book review Archive


Digital Photography: A Basic Manual {Book Review}

I’m not a photographer by any definition of the word. The closest I get is I sometimes take digital photos and my mom used to teach a photography class at 4-H. Digital Photography: A Basic Manual is a good intro book to not just digital photography, but photography in general. I know how


The Sigh: Book Review & Giveaway (US) 2/2

The Sigh  Written and Illustrated by Marjane Satrapi Retail Price: $10.95 US Page Count: 56 pages E – Everyone (All Ages) Available now in comic book shops and wherever books are sold. Synopsis: Rose is one of three daughters of a rich merchant who always brings gifts for his girls from the


Bathroom Reading | Chilling Tales From the Porcelain Seat {Review}

Do you keep bathroom reading material near your toilet? Do you know someone that does? If so, you might be interested in getting Chilling Rales from the Porcelain Seat.. Its a collection of plumbing horror stories and tips for keeping those pipes clean. It’s a short read and perfect for flipping through


12 Days of Gifts Galore: What Children Need to Learn to READ {Book & CD}

The 12 Days of Gifts Galore giveaway event is going on now through December 6th! Be sure to enter to win a prize from this event sponsor! Literacy is so important and an early start will help develop a child’s skills and desire to read.  Learning and school involves a lot of reading.  If I


12 Days of Gifts Galore: Bronte & Frank Go To Moscow Traveltivity Book/CD

  The 12 Days of Gifts Galore giveaway event is going on now through December 6th! Be sure to enter to win a prize from this event sponsor! Bronte & Frank Go To Moscow is a unique traveltivity book and CD set.  It’s designed for children ages 3+, so I will be holding onto it for


Merry Fluffy Christmas: Changing Diapers {Book Review}

Merry Fluffy Christmas is going on now through December 5th! Be sure to enter to win a prize from this event sponsor! Changing Diapers: The Hip Mom’s Guide to Modern Cloth Diapers is the perfect book for those new to cloth as well as veteran cloth users.  The author, Kelly Wels, is a mother who


Sock n Boots ~ Children’s Book Review

I received a 3-in-1 set of Sock n Boots stories: Share, Afraid of the Dark, and Play it Safe.  Each story poses a question to address throughout the tale.  This offers great bonding time, allowing either parent to discuss the book.  There are also coloring pages at the back.  You quickly learn


Trick or Treat: Sounds in the House {Picture Book Review}

The Trick or Treat Halloween Hop will be here 10/28 to 11/2, so be sure to come back and enter!  You can see some of the wonderful prize sponsors for the participating blogs here.  Now, please take a moment to get to know one of our sponsors: Karl Beckstrand Karl Beckstrand is a


RissaBoo’s Monster Mash: The Journey of the Noble Gnarble {Children’s Book} Review & Giveaway (US) closed

Rissa is getting more and more interested in books – which I love!  She wants to be read to and likes to look through her books on her own.  She even reads them to me!  Although she has decided on a favorite book, she definitely enjoys when mama pulls out a new


A Quest for Good Manners {Children’s Book} Review & #Giveaway (Closed)

I’m so happy that Rissa is more interested in story time now.  When I tried to read to her before, she was more interested in trying to eat the books.  This led to much fussing as I tried to flip through and read to her.  Now, she will sit still (sometimes stand


Reading for New Moms: Transformational Mothering Book Review

Being a new mother is hard. I think most of us can agree with that. It’s a time of mixed emotions, learning, and transition. It’s wonderful and scary all at the same time! I’ve read my fair share of parenting books but few did much to comfort me. Actually, a lot of


Xander Nash {Young Children’s Chapter Books} Review

Although I don’t have to worry about this yet, I know it can be a unique challenge to find appropriate chapter books for elementary school children.  They grow out of the picture books but aren’t quite ready for the really big, long books yet.  Or, if you have an advanced reader, they


A Gift for Baby {Book Review}

All my “plans” about how I planned to parent my baby have not gone, well, as planned.  I discovered something interesting about myself.  I found out I gravitated toward the attachment or natural parenting style.  I really didn’t know very much about this style of parenting until towards the end of my


Reconnected Kids {Book Review}

About this book: Reconnected Kids: Help Your Child Achieve Physical, Mental, and Emotional Health is a guide to help parents reconnect with their children once they be come reconnected themselves. Using the principles of the unique solutions-oriented Brain Balance Program, Reconnected Kids shows parents how to first identify their own role in their child’s behavior,


Baby’s First 100 Days {Book Review}

I was a pregnancy book junkie while preggo with Rissa.  I read A LOT.  Some I agreed with, some I didn’t.  Some books I thought were helpful until after I gave birth.  Then.. well, then I thought they weren’t very practical anymore.  I was asked to review Baby’s First 100 Days, which


Show Me How! Build Your Child’s Self-Esteem Through Reading, Crafting & Cooking {Book Review} #blogbash11

I’ve said it before … learning is awesome when disguised as fun! I think most parents recognize this.  Not only does it keep the little one’s attention, but it makes it more fun for us – as parents – to have learning sessions.  Well, so we shouldn’t think in terms of scheduling


Father’s Day Gift Guide: Cowboy Food {Cookbook Review} #win4dad

Most dads love grillin’ and good, hearty foods. Chili. It’s such a man’s food, right? Definitely was a popular and practical choice for cowboys! Wait… Cowboys? No, I’m not talkin’ football. I’m talkin’ the old west!  And Food!  Though, chili (and variations thereof) work great for tailgating and parties.  DD Little has


Father’s Day Gift Guide: What Haven’t They Told Me? {Book Review} #win4dad

Today I want to share another great gift idea for a new dad.  Well, for new parents, really, but right now we’re focusing on dads!  There are lots of tips books out there, but each have their own take of things.  What Haven’t They Told Me: Practical Tips for Surviving and Thriving


Father’s Day Gift Guide: Bobblehead Dad: 25 Life Lessons I Forgot I Knew {Book Review} #win4dad

They say life changes when you have children.  It also changes when our life as we know it is at risk.  Combine these two things together and life’s perspectives take on a very powerful role in how someone handles their situation.  Today we share with you Jim Higley’s book, Bobblehead Dad: 25


Father’s Day Gift Ideas: Does Your Daughter Have Dad Hair? {Book Review}

Dad’s love their little princesses.  The father-daughter relationship is quite a special one.  I know, because I’m close with my father.  He got to be the one to do all sorts of awkward things like take me bra shopping.  Thankfully, he never had to do much with my hair. My husband loves