Juvenile Pile: Heartfelt and Humorous

This week I am sharing a mix of library books and books we own. We’re continuing to read a lot of picture books this summer. Here are some of them. Vegetables in Underwear by Jared Chapman Perfect for ages 2-4, this book is a showcase of underwear…on vegetables. It’s colorful and simple, and I’m sure […]

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Juvenile Pile: Tales of Adventure

We’ve picked up the extra August reading challenge sheet from the library, but it requires another 6 hours of reading, and we’re only 2 hours in. I don’t know that Christopher will finish before the end of the summer, but at least he’s still reading. I’ve been encouraging him to read picture books with more […]

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Great Reads from July 2017

I finally caught on my reviews over on Opinionated Book Lover. I reviewed 16 books between June 16th and July 15th, but today I’m only sharing the 4-star and 5-star books. There were 5 “great” books that I think you should read, and they all happen to be YA. Click on the book title to […]

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My First Two Months on Isagenix

Since March I hadn’t been eating as well as I was eating while doing Whole30 (or mostly Whole30) for about six months, and I had gained back more weight than I was happy about. And in general I was still feeling really run down, energy-wise. The supposed energy boost is one of the main things […]

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Juvenile Pile: Independent Reads

We were able to get all of the hours in before 7/29, so Christopher got his second library reading program reward. This time he selected a free Milwaukee Wave (soccer) ticket. Here are some of the books he read on his own. Hammerhead vs. Bull Shark (Who Would Win?) by Jerry Pallotta Christopher was so […]

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Kid Lit: Little Tails in Prehistory

I received this book for free from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.  Little Tails in Prehistory by Frédéric Brrémaud Published on July 11, 2017. Goodreads Summary: Chipper and Squizzo are a precocious puppy and squirrel who love to explore new and exciting environments, flying their cardboard box airplane to wondrous worlds […]

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Juvenile Pile: Books with a Message

Books are a great way to start a conversation with a child about an important topic. We read 4 books recently that I intentionally got out of the library, so I could talk with Christopher about some of his behaviors and also some things about the world I want him to know about. We’ll start […]

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