The Night Before Valentine’s Day Only $4.74

Posted by on Jan 29, 2017

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Head over to Amazon and you can score The Night Before Valentine’s Day book for just $4.74. We own most of these night before books and they are super cute.

All the kids are getting ready for the sweetest holiday of the year! Join in on all of the card-making fun, and then come along to school the next morning for a day of parties and games!



Reading: I Can’t Survive Without It – Plus, Kindle Book Deals

Posted by on Jan 19, 2017
I LOVE to read!! I read every day. I absolutely adore books. They can take you to a whole new world. They can expand your horizons, raise your hopes, or feed your fears. They can make you laugh or cry or both. Sometimes in the same paragraph. There is nothing better than a “can’t put it down, stay up way too late” good book.
 Enchantment
My all time favorite author is Orson Scott Card. I own most of his books and love reading them. He is a fantastic writer. His imagination is amazing. My favorite book by him is Enchantment. It’s a retelling of Sleeping Beauty. So good! I’ve read it lots of times and I’m sure I will read it many more. But, while Orson Scott Card is my favorite author my favorite book of all time is The Blue Sword by Robin McKinley.
 the blue sword
I remember that my very favorite book as a child was Harry and the Terrible Whatzit. I had to buy a copy when I had kids because no one could find my old one. That’s the only specific book I can remember from being young, but I’m sure there were lots. I’ve always loved reading.
As a youth I loved mystery novels. I read a lot of R.L. Stine books.
Now I love everything. My favorite type of books are Science Fiction and Fantasy. But I love most everything! I also have a bit of an obsession with Vampire books. I’ve read a LOT of them! Some of them are good, while some are not. I’m open to reading pretty much anything other than horror. I find that the older I get the more of a wuss I am. I have also really been loving mysteries lately. The Girl on the Train was amazing.
I’d love to hear your favorite book so I can add it to my list of things to read!
And make sure to check out the Kindle book Deals going on now! I absolutely love the free and cheap books from Amazon. Download them and read them when you have time. If they suck, who cares? Plus, there are a lot of good ones out there. You might just find your next favorite series or author.


National Geographic Kids books of Heroes and Heroines

Posted by on Dec 7, 2016

A few months back we had one of my favorite holidays. HALLOWEEN! I always love to dress up with my kids as we do a “family theme” but I typically will do an easier costume for work. This year, has been quite a doozy for me and I needed to feel my inner heroine. I decided to go with Rosie the Riveter. What an amazing symbol for my girls to learn about. It was a great way to tell them about history and what women can accomplish when they have a common goal. It was fun to check out some articles online and read about her.  I was emulating her for Halloween- I wanted to get her story right!

You can imagine how excited I was when I read about the National Geographic Kids books of Heroes and Heroines and saw ROSIE on the cover! My kids are already fans of National Geographic Kids books, so when I saw these, well. Let’s just say it didn’t take any super human strength on my part to grab them up!

The Book of Heroes is available for purchase for $11.25 from Amazon.

The Book of Heroines is available for purchase for $11.06 from Amazon.

Both The Book of Heroes and The Book of Heroines retail for $14.99 each and are great gift books for children ages 8-12.

National Geographic Books of Heroes/Heroines

  • Discover the true stories of superstars, war heroes, world leaders, peacemakers, and other gutsy gals who changed the world in The Book of Heroines. The Book of Heroines highlights heroes such as Mother Teresa, Marie Curie, Misty Copeland, Tina Fey, and Emma Watson.
  • Discover the true stories of superheroes, rebels, world leaders, action heroes, sports legends, and many more daring dudes in The Book of Heroes.
  • The Book of Heroes highlights heroes like Galileo, Sitting Bull, Michael Jordan, and Stephen Hawking.
  • Although the word “hero” has many meanings and many people can be called heroes in real life or fiction, in these books, heroes tend to share seven stupendous qualities:
  • Heroes are courageous
  • Heroes do the right thing
  • Heroes have compassion
  • Heroes are competent
  • Heroes are inspiring
  • Heroes never quit
  • Heroes leap to action

My kids definitely love to read, and these were immediately devoured. I watched as they read and saw how their faces would show different emotions, awe, amazement, empowerment. I could FEEL them thinking they too could be a heroine. And they can! What better way to teach them this valuable lesson than from actual people they can relate to! I now get a history lesson each time they pick up the book and read to me about a hero or heroine they have come to love. My absolute favorite thing about National Geographic Kids is the way they can keep my kids entertained and educated with each story. And they are not only heroes and heroines of old, my girls recognized some of their favorite actors and were thrilled to learn more about them.

Every kid needs a hero/heroine (aside from their mom and dad of course!). Why not let them read about some of the many in the world- and gain the attributes that will make them a hero/heroine too!

Charity

*HOT* $10 off $25 Book Purchase at Amazon

Posted by on Nov 24, 2016

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Through November 28th, hop on over to Amazon where you can score $10 off a $25+ Book Purchase when you enter the promo code HOLIDAYBOOK at checkout! Keep in mind that this offer is valid on print books only (excludes eBooks, Audiobooks, Book Rentals and Amazon Gift Cards).



