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The Art of Racing in the Rain

Monday, October 5, 2009

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The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein My rating: 5 of 5 stars A friend loaned this to my husband to read, and I just happened to pick it up on a night when I had nothing else to read. I couldn’t put this book down. I stayed up that night reading […]

Books We Love: April 2009

Tuesday, April 21, 2009


Ballet of the Elephants by Leda Schubert My review rating: 5 of 5 stars Winner of the 2007-2008 Texas Bluebonnet Award, this book filled with watercolor pictures of the true story of the Ballet of Elephants was captivating. When Igor Stravinsky (composer of The Nutcracker) was asked by George Balanchine (Russian Choreographer) to compose a […]

Books We Love: Matisse: The King of Color

Tuesday, March 31, 2009


A bit about the book… Laurence Anholt has done a beautiful job of telling the story of Matisse and his nurse, Monique, who became a nun, in a way that children can relate to and enjoy. Since I didn’t know anything about this artist, I also enjoyed getting to learn more about his personality and […]

What Children Do Say…

Friday, February 27, 2009

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I was rocking Karis to sleep today, when I picked up a book off her shelf I haven’t looked at in years.  It’s called A Child’s World, by Laura Straus. (Thanks, Cheri!)  The book is basically a collection of quotes from children under the age of 10.  Some are  answers to simple questions like, “what […]

Books We Love: Carnival of the Animals

Wednesday, January 28, 2009


A bit about the book… While we had listened to a few of the movements from Camille Saint-Saens’s “Carnival of the Animals” (specifically Yo Yo Ma’s performance of “The Swan”), Kate had never really appreciated it the way I wanted her to. So, when I saw this book was at our public library, I decided […]

Holy cow!! Great use of visuals to help explain the proposed budget cuts and their actual impact on the overall budget.

You’ll never fold tshirts the same way again!

If you ever wanted to hear someone put a mommy’s day into a song, try this one! (I guarantee you’ll laugh your butt off.)

A little on the political side, but interesting nonetheless…

Children’s Books We’ve Read