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!



First 100 Words Board Book Only $3.30

Posted by on Oct 30, 2015

first 100 words book

Amazon has the First 100 Words Board Book marked down from $5.99 to only $3.30 and it ships for FREE with your Prime Membership or any $35 order. This book has great reviews!



The Color Purple Collection Kindle Edition Just 17¢!

Posted by on Jul 12, 2015

The Color Purple Collection

Head over to Amazon and you can score the highly-rated The Color Purple Collection: The Color Purple, The Temple of My Familiar, and Possessing the Secret of Joy by Alice Walker – Kindle Edition for just 17¢ (regularly $29.99!).

Three powerful novels by Alice Walker, beginning with her masterpiece The Color Purple, and following characters as they are drawn into critical confrontations with history.

The Color Purple is Walker’s stunning, Pulitzer Prize–winning novel of courage in the face of oppression. Celie grows up in rural Georgia, navigating a childhood of ceaseless abuse. Not only is she poor and despised by the society around her, she’s badly treated by her family. As a teenager she begins writing letters directly to God in an attempt to transcend a life that often seems too much to bear. Her letters span twenty years and record a journey of self-discovery and empowerment through the guiding light of a few strong women and her own implacable will to find harmony with herself and her home.
 
In The Temple of My Familiar, Celie and Shug from The Color Purple follow the lives of a brilliant cast of characters, all dealing in some way with the legacy of the African experience in America. From recent African immigrants, to a woman who grew up in the mixed-race rainforest communities of South America, to Celie’s own granddaughter living in modern-day San Francisco, all must come to understand the brutal stories of their ancestors to come to terms with their own troubled lives.
Possessing the Secret of Joy portrays Tashi’s tribe, the Olinka, where young girls undergo circumcision as an initiation into the community. Tashi manages to avoid this fate at first, but when pressed by tribal leaders, she submits. Years later, married and living in America as Evelyn Johnson, Tashi’s inner pain emerges. As she questions why such a terrifying, disfiguring sacrifice was required, she sorts through the many levels of subjugation with which she’s been burdened over the years.

 



FREE Summer Reading Programs

Posted by on Jun 8, 2015

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.

Chuck E. Cheese – Earn 10 FREE tokens every time your child reads for 2 weeks in a row. Just fill out the form and bring it in to claim your free tokens. (A food purchase is required.)

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 6 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.

Governor’s Reading Challenge: When children read and track their reading throughout the summer with the printable Family Progress Card and send it in they’ll receive a certificate from the Governor. The online link will be available August 1, 2015.

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.



Download The Devil’s Fool by Rachel McClellan for just 99¢

Posted by on May 20, 2015

Devil's Fool

Download The Devil’s Fool by Rachel McClellan for your Kindle for just 99¢ right now!

I just had it delivered to my Kindle and can’t wait to start reading it!

There’s nothing eighteen-year-old Eve can do about her corrupt, power-hungry witch parents who kill at the slightest insult, except vow never to use her own powers, adding to the family evil. But when her father introduces her to Boaz, a powerful vampire who manipulates her by giving her the one thing she’s never had—love, Eve finds herself caught up in a world of greed and seduction, using black magic to harm others purely for enjoyment. Unbeknownst to Eve, however, Boaz’s true desire is to steal her power for himself, and he will do whatever it takes to make that happen.



How to Talk About the Birds & the Bees With Your Kids

Posted by on May 4, 2015

30 days of sex talks

We, as parents, all know it needs to happen. But if you are anything like me it’s a little scary to know how to approach the subject. When should you start? What is appropriate for your child’s age? These are the questions I struggle with most.

Which means I was ridiculously excited to find out about the 30 Days of Sex Talks books. Maybe excited is a bad choice of words. But, seriously these books make this whole, awkward topic easier to deal with. There are three books to choose from that are appropriate for different ages. You can choose ages 3-7, ages 8-11, and ages 12+. Each “day” has some basic info for you to talk about. You can choose to go into more depth or skip that day if it isn’t appropriate. I cannot tell you how big of a lifesaver these books are for me right now. HUGE. Did I say that already? Yeah? Well, that’s just how awesome they are. I’m currently reading one with my 6 year old and one with my 8 year old. You can see a sample of the 3-7 year old book below.

