Author: LibraryLovingMommy

Book Review: Parenting – Let’s Make a Game of It

Review: Parenting – Let’s Make a Game of It: Playful Ways to Stop Struggling with Your Child and Start Having More Fun By Karen Thurm Safran Published in 2019 Reading format: started reading as an ARC e-Book, switched to physical book when I received a copy from the author Disclosure: the images and title of …

Applying Sunscreen is an Act of Love

“If I could offer you only one tip for the future, Sunscreen would be it The long term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by scientists whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more reliable than my own meandering experience…” ~Mary Schmich   Did anyone else memorize the hypothetical commencement speech by Mary …

Book Review: The Summer Series by Jenny Han

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Review: The Summer Series The Summer I Turned Pretty It’s Not Summer Without You We’ll Always Have Summer By Jenny Han Published by Simon & Schuster, 2009, 2010, 2011 Reading format: physical books checked out from my local libraries Disclosure: the book images and titles in this post are linked to Amazon.com through the Amazon …

Book Review: I’d Rather Be Reading

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Review: I’d Rather Be Reading: a library of art for book lovers By Guinevere de la Mare (with essays by Maura Kelly, Ann Patchett, and Gretchen Rubin) Published by Chronicle Books, 2017 Reading format: physical book checked out from my local library Disclosure: the book cover image at the bottom of this post is linked …

6 St. Patrick’s Day Books that Strike Gold with Kids

6 St Patrick's Day Books that Strike Gold

St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner. At our house, upcoming holidays are always accompanied by holiday children’s books. We check out a LOT of holiday picture books. The quality varies drastically so I try to mark down our favorites to reread the following year. Here are 6 St. Patrick’s Day children’s books that strike …

First Things First: Finding Your Library and Getting a Library Card

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To me, walking into a library is like returning to my childhood home, familiar and welcoming. However, I completely understand that if libraries are foreign to you, navigating a library might seem intimidating. So here’s a short guide to get you started… Finding your library Google search: public library [your zip code] If you are …

My Love Affair with Libraries

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For as long as I can remember, libraries have been a source of joy.   Childhood The earliest memories of libraries I can recall involve summer reading programs. My brother and I would load up on books and then typically finish the entire program in the first week. It wasn’t long before we were “leveling …