Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Here's hoping the sun comes out tommorrow and...

that I get a good post in. I have some things put together that I'm hoping to get to research tomorrow so I can send some more book choices and reviews your way. Stay tuned....

But I am feeling a bit like this today.....


That my blog is looking like this today....

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Children's Storytime: Barnes and Noble

Locations, Days, and Times

Every Tuesday and Saturday at the Barnes and Noble in Natomas, 3561 N. Freeway Blvd., there is a children's storytime @ 11:00 a.m. The Barnes and Noble in Sacramento @ 1725 Arden Way, by the Arden Mall, also hosts storytime on Tuesdays and Saturdays. If you look at the Sacramento Barnes and Noble website, you can see a calendar of events in which the site lists what the theme for storytime will be. Looking ahead, this Saturday will be Super Hero Storytime and next Tuesday will be Duck Storytime. Barnes and Noble in Citrus Heights @ 6111 Sunrise Blvd. hosts children's storytime every Tuesday @ 10:30 a.m. The Barnes and Noble store in Roseville @ 1256 Galleria Blvd. hosts Wonderful Wacky Wednesday Storytime every Wednesday and Super Saturday Storytime every Saturday at 11:00.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Wag, by Patrick McDonnell

The same day that I found Hug Time, I came across another book by Patrick McDonnell: Wag.
What a cute story. If you have a child that likes dogs, then this is the book for you! This story shows us what gets Earl, the dog's, cute little tail really wagging! Read along to find the true meaning in this one: the secret to tail wagging in dogs...LOVE!

Another Valentine's Day Read: Hug Time by Patrick McDonnell

I was at Barnes and Noble on Saturday with my dear friend, Nicole, and I came across this book. I picked it up because with Valentine's Day just around the corner, the big red heart on the front cover caught my eye. Indeed, this is another good book that's fitting for the upcoming "holiday." Actually, though, this is a book that would be great at any time of the year. The message here is great for kids: Hugs can make the world a better place. There is another "hidden" message in the book as well. Read along with your favorite "little person" to see how Jules the kitten shows animals around the globe that there is someone out there who cares for them.

Friday, January 22, 2010

A Valentine's Day Read: "Roses Are Pink, Your Feet Really Stink"

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, I thought I'd suggest something for the upcoming "holiday":
"Roses Are Pink, Your Feet Really Stink" by Diane deGroat is a great read for your little ones for Valentine's Day. It contains great artwork and a very good message to youngsters about the choices we make and how they affect us as well as others around us.
I love this book. I purchased it last year around Valentine's Day to read to one of my classes I was teaching at the time. The kids really enjoyed it, and I think yours will too! Look for this book at your local bookstores, Borders or Barnes and Noble retailers, or at stores like Target and Wal-Mart. (I got my copy at Target last year.)
As always, happy reading!!!
- Tiffany

Local Bookstore Events: Children's Story Time

Just wanted those of you out there with kids to know that the Borders bookstores in Sacramento on Fair Oaks Blvd. and in Folsom on East Bidwell Street host "Children's Storytime" every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. I have never been, but am planning my next free Tuesday to go check it out at one of these stores. Be waiting for upcoming blogs for information on when I'm planning to go and then for a review. If anyone would like to join me, let me know and maybe we can figure out a date and time to go check it out together!
Oh, and if you've ever been, leave me a comment on what you think....
Happy reading and happy Friday,
Tiffany <3

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Collecting Children's Books

I decided while I was at the bookstore today, that I do love children's books so...that I am going to start collecting the ones that I especially take a liking to. There are so many great children's books that I have come across in various different stores. I just never pick them up because I don't have kids of my own. I realized today, however, that there are not boundaries regarding books and reading. Just because I'm an adult and a book may be classified as a "children's book," doesn't mean that I can't read it and it doesn't mean I can't purchase it. So, in addition to the novels I pick up for myself, I intend to start collecting children's books as well. Oh, and just an FYI, I do take hand me downs and gifts! Just kidding...well, sort of....but really, feel free to send anything you think I may like my way... or leave me a comment with any suggestions and recommendations. Thanks! And again, happy reading!!

The Ugly Pumpkin

I was at my local Borders bookstore today and came across this fabulous book in the bargain bin. I sat down and read it and fell in love. It is such a nicely illustrated, colorful book with a very good message. I definitely suggest it to anyone looking to purchase a book for their children that has a similar meaning as the story of the Ugly Duckling. This is that kind of story, only a newer version. It is a very good and easy read for young readers. I give it a star!
And, in case you're wondering, I purchased it! =)

Everything Books, Reading, and the like.....

This is my blog for everything related to reading and books geared toward children and young adults. I hope to inspire youngsters to read, get parents and kids talking about reading, and hopefully share some interesting, fun, and exciting books for you to read along the way. I hope you will find something you like, pass it on, share with your children, and continue to keep reading!
Much love,