Help with Fractions

This post definitely does not fall under my category of “sneaky math,” because there’s nothing sneaky about this book. However, I think it’s a very, very useful book if you are looking for some help with fractions and percents. Fractions and Percentages: For Primary School Students In general, I find this book very satisfactory in … Read more

My Playful Kitchen

My Playful Kitchen is a lovely book in several ways. It’s a great resource for selecting recipes to prepare with your children. Ally Nathaniel did a great job of coming up with recipes where you and your child are working side by side. It’s not you making the recipe and your child just helping. You help each other. You are partners in … Read more

If You Were Me and Lived in Ancient Greece

When I was in elementary school, although Greek myths were an extensive part of the reading curriculum, I remember nothing about the discussion of day to day life at the time. I have found this addition to Carol Roman’s If You Were Me and Lived in… series to be an interesting and intriguing exploration for children into … Read more

All Things Bright and Beautiful 

All Things Bright and Beautiful is a thoroughly delightful book. Katy Hudson, watercolor artist, illustrates the beloved children’s hymn with images from nature. Her paintings are both charming and heart-warming, and sure to enchant readers young and old alike. As a child, I adored the famous book series by veterinarian James Herriot. The first book, All Creatures Great … Read more

If you were me and lived in … Colonial America

Carole Roman’s If You Were Me and Lived In… Colonial America is charming and intriguing — the perfect combination to immerse your young ones (and maybe yourself) in some food for thought about how lives differed between then and now. Mrs. Roman keeps the main part of her story focused from the perspective of a child … Read more