30 days of sex talks

One of the best things about these books is that they make it simple and easy to open the lines of communication. Add in your Faith, your beliefs, whatever your family thinks and wants to teach. It is super easy to incorporate those things into your talks with these books. Seriously. Go buy them if you need a place to start. Right….now!

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5 Dr. Seuss Books for $5.95 + FREE activity book!

Posted by on Apr 22, 2015

dr seuss books

Get 5 Dr. Seuss books for $5.95 + a FREE activity book and FREE shipping! Plus, you can enter to win a kids gardening kit.

There is no obligation to buy anything else so you are getting an amazing deal! I can’t wait to get these for my little munchkin.



Get the Bigger Book of Parenting Tweets Now!

Posted by on Apr 19, 2015

Parenting Tweets

Are you ready to laugh? I know you are! So head over to Amazon and you can snag The Bigger Book of Parenting Tweets for $4.99 on Kindle or $10.79 on paperback.

Not only is it guaranteed to make you laugh, but some of the tweets are from @Cheeseboy22 who is my son’s 1st grade teacher.



Get The Book With No Pictures Hardcover For Just $4.68

Posted by on Apr 13, 2015

book with no pictures

Hurry over to Amazon and you can snag The Book With No Pictures hardcover for just $4.68! I have heard amazing things about this book and just snagged one for our home library.

A #1 New York Times bestseller, this innovative and wildly funny read-aloud by award-winning humorist/actor B.J. Novak will turn any reader into a comedian.
You might think a book with no pictures seems boring and serious. Except . . . here’s how books work. Everything written on the page has to be said by the person reading it aloud. Even if the words say . . .
 
BLORK. Or BLUURF.
 
Even if the words are a preposterous song about eating ants for breakfast, or just a list of astonishingly goofy sounds like BLAGGITY BLAGGITY and GLIBBITY GLOBBITY.
 
Cleverly irreverent and irresistibly silly, The Book with No Pictures is one that kids will beg to hear again and again. (And parents will be happy to oblige.)



Raising Kids to Thrive: Balancing Love With Expectations and Protection With Trust

Posted by on Mar 24, 2015

Raising Kids to ThriveAbout the Raising Kids to Thrive:

From award-winning author Ken Ginsburg comes this new work which explores an innovative idea in parenting: “The Lighthouse Parenting Strategy.” 
 
Dr. Ginsburg’s previous work includes “Building Resilience in Children and Teens” which offers a comprehensive overview of strategies to build resilience and promote the kind of traits that lead to our children becoming happy, successful adults.  This book offers a deeper dive into two fundamental questions over which parents struggle: 1) How do I give my child the unconditional love he needs to thrive, while also holding him to high expectations? and 2) How do I protect my child while also letting her learn life’s lessons? 
 
“We should be like lighthouses for our children; beacons of light on a stable shoreline from which they can safely navigate the world.  We must make certain they don’t crash against the rocks, but trust they have the capacity to learn to ride the waves on their own.”
 
This book is rooted in proven concepts from the positive youth development and resilience frameworks and combines new research with expert opinion to help parents consider how to approach these toughest of questions. 
 
Perspectives from over 500 teens are also part of this groundbreaking work.

Bookcover

Review:

I really enjoyed reading Raising Kids to Thrive. As a parent of three, I can use all the help I can get. My favorite part of the book was hearing from kids themselves! It was very insightful to hear directly from kids on their view- what they think and how they feel. To be helped with strategies and techniques on how to help your kids be their best was great. I think a subtopic in one of the chapters says it best- “Life isn’t easy, neither are the answers”. The tools in this book make it just a bit easier to handle.

 

Buy It:

Get your own copy of Raising Kids to Thrive for just $13.56 from Amazon.

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