Groundhog Day – FIAR – Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel

This week we rowed "Mike Mulligan and HIs Steam Shovel" we planned to read it the same week as Groundhog Day.  Did you know that a groundhog can dig up to 700 lbs of dirt in just one day!  We had planned to take a field trip to our local Waste & Recycling Center but … Continue reading Groundhog Day – FIAR – Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel

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Martin Luther King Jr Day – FIAR – Who Owns the Sun?

We used "Who Owns The Sun?" for our FIAR book this week and planned for it to be the same week as Martin Luther King Jr. Day.  Here are our favorite books about Martin Luther King Jr that we found at our local library: "I Am Martin Luther King, Jr." by Brad Meltzer, illustrated by … Continue reading Martin Luther King Jr Day – FIAR – Who Owns the Sun?

FIAR – Owl Moon

While we were reading "Owl Moon" by Jane Yolen, illustrated by John Schoenherr this week we found these supplemental books that we loved from the library: "Good-Night Owl!" by Pat Hutchins -- beautifully unique illustrations with rich detail with simple repetitive words listing other birds and the sounds they make to keep the owl awake all … Continue reading FIAR – Owl Moon

Camping Books for Kids

Here's a list of our favorite picture books about camping for kids.  They books are story books and not "how to" types of books all except for the last one which is about finding constellations.  My kids ages 2, almost 4, and 6 love them all. Ladybug Girl and Bingo by David Soman and Jacky … Continue reading Camping Books for Kids

Books About Moving for Kids

When we moved into our current home two years ago I searched for children's books to prepare my 3-year-old son for the adventure.  We were moving to a different house in the same town.  Many of the books that I checked out at the library were about moving far away from friends and family.  Other … Continue reading Books About Moving for Kids