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What we’re reading: The Small Five

We love Harriet Stanes’ artwork in our house, so when I discovered that she had illustrated a new children’s book by Ralph Johnstone, I couldn’t wait to add it to our library! The book is called The Small Five, and Harriet … Continue reading

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What we’re reading: In the Town All Year Round

In the Town All Year Round is a classic in our house. It’s a book with very few words, but my kids can sit and flip through the pages for hours. We’ve had this book for years, and it gets pulled off … Continue reading

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What we’re reading: Sarah Stewart’s The Gardener

We went to the library last week and came back with a huge pile of books for the girls. Claire couldn’t wait to start reading, and we sat down to enjoy a book right away. We picked a real beauty: The Gardener, … Continue reading

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What we’re reading: empowering children’s books with black characters

I’m always on the lookout for great children’s books, especially books featuring a diverse cast of characters. Claire is always looking for people and characters who look like her, and we think it’s so important for our kids to see themselves … Continue reading

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What we’re reading: Enid Blyton’s short stories

We started reading chapter books to Claire earlier this year, and she loves them. She’s only 4 years old, though, and it can be challenging to find books that are appropriate for her age. We picked up a collection of … Continue reading

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What we’re reading: chapter books!

It’s no secret that Claire loves reading. Even at a very young age, she has had patience for quite long books. My mom visited recently and brought a couple of chapter books with her, and Claire loved them!

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Celebrate reading!

It turns out this week was a big week for celebrating reading: March 4th was World Read Aloud Day, and March 5th was World Book Day! If you’ve been here long enough, you know that we’re a big fans of … Continue reading

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Storymoja Festival

I took Heidi and Claire to the Storymoja Festival at the National Museum this week, and we had such fun! Started in 2007, the Storymoja Festival is a celebration of storytelling, poetry, personal expression, writing, and performing, with a particular … Continue reading

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What we’re reading: Whoever You Are (Guest blogging on Gypsy Momma!)

I’m over at Gypsy Momma today, a fantastic blog about traveling and living abroad with kids. Jess at Gypsy Momma is an amazing woman with a full-on career who makes globetrotting with children look chic,  easy and fun!  She is currently … Continue reading

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What we’re reading: Stuck

Oliver Jeffers’ book Stuck is a book that will have everyone laughing – perhaps the parents even more than the kids! Stuck is a tale about trying to solve a problem by throwing things at it – literally.

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