspired with these #kidlit Summer Reading Recommends

If it hasn’t already, the school year is nearly over here in the States and summer is upon us. Wondering what to do with the kids over the summer break? The first answer I would give is to get outside, explore, travel and spend quality time together! But another thing that is always on parents minds […]

Happy Earth Day: What is Treecology?

Happy Earth Day Everyone! I think for me everyday is Earth Day. We are great lovers of nature in this house and we try really really hard to walk gently on the earth. “When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else.”  John Muir Nothing could be farther from […]

For the love of Greek Mythology: The Adventures of Achilles by Hugh Lupton

  I am not sure if it’s the changing of the seasons or just the busy-ness of my life, but I’ve been in the mood to snuggle up with some of our favorite Greek Mythology books lately! Last month I shared a family favorite; The Adventures of Odysseus. This wonderful story, paired with vibrant illustration still […]

Celebrating Read Across America Day 2017

Happy March everyone and a very happy birthday to one of our favorite authors, Dr. Seuss! It’s time to grab your hat and read with the cat. Or the kids. Or both. Not only is it Dr. Seuss’s birthday, but it’s Read Across America Day. This special day reminds adults everywhere to share their love of reading […]

The Key To Extraordinary by Natalie Lloyd (guest post from Hannah Rials)

“Just when you think you don’t have it in you to bloom anymore, you do.” Emma Pearl Casey has always known that she’s meant for something extraordinary. It’s her destiny, or rather in her destiny dream. All the women in her family have had one, and they have gone on to do great things to […]

World Read Aloud Day is February 16, 2017! Let’s Celebrate!

Read Aloud. Change the World. Celebrate World Read Aloud Day by reading aloud and taking action on behalf of the 758 million people who cannot read. World Read Aloud Day motivates children, teens, and adults to celebrate the power of words.  This global literacy movement is about taking action to show the world that the […]