Kindle Fire for kids Deal

My kids often visit grandparents that have one of these at their home. This little gadget definitely keeps them busy.  I noticed that it was on sale on amazon- this will make a GREAT Christmas gift for my son… thought I would share the deal.   Amazon Kindle fire Kids Edition (Regular $99.99) through August 20: Shop Amazon Devices – Fire Kids Edition $20 Off While you’re at it… you can download some fun reading material from a GREAT author.  She actually is a teacher in our school district. {click here to learn more about this author} Trapped in Seraphina  ( My daughter’s class read this book together and LOVED it!) Search For the Fractionator!

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PLanning for 2016

Are you a planner user?  Have you considered starting one?  This is what I’ll be using in 2016:   It’s $29.95 during December for this set.  I’ve already started to fill mine out and I’m so excited about this set.  I can’t wait to share photos once I get it finished for January. I am an Independent Consultant for Close […]

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Elementary level book review

The holidays are coming.  I have sort of a “list” I follow for shopping for my kids each year.  They each get a book of some sort.  I’d like to share a book here today that was written by a fabulous teacher at my kid’s school.  She teaches 3rd grade and has had a long love of writing fiction.  She has had one of her books reviewed by a publisher and while they didn’t publish the type of book she wrote, they gave her a lot of encouragement and complements. She went ahead and published all of her previously written books on Amazon this past spring/ summer. The book I’m sharing here today is called Trapped In Seraphina.  The author wrote this book specifically for use in her classroom but all of the kids loved it so much that she published it as well. Here’s the excerpt:  Charlotte Kobe and her friends find a treasure and end up traveling to a zany, outlandish place called Seraphina, full of surprises. They run into a strange, untrustworthy woman, Raven Starr, and a mysterious man, Amherst Ethelbert, who will not quit trying to chase them down. All the children are desperate to do, is to find their way back to their home, before time runs out. How will they deal with Raven if she finds them? Is Amherst really who he says he is? Will they ever see their parents and family again? […]

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Summer Reading: Girl on the Train

Recently I was shopping for a new book to read on a cross-country flight from Michigan to California. I picked up The Girl on the Train and packed it in my carry on. (The photo takes you to Amazon so you can see more details if you think you might be interested in this book) I pulled this out during the first leg of my flight and literally finished it 1.5 hours before landing in Los Angeles. It’s an amazing , suck you in, story of a lonely, divorced woman who hasn’t quite recovered from her husband leaving her for another woman.  She rides the train in to town every day to keep her roommate from knowing the truth about the current state of her life. One day, while riding the train into town, she sees something curious and gets herself involved in an investigation. The plot and character development is really great and I couldn’t stop reading.  I really NEEDED to know what happened.  I did, about half way through, start to get an idea of the direction it was taking but that only served to suck me in more so I could see if I was right. I don’t always have a lot of time to read in my “busymom” life of work, kids and everything in between so I really appreciated a book that I could START AND FINISH all in one day while traveling.

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Celebrate pop culture in July

I copied this from the Barnes and Noble website-there are tons of fun things going on next month that I know my kids would love… maybe yours would too!  Click here to go to their official page with more details. This July, join us in stores for a monthlong celebration of pop culture! All month: Throwback Thursdays Join us every Thursday for a nostalgic journey as we relive the most iconic moments in pop culture from the 1950s through the 1990s. Come explore the dynamic influence that books, toys, games, music, movies, TV, and fashion had on society. On July 2, it’s a throwback to the 1950s; on July 9, it’s the 1960s; we’ll celebrate the 1970s on July 16, the 1980s on July 23, and the 1990s on July 30. July 3–5: Time Travel Weekend On July 3 at 7pm, we’re celebrating Doctor Who! Enjoy trivia, giveaways, a special offer, and more. Come dressed as your favorite character and join the fun. On July 4 at 10am, we’re traveling back millions of years with Magic Tree House Dinosaurs Before Dark. Young paleontologists are invited to explore the age of dinosaurs with fun activities, giveaways, and a special offer. On July 5 at 2pm, be transported to the intriguing world of Outlander with trivia, giveaways, and more. July 8–12: DC Comics™ Days Come in for a special offer on all DC Comics graphic novels and get a free “Young Gotham” comic collection and poster while supplies last. Also enjoy other giveaways and activities. […]

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Books to read: Divergent

I actually read this a while ago and just finished the second book/ started the 3rd… so most of you probably know this already.. but this series is SOOO good. I haven’t seen the movie so if you have… yeah or nay.  Is it a good, or does it not follow the book at all? Trying to decide whether to watch […]

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Summer reading

I finished this book recently and LOVED it…  it’s a Great book by Kristen Hannah set during World War II  .  Honestly, I don’t normally like books that take place during real events… but Kristen Hannah is one of my favorite authors and she has a way of sucking me in to her stories.   click here to visit Kristen […]

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