Book Reviews

  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel {Giveaway} As a homeschool mom, I’ve always said that my main goal was to raise children that loved to read.   When my girls were struggling readers, it was difficult to get them to love reading.  However, once they found something they were interested in reading, they were able to overcome their struggles and become much more ...
  • Girls Know How: Raising the Roof Book Review/Giveaway  Congratulations, to our winners: Glendy Spigle Kimberly Wain Perkines Shannon Lazovski Just recently, my 9.5 year old daughter got to read a book from The Girls Know How Series #2: Raising the Roof written by Ellen Langas Campbell.  She couldn’t put the book down.  Prior to her reading adventure, I skimmed the book and found it to be a lot ...
  • Learning in the 21st Century: How to Connect, Collaborate, and Create Book Review/Giveaway Homeschooling families this day and age have a broad range of resources and opportunities to choose from. In fact,  there are so many options out there, we just have to know how to find them, especially with technology on our side. I just recently was given the opportunity to read an amazing book that I think ...
  • Learning with Bedtime Math Bedtime Math: A Fun Excuse to Stay up Late by Laura Overdeck and Illustrated by Jim Paillot Do bedtime and math really go together?  When I first introduced Bedtime Math to my girls my 10 year old daughter looked at me like I was crazy.  Math before bedtime, really?  The title definitely grabs your attention even if there may be a ...
  • National Park Mystery Series Review/Giveaway Do you have a child 9+ that loves reading age appropriate fictional mysteries?  Just recently, a fellow homeschooling friend handed me two books to review: National Park Mystery Series: Stolen Treasures at Pictured Rocks by Mary Morgan, illustrated by Dawn McVay Baumer National Park Mystery Series: The Face at Mount Rushmore by Mary Morgan, illustrated by Dawn McVay Baumer Because they are easy ...
  • Teen Book Review: Glow Glow (Sky Chasers) Author: Amy Kathleen Ryan Age Group: 11+ Genre: Science Fiction Romance Rating: 7 (out of 10) Recommend?: Yes Description: The Empyrean is the only home fifteen year old Waverly has ever known.  As a member of the first generation to be successfully conceived in deep space.  She and her boyfriend, Kieran, will be pioneers of New Earth.  Waverly ...
  • Teen Book Review: The Best Friend by Melody Carlson Title: The Best Friend Author: Melody Carlson Genre: Realistic fiction Plot: “Lishia Vance is totally baffled. One day she has friends. The next day everyone has turned against her. No explanation. Just complete social isolation. Even her best friend Janelle isn’t giving her the time of day. Now she has one goal for her junior year at Kingston High: make ...
  • Teen Book Review: The Jerk Magnet by Melody Carlson Title: The Jerk Magnet Author: Melody Carlson Genre: Realistic fiction Plot: “When Chelsea Martin’s future stepmother helps her transform from gawky and geeky into the hottest girl at her new school, Chelsea is pretty sure it’s the best thing that ever happened to her. But her hot new look has a downside. She’s attracting los of guys who all ...
  • {Giveaway} Time for Kids Grammar Rules Grades 4-6   Homeschooling parents, are you ready to: Perfect your child’s punctuation? Avoid common mistakes? Sharpen their writing skills? Time for Kids: Grammar Rules by Ann Weil and Illustrated by John Joven, is just the ticket to get your 4th through 6th grader writing and speaking like a pro! I am currently utilizing the Grammar Rules workbook with my 5th grader and it ...

 

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