Reading should be a delight- not drudgery. Think kids staying up late, flashlight in hand, to finish just one more chapter. Too often though, this is not what we see. We have to coax, wheedle, beg and even sometimes even bribe children to pick up a book. We can hardly blame the schools for… Read More Reading Rebels:Take Back the Joy!
Boredom with books. What a sad, sad thought: yet, when it comes to reading many kids are. I find this particularly horrifying because when it comes these treasures -as if this blog wasn’t enough of a giveaway- I’m an avid reader. Given the amount that I read within a single year, most people are flabbergasted… Read More Boredom Begone! Reading Enjoyment for All (Even You)
Up to my ankles Or just past my knees… Here we go walking Through the gold leaves. *Special thanks to the artistic talents of Eva for the illustration
New is always exciting, especially when it’s a fresh start. Beginnings, goals, and increased joy… they’re all the rage here on the Bookaneer this week. My start of a new year (yes- in September, it just feels better. Take that January!) is made better by determining where to go next, what I want to do-… Read More New Books, New You
Start of a new year? Let the confetti fly! No, I have not gone crazy. I’m just super happy and excited. Fresh starts are dazzling, and have a tendency to make me giddy. Let’s face it: back to school is more of a fresh start- whether you’re a student or not- than New Year’s… Read More Start Something Fabulous
Ultimate summer reading joy.. it’s much easier to get lost in a book if it’s amazing, don’t you think? The only problem is where to find them. Look no farther dear reader! Earlier, I shared my ultimate summer reading list for kids. At long last (sorry it’s taken so long, the business of life does take… Read More 10 Ultimate Summer Reads: Books for the Adult
The tale of book club continues. Yet another meeting has come and gone. This month the Tea Hags group read “A Handmaid’s Tale” by Margaret Atwood. It’s latest tv adaptation has gained some furor, and we were curious.There certainly was a lot to discuss! So without further ado, please welcome my two guest reviewers Charlotte and Eowyn! Charlotte’s… Read More Tale of a Handmaid: June’s Book Club Review
Craft books abound. Finding one full of kids’ projects is easy… the real challenge is finding one that’s good. Those diamonds among the dross. You know such gems craft book when you find them. They’re the ones that makes you pour over the pages, brimming with projects you can’t wait to try, and even… Read More Craft Books for Kids: 2 Reads I Couldn’t Do Without
Crafty is trendy now… not that I’m complaining. Suddenly it’s slightly less weird for me knit in public or to keep cupboards overflowing with pompoms and popsicle sticks-at least I like to pretend it is. When I spend hours crafting a project (like a hand stitched dainty Cinderella mouse) the queries to my sanity are… Read More Crafty Powers: Not Just for Kids
Goodbye alarm clock, Hello sleeping in. Goodbye packed lunch, Hello ice cream on my chin. Goodbye homework, Hello park. Goodbye math class, Hello stay up ’till dark. Goodbye sweaters, Hello sun. Goodbye school… Hello fun!