I’ve been known to give Dr. Seuss’s inspiring book, “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” for a high school/college graduation gift, but Breezy Mama reader Linnea has a much better suggestion. When leaving a comment about her favorite Dr. Seuss book, Linnea wrote, “One cute idea I have picked up along the way is to have each of my kids’ teachers each year [Read more…] about Cute Idea Alert! Perfect for End-of-School!
Kelly is back! This time we discuss Alex’s piece on asthma, a quick demo of my workout, giveaways and more. Oh, all right. Yes! And the dentist (again).
I recently met Nina and her mom, Karina, through Breezy Mama Alysha. Somehow, we got on the conversation of reading and writing and Karina told me that Nina loves to write book reviews–each time she finishes a book, she does a little synopsis on it. Talk about motivation! So, I thought what better way to let other moms know what a pre-teen likes to read than asking one herself? Here are some of her current favorites . . . –Alex
Nina’s Rating System:
*** good one!
**** best book in the www!
Title: Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow
Author: Jessica Day George
What the book is about: [Read more…] about Top 5 Reads, According to a 9-Year-Old
We here at Breezy Mama are having an obsession with pop-up or “interactive” books. No longer for the youngest of readers, we have seen books which are so intricate, we often think they are made for us instead of the kids. When I read my kids their books, I often hold it way up high so the baby can’t pull while repeatedly telling my son, “Gentle, gentle, GENTLE!” Below are some of our current favorites, as well as some that you WILL let the kids handle.
5. Alice in Wonderland
by Lewis Carroll and illustrated by Robert Sabuda
Seibold’s “super dimensional” Alice, which he both designed and illustrated, plunges children into a psychedelic [Read more…] about Top 6 Pop-Up and Fun Filled Books for Kids of all Ages
Get your bookmarks ready! To literally help invigorate your morning nap/afternoon nap/nighttime reading (and per Breezy Mama Kelly’s request), I cross referenced the top 10 children’s books from NY Times Best Sellers List, Amazon’s top sellers, Borders’ top sellers and Chronicle Books to create the Breezy Mama Current Top 10. Sure, there are several classics missing from this list, but again, this is the current toppers. Don’t let your kid get caught clueless in the sandbox – update their bookshelf stat!
10. Ladybug Girl and Bumblebee Boy
by David Soman and Jacky Davis. Illustrated by David Soman.
At the playground, Lulu asks her friend Sam if he wants to play with her. Sam likes Diggers, while Lulu thinks Monkeys is the best game. Sam suggests playing under the castle, but Lulu knows that the top is the most fun. They just can’t agree! And then Lulu asks, “Have you ever played Ladybug Girl?”
For Amazon’s price of $11.55 (vs. $16.99) click here.
9. Blueberry Girl
by Neil Gaiman. Illustrated by Charles Vess.
A book of wishes, addressed to a daughter. In a magical [Read more…] about Current Top 10 Children’s Books