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Kids’ Books to Remember and Some Links for Mom and Dad

Last weekend my husband and I spent a wonderful weekend visiting our son and his girlfriend in Virginia. We got to tour Washington D.C. including Arlington National Cemetery, The National Art Museum, The Smithsonian Air and Space Museum, The Vietnam War Memorial and of course, The Lincoln Memorial. It was a whirlwind, but so meaningful, […]

Kids’ Books to Remember and Some Links for Mom and Dad

It may just be the nineteenth of February, but it feels like May! I don’t think I could ask for more perfect weather – 70 degrees, sun and low humidity. Can we just keep this until it actually is May?? In addition to enjoying this amazing weather, I’ve had a good week. On Thursday, National […]

kids' books to remember

Kids’ Books to Remember and Some New Links for Mom and Dad

Well, February has arrived and that means we’re one week closer to spring! However with our warmer than average temperatures and our below average snowfall, I’m not feeling quite as anxious as I usually am. In fact, we were able to walk downtown for lunch yesterday (a four mile round trip) on February 9th. That’s amazing! […]

kids' books to remember

Kids’ Books to Remember and Links for Mom and Dad

It’s Super Bowl Sunday and I was once told this means spring is coming soon. I’m definitely ready! As I write this week’s Kids’ Books to Remember, we’re up in Michigan for the weekend and the snow and frozen lake are beautiful and peaceful. However, I’d happily give it up for some warm breezes!   Here […]

36 Chapter Book Gifts for Kids

Are you wondering what books to get for the kids on your list? I have 36 books from different genres that are sure to excite your children and will help you find the perfect chapter book gifts! chapter book gifts: realistic fiction Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt. Ally is dyslexic and has no faith […]

Welcome Summer!

I am sitting on a deck in Michigan on a beautiful day and looking out at the glittering lake. I hope your summers are going as well as mine, and you are enjoying lots of happy family times in the warm weather. We receive such a limited number of these perfect summer days, so I try […]

New Kids Books You Don’t Want to Miss!

  Spring has come to the Midwest! We’ve had an amazing weekend that felt more like summer than spring and so far this week, we’ve held on to the warm weather. I was even able to take some of my pictures outside, which seems to be easier with better results. As you all enjoy our great […]

The Chapter Book Series List has Arrived!

Before I wrote my first post for Red Canoe Reader, I had plans of composing several lists of books that I would share with you through links in the menu. Unfortunately, I spent so much time composing the posts that I neglected to make those lists. Well, I posted my first list – Chapter Book […]

Some New and Noteworthy Kids’ Chapter Books

Before I began to write this blog, I followed several people who blogged about adult books and their lives. My two favorites, by far, are Modern Mrs. Darcy and Emily P. Freeman’s blog, Chatting at the Sky. This past Friday, I received an update from Chatting at the Sky, titled “Let’s Share What We Learned […]

Historical Fiction: Reading About Kids in the Past

Well, it’s finally gotten cold here. We’ve been so spoiled this winter with very little snow and above average temperatures. However, last Saturday evening that all came to a screeching halt. For the next three days the temperature didn’t rise above the teens and I had to resort to wearing my toe warmers and my […]

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