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Escape in the Homeschool

Escape… from everyday life, from drudgery, from normal days of school, from people we spend too much time with, from our own minds… This sounds a little on the scandalous side, as if I might be talking about drugs or some other addictive habit. 373 more words

Quiet Life

Brave Red, Smart Frog

This week, I’m going to focus on reviewing Cybils books that I wasn’t able to write up during the rush of Cybils season.

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Picture Book Review: The Big Bed by Bunmi Laditan & Tom Knight

Review: The Big Bed by Bunmi Laditan, illus. Tom Knight
Source: ARC courtesy of Raincoast Books. Thank you!
Publication: February 6, 2018 by Farrar Straus & Giroux… 426 more words


Three Picture Books to Support and Teach Growth Mindset

Ever since Carol Dweck’s book, Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, came out in 2007 it has shaped the way we understand the brain. Although Dweck was not an educator, within the past five years Growth Mindset has entered the education realm with undenying success. 1,069 more words

What I'm Reading This Week: On Perspective, Cats & The Willoughbys

I love reading a wide variety of things from books to blogs and everything in between! Reading allows me the opportunity to meet myself in different ways and broadens what I think about the world around me.

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Good Reads

eight simply swell chapter books

I’ve got eight short chapter books that are simply mahhhvelous, today. I thoroughly enjoyed each one.

Some are vintage, some brand new. I’ll arrange them by Approximate Age of Listener/Reader. 1,049 more words

Chapter/middle Grade