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Happy Easter!

I hope you’re all having a wonderful Easter celebration! If you don’t celebrate, I hope you’re having a fantastic Sunday too. .
For #grimdragon Happy Easter! Here are some of our favorite Easter reads. If your kids are fans of Max and Ruby, Max’s Chocolate Chicken is perfect! 

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For #squeakybookishlibrary Adult and Child: In addition to the traditional Easter candy in the baskets, the Easter bunny also leaves books in their baskets. (So does Santa!) pictured here are some that have been left behind from previous years. This is a tradition we’ve started in our family and we love how when the excitement of the holiday is over, we can sit with our kids and read the books the Easter bunny brought! 

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What holiday traditions do you all observe? 

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Book Challenge: Childhood books I’m Thankful for

For #livelaughbooksnovember Childhood Favorites and I’m thankful for! and#lilbookishnovember Books that I’m thankful for! .

I don’t remember all the books I read when I was a kid, but I’m very fond of these two books. We didn’t have a lot of books in my house, so when I was able to get my hands on some, it was a big deal. In third grade, my teacher gifted all the girls in my class their very own copy of Madeline. It was the best and most memorable gift I’d ever gotten. My very own book! When I was in fourth grade, my teacher had my fellow classmates read poems from Where the Sidewalk Ends. We sat in the library and one of them read Hungry Mungry, another read Sick, and one other read Sarah Sylvia Cynthia Stout would not take the garbage out! I must’ve talked about it so much and begged my mom to get me a copy because she did! (Not a common occurrence because books were expensive.) Featured here are the actual copies of the books from my childhood.

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I’m thankful for those teachers who inspired and encouraged my love for reading. I hope to pass this life long love for reading on to my children too. 

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I can’t believe Thanksgiving is tomorrow! Are you ready? I’m not making dinner, but we’ll be spending it with family. It’s a potluck affair and it’s all mostly Filipino food! 😆 I love it! There’s always so much food and spending time with family is always good! How do you guys celebrate Thanksgiving?

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#childrensbooks #childrensreads #childrenslit #poetry #poetryforchildren #madeline #wherethesidewalkends #raisingreaders

Book Challenge: Nostalgia: Books You’ve Reread Several Times

WAIT. Before you scroll down and think I’ve really lost my mind or ran out of ideas for posts, let me explain. .

For the #grimdragon prompt, Nostalgia: books you have read several times, I actually could not remember when I had time to reread a book purely for comfort. You see, it’s not that I don’t like rereading books, I just don’t have time. I’d love to reread Pride and Prejudice, Mistborn, and/Harry Potter, but several factors are working against me. 

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First, I’m old. No. It’s okay I know I am. (Proof is coming in two weeks, i.e. my birthday.) I’m proud to be an #oldstagrammer and a #bookstamom. But when you come to realize that you might not be able to read ALL THE BOOKS because oh hey, I’m old, you have to prioritize! (KNOW also that I’m jealous with longing at those who have the time to reread said books with leisure.) 

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Also, in light of previously mentioned reason, my TBR stack can quite literally crush me dead. No joke. 

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And finally, I have small children. And these small children have total booknerds for parents so of course they’re going to love reading too! Yay! And of course they’re going to want to reread the stories they love again and again and again and again. And again. 😩 Don’t get me wrong. We’re totally killing it with our kids’ reading fluency and developing a life long love of reading. But for the times I’ve reread these books pictured here, I could’ve quite possibly have reread a book of my own liking. (Hmm… Pride and Prejudice or Everyone Poops?) But, you can’t really get those times back like when reading We are in a Book! For the first time and Piggy and Gerald become new friends. (Also, that book is so meta!) Or when reading Ninja! and my two year old daughter is like 😳 during the whole story and finds Donatello’s eye mask and asks to help put it on because she’s a ninja now.

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You could say that by reading these now with them, they can look back at these books nostalgically and say, “Remember when mom used to read Everyone Poops and she’d make sound effects too?” (With three boys, it really can’t be avoided.) 😆

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On My Children’s Book Shelf: Sandra Boynton

Sandra Boynton is one of our favorite children’s book authors. These aren’t the typical pristine bookstagram copies you see in your feed. The corners are turned up and the spines are frayed–signs of well read books. Thank goodness for board books! Our favorites are The Belly Button Book and Blue Hat, Green Hat, but it’s known as the Oops! Book here. The wonderful thing about this book besides the silliness is how the illustrations and words match, so when it’s read enough, the kids know the story without needing any prompting. 

In the morning, my 2 year old daughter likes to sit in the reading corner with a book. As I was getting ready, I could hear her mumbling in the corner and a shriek of Oops! following after. I went to check on her and she had Blue Hat, Green Hat opened on her lap. It was a sweet surprise. 

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Winter reads for children. 

My family is SoCal born and raised, so snow is a concept we experience through books and movies. (We could go to the mountains to experience snow, but I think we’re going to wait until the youngest is older.) These are two books we’ve enjoyed this winter season. The Snowy Day is from my kids’ collection and it is about a little boy Peter who gets suited up to explore his neighborhood after a snowy day. Midnight Snowman is from our library. We thought it was neat that the main character Elizabeth had just read The Snowy Day in class and wished it snowed where she lived, but it never does. (Like here!) Then one night it does snow and everyone in the neighborhood comes out to build a snowman. Elizabeth and the other kids ask their neighbor Peter who is from Maine to help because he’s probably an expert at building snowmen. Talk about having a meta experience! It was totally coincidental that I happened to pick up Midnight Snowman at the library and it happened to be a great companion to The Snowy Day. I recommend both not necessarily together, but definitely as winter reads for children. 

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