There are some super books out there that will prompt your child to be excited about school. Hopefully they are already (we know you parents are), but if not, set them up with these picks to soothe the end-of-summer blues.
My Name Is Not Isabella: This cute story about a girl who wants to be a dozen things is perfect for any kid who is constantly imagining what they want to be when they grow up. Jennifer Fosberry creates a simple yet intriguing way of presenting history; even a grown up could learn something new! She incorporates the importance of being yourself through the accomplishments of women such as Sally Ride, Annie Oakley, Rosa Parks, Marie Curie, and Elizabeth Blackwell. And at the end of the book, she gives you a brief biography and a picture of each woman.
Mandy Gives it: Five Fish!
Girls' Life Series: These new guides are great for the girls entering middle school. Topics on how to break free from the bratty girls, keep your cool under test-pressure, and how to keep your skin clean are perfect for tweens. While they are geared for the older set, there are some good things to bring up to your grade-schooler. (Like keeping your confidence, doing your best, and maintaining a healthy body image).
Mandy Gives it: Four Fish!
Save Money at a Ski Swap
Are the slopes in your future? If you want to save money on ski gear, consider a ski swap. A swap is a great way to buy and sell used equipment. Most swaps consist of a variety of gear, from brand new to used skis and snowboards to skis; from poles to boots to bindings and ...read more
The Ten Best Wooden Play Kitchens For Kids
Cooking is a timeless fascination for children. This type of play goes beyond gender and teaches kids loads of life skills along the way. An investment in a play kitchen is money well spent, as it can provide hours of entertainment. We've rounded up the ten best wooden play ...read more
New Victory Announces a New Season of Shows
We know you're busy planning picnics and summer outings, but we wanted to let you know that The New Victory just announced their new season and it looks fantastic. We thought you'd like a sneak peek of what's in store! Each year the New Vic theater brings culture to tourists and ...read more
Miss Tutu's Star: Got a ballerina on your hands? Got a clumsy ballerina on your hands? Welcome to the world of Selena, a little girl who loves to dance but doesn't have, how should we put it, grace. She has passion, desire, and she studies hard. Leslea Newman shows us all how dedication to something you love will prove you to be the victor. This is a wonderful story that demonstrates the truth about being confident and never giving up- great lessons to remind your child right before they go back to school!
Mandy Gives it: Four Fish!
1 fish= not worth your time
2 fish= reading it once is enough
3 fish= borrow it, don't buy it
4 fish= worthy to add it to your collection
5 fish= classic! buy it for every child you know
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