Originally posted 2015-12-03 17:00:56. Day 3 of the new challenge from Books and Cupcakes where we will be focusing on children’s books! This was a childhood favourite of mine that I’ve come to look at through a slightly more critical lens. Katy, a high-spirited tomboy, falls from a swing one day and spends several years bed bound….

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Originally posted 2015-12-02 17:00:19. Day 2 of the new challenge from Books and Cupcakes where we will be focusing on children’s books! Today we are looking at a favorite series and it is not hard to see that Harry Potter ranks high! I will admit that since I was older when the books came out and…

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Originally posted 2015-12-01 17:00:23. Day 1 of the new challenge from Books and Cupcakes where we will be focusing on children’s books! Starting off with a fresh month and a fresh Currently Reading. In my house, my daughter cannot get enough of the book Dinosaur Roar by Paul and Henrietta Stickland. We read this book over and over,…

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Originally posted 2015-12-30 17:00:02. Day 30  of the new challenge from Books and Cupcakes where we will be focusing on children’s books!Mike Mulligan and the Steam Shovel is my Nephew’s favorite book at the moment. First published in 1939, the story follows Mike and his Steam Shovel Mary Anne. They compete against other shovels and construction engines powered…

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Originally posted 2015-12-29 17:00:07. Day 29 of the new challenge from Books and Cupcakes where we will be focusing on children’s books! When I was little, I read all the time. I still read now, but most of my books are on Audible. Back when I was young, my nose was always shoved in a book….

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Originally posted 2015-12-28 17:00:05. Day 28 of the new challenge from Books and Cupcakes where we will be focusing on children’s books! We have a lot of books in this house and even more packed away until our attic is finished (sooooooooon). But until then we have 2 bookshelves packed to the brim and a bunch…

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Originally posted 2015-12-27 08:00:51. Day 27 of the new challenge from Books and Cupcakes where we will be focusing on children’s books! A book has never made me so happy as Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll. These books are both so rich and full of amazing story, wonderment, and…

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Originally posted 2015-12-26 22:58:12. Day 26 of the new challenge from Books and Cupcakes where we will be focusing on children’s books! Christmas was yesterday and my children got a ton of books! One that I am very excited to read is called Little Blue Truck  by Alice Schertle. I have heard about this book before and…

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Originally posted 2015-12-25 17:00:11. Day 25 of the new challenge from Books and Cupcakes where we will be focusing on children’s books! I couldn’t pick Christmas Day and not have a book about Christmas! Today’s book is a bit retro and hard-to-find now. In fact, I didn’t realize how retro it was until I read it…

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Originally posted 2015-12-24 17:00:55. Day 24 of the new challenge from Books and Cupcakes where we will be focusing on children’s books! When I was in college I took a ton of lit classes: Vampire: Blood and the Empire, Russian Fairy Tales, Gothic Imagination, and Sci-Fi East and West. I loved every class and got to discover…

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Originally posted 2015-12-23 17:00:34. For this month’s Books and Cupcakes, we’re focusing on Children’s books. Today’s topic is “I can Relate” and my choice for this one is… Before you think I hate Christmas, the whole Christmas season, please sit back and allow me to reason. I memorized this book at a very young age,…

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Originally posted 2015-12-22 17:00:42. Day 22 of the new challenge from Books and Cupcakes where we will be focusing on children’s books! Today’s book is the children’s classic, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, by C.S. Lewis. After being evacuated from WWII London, Lucy Pevensie discovers a wardrobe in a spare room that allows transport to…

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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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