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Help Your Child Explore Reading and Music with the New Mibblio App for iPad

Looking for a fun new interactive iPad app for your child 3-8 years old? Try Mibblio – an app that allows your child to simultaneously explore reading and music. The Mibblio app...

CLOSED: March is LeapFrog Reading Month {Giveaway}

— When my older four kids were little, I tried to read with them as often as I could. Having them so close together, though, meant that days and nights were busy, and reading...

eBook vs “Real” Book: Which Do You Prefer?

Most readers I talk with seem to have an opinion about the eBook vs “real” book debate. I myself never thought I would read a novel in digital format. I had the same argument as...

Book Review: Splendors and Glooms, by Laura Amy Schlitz

Laura Amy Schlitz’s new book Splendors and Glooms is eerily – and appropriately – titled. While I found it wonderful and mesmerizing, I also found it a little disturbing,...

Book Review: A Monster Calls, by Patrick Ness

A Monster Calls, by Patrick Ness, is the kind of book that sneaks up on you. At a brief 215 pages, I settled in for a quick read, not knowing that just a few pages in I would be totally...

Book Review: Graceling, by Kristin Cashore

Kristin Cashore‘s Young Adult debut novel, Graceling, is a robust, wonderfully-written fantasy novel that despite certain fanciful elements, turns out to be truly heartfelt and...

Wordless Wednesday: “How To Read Literature Like a Professor”

{can you read the title of the book? if not, look at the title of this post. and then maybe you’ll get how hilarious it was to find my daughter sound asleep like this on the couch...

Introducing The 39 Clues: Rapid Fire eBook Series

I’ve written before about how my kids are all fans of The 39 Clues middle-reader book series. Full of adventure, mystery, and the use of historical people and places in each story,...