I'm grateful that I have three readers in this house, but that's not to say that we don't go through quiet reading periods.
Times when the kids take a break from reading.
Times when they can't seem to find the right book.
Times when life is nutty, and everyone is too busy to breathe, let alone read.
I think that's pretty normal.
So our Galactic Hot Dogs books arrived at the absolute perfect time. Everyone's exhausted in busy, busy May, and we needed something light and … Read More...
I can't believe it! I really and truly cannot believe it!
We made it through another school year, my friends.
We. Did. It.
Next up? Summer.
I'm over the moon thrilled and elated that summer is right around the corner!
This year, I've got something so cool planned. So totally awesome and fabulous, I can't stand it.
I've just finished up--after months of drafts!--the plans for our Smart Summer Challenge 2016. And it's going to rock.
Totally, 110%, … Read More...
Originally published June 16, 2011, I stumbled upon this post today, and it was a good reminder to slow down. No matter your child's age.
We have been taking a lot of walks lately, just slow walks where we're looking closely at what's around us because I feel like we've been moving too quickly in the rush of the last weeks of school.
And just like last year, when everyone started to get antsy and bickery and up and down and not too sure of what's going on because the school schedule's … Read More...
There are very few book series that make my kids literally fight over who gets to read a book first.
But, friends, Percy Jackson will do it.
Actually, it's Rick Riordan who will do it.
And the super-exciting news is that for all of the Rick Riordan fans out there, his new book, The Trials of Apollo: The Hidden Oracle, is here!
I'm thrilled to be working with Disney-Hyperion to be sharing this news and to actually give away a copy of this book along with a $50 Visa gift … Read More...
I absolutely am over-the-moon thrilled and dance-around-the-kitchen excited about this virtual field trip. I can hardly stand the wait.
Maddy, my sixth grader, has been learning all about renewable energy in science this quarter, so you better believe the minute I heard about this trip, I forwarded the information to her awesome teacher.
I mean--how cool is it that in this day and age, students, parents, teachers--anyone!--can be transported across the world on a virtual field trip, … Read More...