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Blueberry Bubble Gum Book Review and Giveaway! #ad

When I was asked to review the book Blueberry Bubble Gum by Mahamad Ali ElFakir,  (not an affiliate link) I honestly didn't know what to think.  At first the book didn't seem that interesting and appeared to be geared more toward boys, but I decided to bite and I'm glad I did! A little about the book: Blueberry Bubble Gum follows Max as he is gearing up for a summer of baseball with his friends. He’s expecting fun in the sun and long, lazy days. But to his surprise, he finds himself transported to a strange and wonderful world after chewing magical blueberry bubble gum—bubble gum his parents warned him not to chew! Through Blueberry Bubble Gum you can follow his adventures through Blueberry Bubble Gum World and meet the fascinating creatures who live there—the Blueberry Boy, King Erudition, and the lumpy, moldy green evil Waywards. Readers will find out if Max learns his lesson and finds his way home in this thrilling journey! The author says, “A child’s imagination can inspire … [Read more...]

A New Kind Of Reading #Alicewinks #spon

My mom gave Nutty a Nook for her 7th birthday a few days ago.  She was thrilled!  Nutty LOVES to read.  Don't get me wrong, she is more than excited that she can download apps on her Nook, but she is most excited that she can read with it.  What a perfect time to review our first ever multimedia book--Alicewinks! ​What is Alicewinks you ask?   "Alicewinks is a multimedia iBook that brings the timeless illustrations of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland to life for digital audiences. Alicewinks pairs a rich narration of Lewis Carroll’s unabridged text with 193 original illustrations by twelve early 20th century artists, all brought together for tablets in animated, portrait-oriented video."   In other words, it's the original Alice In Wonderland for modern kids. Ok, before I go on, you may or may not have noticed that the quote above stated that Alicewinks is an iBook.  Yes, Alicewinks is available on iTunes, but you can find it on Google Play and Amazon for those of us … [Read more...]

Nurturing the Soul of Your Family-People First, Things Second

I am excited to bring you a review of the book Nurturing the Soul of Your Family by Renée Peterson Trudeau.  To be completely honest, I did not read the entire book.  Instead, I skimmed some chapters (bullet points throughout the book make that easy to do) and read others that stood out to me. Nurturing the Soul of Your Family isn't a necessarily a "how to" book.  It's more of a guidebook that helps you look at yourself and who you want to be with and for your family.  It stresses that your family and the obligations that go with them are not burdens as we sometimes feel, but that they are gifts.  When we take care of ourselves, we can appreciate our gifts.  This book is a motivation and inspiration to slow down and find peace in the often chaotic family life. There was one chapter in Nurturing the Soul of Your Family that resonated with me (and that makes a good fit for this blog too).  It was "People First, Things Second: The Digital Divide," a chapter that talks about … [Read more...]