Book Review: The Daring Book for Girls by Andrea Buchanan and Miriam Peskowitz

With gas prices soaring, no doubt we'll all be a bit more home this summer than anticipated. This can be very unfamiliar territory for your girls and figuring what to do with down time not at all a comfortable situation. Thankfully, there’s a great book out to help your girls recapture their imaginations: The Daring Book for Girls by Andrea Buchanan and Miriam Peskowitz. When we were girls, we … [Read more...]

Book Review: Captain Underpants Series

Another wonderful book by Dav Pilkey! True to form, Captain Underpants taps into the minds of kids and provides good, solid fun.  The series combines silly characters with adventure and, of course, potty humor.  Perhaps the best feature of  any of the Captain Underpants books is their ability to get our kids reading! Granted, the story line is light. But that is just what early readers need to … [Read more...]

Book Review: Finding the Right Spot by Janice Levy

Many children are lucky - they live with at least one of their natural parents. But, what if a child can't live with mom or dad? What if circumstances dictate that a child must be removed from the home to live with relatives, friends or a foster parent? If you are having trouble creating a mental image or even coming up with the words, you need to read "Finding The Right Spot" by Janice Levy. It … [Read more...]

Book Review: Scholastic At Home…Girls Life Club

When my youngest daughter was 9 and solidly a tween, I noticed very quickly her interests changed overnight to included everything from fashion concerns to friendship angst, and even boys with noticeable hormones churning at every corner. Like most 4th graders, her teacher gave out the Scholastic Book order form each month. One particular month, my daughter asked for this Girl’s Club thing – … [Read more...]