Originally posted 2015-12-21 17:00:32. Day 21 of the new challenge from Books and Cupcakes where we will be focusing on children’s books! Every year we read the book ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas by Clement Clarke Moore pretty much nightly all through December and into January. It is a classic and a favorite within our household….

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Originally posted 2015-12-20 20:00:34. Day 20 of the new challenge from Books and Cupcakes where we will be focusing on children’s books! Today’s entry is one of my personal favorites, Saint George and the Dragon, by Margaret Hodges (illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman). This is the story of the Red Cross Knight’s quest to free a…

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Originally posted 2015-12-19 17:00:59. Day 19 of the new challenge from Books and Cupcakes where we will be focusing on children’s books! This is a book that terrified me when I was young and another book I read too many times (in the end once again my mother had to step in – it was giving me…

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Originally posted 2015-12-18 20:00:57. For this day of Books and Cupcakes, I considered what it meant to be winter. Snow, cold, curled up in blankets drinking hot cocoa, snow days, ice, cookies… all of these things (except snow and cold) are pretty delightful. But when I looked at my childhood books, there were few ‘winter’…

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Originally posted 2015-12-17 17:00:30. For this month’s Books and Cupcakes, we’re focusing on Children’s books. You probably know the story. Family of six (Mum, Dad and four boys) are shipwrecked onto a desert island. They survive by pulling together, building a very cool house (in terms of living quarters they create what amounts to a desert…

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Originally posted 2015-12-16 20:00:09. For this month’s challenge from Books and Cupcakes, we’re focusing on Children’s books, and some of my earliest literary memories as a kid involve this story: From the infamous opening line: “Marley was dead to begin with.” to the closing: “And so, as Tiny Tim observed, God bless Us, Every One!”…

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Originally posted 2015-12-15 17:00:28. Day 15 of the new challenge from Books and Cupcakes where we will be focusing on children’s books! Another book I compulsively read and reread when I was young. I even ended up reading  the sequels Good Wives, Little Men and Jo’s Boys, although I don’t really remember much about those books. But…

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Originally posted 2015-12-14 22:10:25. Day 14 of the new challenge from Books and Cupcakes where we will be focusing on children’s books! Today’s prompt is wrapping paper, and I know this is coming a little late at night but it is a rough one! But it came to me finally! Tonight I started wrapping presents and…

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Originally posted 2015-12-13 08:00:34. Books and Cupcakes  Book Photo Challenge! We are focusing on Children’s books this month, and this was probably one of the most influential books I read as a kid. Island of the Blue Dolphins, by Scott O’Dell   The topic today is Fav Character Name. The protagonist of this story is…

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Originally posted 2015-12-12 20:00:37. Hello and welcome to day 12 of the  Books and Cupcakes  Photo Book Challenge!  This is a month we are focusing on children’s books!   For those unfamiliar with Hans Christian Anderson’s classic tale, I will try not to give too much away. I loved this story as a child. I…

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Originally posted 2015-12-11 17:00:08. Day 11 of the new challenge from Books and Cupcakes where we will be focusing on children’s books! I read this book so many times when I was young. My favourite part was when the grandfather gives Heidi goats milk and goats cheese – it sounded delicious. Then later when Heidi curls up to…

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Originally posted 2015-12-10 20:00:18. Day 10 of the new challenge from Books and Cupcakes where we will be focusing on children’s books! When I was young I loved “choose your own adventure” type books, particularly the Steve Jackson/Ian Livingstone Fighting Fantasy series. But sometimes I tired of the fantasy genre and wanted something with a more modern…

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Originally posted 2015-12-09 17:00:25. Day 9 of the new challenge from Books and Cupcakes where we will be focusing on children’s books! Today is another YA book that comes in the point of view of two different characters: Eleanor and Pack by Rainbow Rowell. I loved, loved, loved this book and thought that looking at the story…

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Originally posted 2015-12-08 17:00:47. Day 8 of the new challenge from Books and Cupcakes where we will be focusing on children’s books! Today’s children’s book is a little more in the YA variety, and part of my favorite YA series (next to HP of course!) Catching Fire! Quick run down, the Hunger Games is a series about…

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Originally posted 2015-12-07 17:00:32. Day 7 of the new challenge from Books and Cupcakes where we will be focusing on children’s books! Today’s book is a family favorite, Curduroy, by Don Freeman. Curduroy is the story of a teddy bear named Curduroy who is stuck on a toy store shelf. Curduroy would very much like a friend…

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