The Brave Learner

A book review of The Brave Learner: Finding Everyday Magic in Homeschool, Learning and Life by Julie Bogart Stars: ***** Tarcher Perigee (2019)Education>Homeschooling320 pages Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Summary: Parents who are deeply invested in their children’s education can be hard on themselves and their kids. When exhausted parents are living the day-to-day… Read More »

The Read Aloud Handbook

A book review of The Read Aloud Handbook: Eighth Edition by Jim Trelease Stars: ***** Penguin Books (2019)Reading Skills Reference384 pages Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Summary: The classic million-copy bestselling handbook on reading aloud to children–revised and updated for a new generation of readers Recommended by “Dear Abby” upon its first publication in… Read More »

I Wish I Knew That Geography

A book review of I Wish I Knew That Geography: Cool Stuff You Need to Know by James Doyle Stars: **** Readers Digest (2011)Children’s Nonfiction/Geography144 pages Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Summary: Where on earth will you find a more exciting look at the world around us? Explore the world’s continents, countries, and capital… Read More »

Eat That Frog!

A book review of Eat That Frog! for Students: 22 Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Excel in School by Brian Tracy with Anna Leinberger Stars: **** Berrett-Koehler Publishers (2020)Time Management168 pages Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This post contains affiliate links. Summary: Adapted from Brian Tracy’s… Read More »

The Overly Honest Teacher

A book review of The Overly Honest Teacher: Parenting Advice from the Classroom by Meredith Essalat M.Ed. Stars: **** The Collective Book Studio (2020)Parenting/Education128 pages Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This post contains affiliate links. Summary: All parents want their children to be able to vocalize… Read More »

Books About Manners

For Good Manners Month I’d like to share some books about manners you might find interesting. *May contain affiliate links. Books About Manners for Kids and Adults For Adults 365 Manners Kids Should Know by Sheryl Eberly Every day of the year you can read a bit about teaching your children and teens about manners… Read More »

Pick Up Your Pen: The Art of Handwriting by Monica Dengo

Stars: ★★★☆☆ Owlkids Books (2012) Ages 6 to 9 112 pages Cursive writing is not taught as much anymore, especially in Canada. Two provinces have already eliminated it from their curriculum. Even for places where cursive writing has not been eliminated, children are spending more and more time online and less time writing. Monica Dengo… Read More »