FIVE Dr. Seuss Hardcover Books & Dr. Seuss Activity Book ONLY $5.95 Shipped

Posted by on May 12, 2016



For a limited time you can get 5 Dr. Seuss books for $5.95 + a FREE activity book and FREE shipping! This is an awesome deal!

There is no obligation to buy anything else so you are getting an amazing deal! Just make sure to cancel before your next subscription. Unless you want to continue getting books at a a discounted price.

I can’t wait to get these for my little munchkin.



FREE Summer Reading Programs

Posted by on May 12, 2016

 

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It’s that time to of year again! Temperatures are rising and school is almost out for the Summer! Make sure to keep your kids reading this summer. For some added incentive here is a list of FREE Summer Reading Programs…

Barnes & Noble – This summer reading program through Barnes & Noble gives your child the ability to earn a FREE book after reading 8 books and keeping track of them in a reading log.

Book Adventure – Sylvan offers this FREE reading incentive program. Your child reads books and then takes a simple quiz to make sure they understood what they read. The quiz is usually about 10 questions long. They earn points based on how much they remember from reading the book. There are hundreds of books to choose from in all reading levels. Once they have earned enough points they can trade them in for prizes.

Books-a-Million: Free Camp Half-Blood Tote Bag when you read four books, and turn in your journal to your local store.

Half Price Books – Kids ages 14 and under can earn a $5 Gift Card for reading just 15 minutes each day. Once they reach 300 minutes your child can turn in their completed reading log to get their $5 HPB Back-to-School Bucks.

Scholastic Summer Challenge – Log your reading minutes at the Scholastic site and your child will be able to participate in a World Record challenge as well as earn prizes.

TD Bank Summer Reading Program – Read 10 books and write them down on their Summer Reading Form. When you turn it in your child will get $10 added to their Young Saver Account FREE!

Local Public Library – Don’t forget to check with your local libraries to find out if they’re offering programs this summer.

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UTAH PROGRAMS:

Salt Lake County Summer Reading: Salt Lake County offers an extensive summer reading program for the entire family. The library system is offering a big summer reading kickoff celebration on Saturday, June 4 in West Jordan. Those who finish the program will receive a free book or a $5 fine waiver.

Salt Lake City Library Summer Reading: Kids can mark down their summer reading with their Summer Reading Tracker, available at all City Library locations and earn fun prizes every month. There are even reading trackers for the tiniest readers! There will also be lots fun events at libraries throughout the city all summer long.

Utah State Fair Read and Win: Children ages 6-12 who read 10 books and fill out & mail the reading record form (print it from their site) can get a FREE ticket to the Utah State Fair in September and a voucher for one free carnival ride and a small lemonade.

Dream Big: Read/Provo: Provo City Library has a summer reading program with prizes, events and an end-of-summer party.

Some of these programs are limited to certain regions so you’ll want to check for locations in your area and verify that they are participating. Let us know if you know of any others that we don’t have listed here.



Pre-Order Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts I and II

Posted by on Feb 24, 2016

Harry Potter

Love the Harry Potter books? Then head over and pre-order Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts I and II right now from Amazon for just $17.99.

I’m honestly not sure how I feel about this. I adore the Harry Potter series, but I don’t know how much I will love this new play. What are your thoughts about it?

Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, a new play by Jack Thorne, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. The play will receive its world premiere in London’s West End on July 30, 2016.

It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three school-age children.

 



The Night Before St. Patrick’s Day Book $4.49!

Posted by on Feb 16, 2016

St. Patricks Day

Head over to Amazon and you can score The Night Before St. Patrick’s Day book for just $4.49. We own most of these night before books and they are super cute.

It’s the night before St. Patrick’s Day, and Tim and Maureen are wide awake setting traps to catch a leprechaun! When they wake the next morning to the sound of their dad playing the bagpipes and the smell of their mom cooking green eggs, they’re shocked to find that they’ve actually caught a leprechaun. But will they be able to find his pot of gold? 



Amazing Machines 10 Book Set Only $12!

Posted by on Dec 17, 2015

Amazing-Machines

Amazon has marked down the Amazing Machines: Truckload of Fun (10-Book Set) to only $12.24 and it ships for free with your Prime Membership or any $35 purchase. That is only $1.20 per book!

The bestselling Amazing Machines series is now available in a charming box set. With ten mini editions inside, this collection is the perfect gift for any preschooler who loves machines. From airplanes to rockets to tractors, these critically acclaimed picture books are full of fun rhyming text, bright artwork, and wacky animal characters that will engage and delight young children as they learn about machines. 

 



30% off any Book From Amazon!

Posted by on Nov 26, 2015

Amazon book sale

Save 30% off any book at Amazon. Use the coupon code: HOLIDAY30 at checkout (max discount of $10). This code is only good through 11/30 so hurry and order yours now. This offer is only valid on print books excludes Kindle eBooks and Audible Audiobooks AND the offer only applies to products sold and shipped by Amazon.com.

The American Girl Doll and Book set IS included which makes them only $9.66 per set!