Interview | Talking with Carole P. Roman, Author of If I Were You and Lived in Italy

Jan 10

Carole P. Roman Talks About If You Were Me and Lived In … Italy What is your favorite place(s) that you’ve visited in your travels? I have been to many countries as well as all over our country. I loved traveling down to Florida with my family from New York in a car. The weather changes so subtly, with each passing state, layers of clothes peel off. We...

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Review | Wishapick: Tickety Boo and the Black Trunk by M. M. Allen

Dec 30

Review | Wishapick: Tickety Boo and the Black Trunk by M. M. Allen

Book Review: Wishapick: Tickety Boo and the Black Trunk Jack and his younger sister Lilly have lost their father, and all that remains of him is his old black trunk. More than anything, Jack wants to explore what’s inside, but his mother holds the key…until the day Lilly finds it. Soon both she and Jack are plunged into a magical world where they must...

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30 Picture Books for Thanksgiving

Nov 11

30 Picture Books for Thanksgiving

Thankfulness is important all year round, but in November many of us put a special emphasis on gratitude. The holiday of Thanksgiving gives us the perfect opportunity to share our appreciation for the things and people that are important to us. It’s also a great way to learn more about the history of our nation and its first European settlers. Here are some of...

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Review | Joe Journeyman, Volume 1 by Jed Bruce

Oct 12

Review | Joe Journeyman, Volume 1 by Jed Bruce

Warning: this book may cause a fight in your home. It did in mine. When Joe Journeyman, Volume 1 arrived, my boys couldn’t wait to open it up. Football is a big deal in our house, so they were naturally excited about an entire book devoted to football. And when I explained how the book worked, they couldn’t wait to explore each picture. This eventually...

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25 Fun Picture Books for Halloween

Oct 02

25 Fun Picture Books for Halloween

Fall is here, and with it comes all of the excitement about costumes, candy, and spooky surprises. There are lots of great books about Halloween, but my boys and I put together a list of our 25 favorite Halloween picture books. We think you’ll love them as much as we do!     Ten Flying Brooms by Ilanit Oliver – A rhyming, county tale that...

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Our Scholastic Book Club Haul | September 2015

Sep 18

Our Scholastic Book Club Haul | September 2015

We love, love, LOVE the Scholastic Reading Clubs in our house! Scholastic allows us to buy great books for our library at affordable prices. When the kids bring their book order forms home, I am as excited as they are.   Me when my kids bring home their @Scholastic book order: pic.twitter.com/FpK7mkznJp — It’s Fundamental (@ItsFundamental) August 27, 2015...

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The Captain No Beard Series by Carole P. Roman – What Makes it Different?

Sep 17

The Captain No Beard Series by Carole P. Roman – What Makes it Different?

Sponsored Post There are lots of pirate books out there, what makes the Captain No Beard series unique? I love pirates. I always have. My first memory of a pirate is of Burt Lancaster in striped pants, flipping acrobatically from mast to mast. So, when Alexander, my three-year-old grandson and I decided to sail the high seas, we buckled our swashes, placed bandanas...

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