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The Extraordinary Mark Twain (According to Susy) | #ReadKidsClassics

As I’m sifting and creating the Tom Sawyer book adventure for “Jump Into A Book,” I’ve found myself laughing, loving, and living inside the pages of this Mark Twain masterpiece and above all else classic piece of American literature. Oftentimes I’ve thought of Mark Twain as the same thing as Tom Sawyer but when I really… Read More The Extraordinary Mark Twain (According to Susy) | #ReadKidsClassics

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#ReadKidsClassics | Celebrating Author Virginia Lee Burton

When you hear Virginia Lee Burton, the author’s name may bring to mind a well-loved steam shovel and his friend Mike Mulligan… …or a sweet little house… …and a snow plow named Katy. But recently we have stumbled onto two other Virginia Lee Burton books that we just had to share. The Song of Robin… Read More #ReadKidsClassics | Celebrating Author Virginia Lee Burton

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Sista April (Last day of April) in Sweden and a little fun with Linnea’s Almanac

So here we are the last day of April. In Swedish, it is known as Valborg or Sista April. Large bonfires are lit and everyone sings songs of spring. Before this festive occasion, however, is the sighting of the first spring flowers. For those of us who live in the Northern Hemisphere that is March… Read More Sista April (Last day of April) in Sweden and a little fun with Linnea’s Almanac

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The Magician’s Elephant by Kate DiCamillo review and kirigami activity!

I’ve loved the book The Magician’s Elephant by Kate DiCamillo for years. This sweet tale is basically about when a fortuneteller’s tent appears in the market square of the city of Baltese and orphan Peter Augustus Duchene knows the questions that he needs to ask. This boy is filled with questions about his missing family and… Read More The Magician’s Elephant by Kate DiCamillo review and kirigami activity!

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Swedish Santa Lucia Traditions | Lucia: Child of Light

My house is buzzing with excitement as my family and prepare for Lucia Day on December 13th. On this special day, many Swedish people celebrate the legacy of Lucia and the coming of the light with coffee, saffron buns, ginger snaps, and wonderful singing. In addition to the story of the Svensson children, the book… Read More Swedish Santa Lucia Traditions | Lucia: Child of Light

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October #ReadKidsClassics: The Midnight Farm by Reeve Lindberg

Welcome to my October installment of the Read Kid’s Classics Challenge! I’m so glad you’re here and I can hardly wait to see what you’re reading as well. As many of you already know, I am a huge fan of children’s classics and over the years my family has actively read old classics and discovered new… Read More October #ReadKidsClassics: The Midnight Farm by Reeve Lindberg

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Saffron Buns {Lussekattor} Recipe and Free Download -Lucia Morning in Sweden

Lucia Morning in Sweden This beautiful book has become a read-a-loud favorite in this house. Ewa Rydåker and illustrator Carina Ståhlberg have truly captured the spirit of “living” the Lucia tradition each year.  The book tells the old story of Santa Lucia through the eyes of three children living in this time period. Set in… Read More Saffron Buns {Lussekattor} Recipe and Free Download -Lucia Morning in Sweden