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Children’s Books About Africa

Children’s Books About Africa

One way to introduce kids to other cultures is through high quality children’s literature. Try some beautiful picture books, or engaging native stories, books that teach about language and culture and so many more. While your kids may not be able to physically travel to a place, engaging books can be a transportation of their(…)

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Tangle of Knots Activities: Discussion Questions, Baking, Knot Tying & More!

Tangle of Knots Activities: Discussion Questions, Baking, Knot Tying & More!

Book Two in our Mighty Girl Book Club was Tangle of Knots.  This book opened up a world of mystery, baking, knot tying and discussions about having Talent or being Fair. Whether you are participating in a book club, co-op class, or just reading this at home with your children, I have compiled a collection(…)

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Books That Feature Homeschoolers

Books That Feature Homeschoolers

You can always find books about riding the bus to school, books about Kindergarten, books about your first day of school, and just plain books set in public school. But what about books that feature homeschoolers? Finding books that have homeschooled characters is a much more difficult task. Throughout the past year I have made(…)

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The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate Activities – Microscope, Nature, Cooking & More!

The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate Activities – Microscope, Nature, Cooking & More!

This year my 10 year old daughter and I have had the pleasure of being part of a Mighty Girl Book Club. The first book we read was The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate. I can’t begin to tell you how much we not only enjoyed the book, but all the Evolution of Calpurnia Tate activities!(…)

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FREE Printable Reading Logs ~ Full Sized or Adjustable for Your Bullet Journal

FREE Printable Reading Logs ~ Full Sized or Adjustable for Your Bullet Journal

I am working on making my bullet journal a tad more organized this year. I mostly use it for “to-do” lists and other project list type items. It gets kind of messy and lacking in organization. One of the things I am adding this year are two different reading logs – a Books to Read(…)

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100+ Engaging Books for Middle School

100+ Engaging Books for Middle School

It can be difficult to find books that are engaging enough for middle schoolers, with difficult enough wording, but content that isn’t too mature for our tween readers. This list of 100+ Engaging Books for Middle School can help you narrow your search! While I have not read every one of these books, I have(…)

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The Candymakers Book Club – Activities & Discussion

The Candymakers Book Club – Activities & Discussion

Oh how I love The Candymakers by Wendy Mass! It offers mystery, friendship, integrity, and CANDY! I absolutely love how Wendy Mass tells the story from 4 different perspectives! It is amazing what you don’t see on the outside – or at least what you perceive of others from the outside! “Some people have scars(…)

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7 Reasons to be Excited About Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

7 Reasons to be Excited About Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Hold on to your wands and Horcruxes, folks, because Harry Potter’s adventures continues in another mind boggling, magic-imbued story. Yes, you read it right. A new Harry Potter book is coming our way, and this one will be unique indeed. Stick with us and we will show you a couple of good reasons why the(…)

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Non Fiction Books – The Whats & Whys For Your Homeschool

Non Fiction Books – The Whats & Whys For Your Homeschool

Homeschooling has given me a valid excuse for indulging in my book loving habits. Whether that be by toting home stacks of books from the library, spending countless hours at used book sales, or by filling the walls of our homeschool room with bookshelves. One of the things I have invested time and money in(…)

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Ebook vs Paper: The Pros and Cons

Ebook vs Paper: The Pros and Cons

Technology is everywhere. Whether we like it or not, it intersects with nearly all aspects of our daily lives and it influences the types of books our kids choose to read. There are two major types of books – paper books and ebooks for them to choose from. The question becomes, is one better than(…)

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10 Glitzy Chapter Books for Girls

10 Glitzy Chapter Books for Girls

I have a 9 year old girl in my house. While she is not as girly as she used to be, her favorite color is still purple and she loves all the girly books! From fairies to animals, and fun little girls, this list has it all the glitzy chapter books for girls! 10 Glitzy(…)

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Historical Fiction for the Civil War

Historical Fiction for the Civil War

The Civil War profoundly shaped the United States as we know it. It was known as, “The War Between the States,” and was fought between the Northern and Southern states from 1861 – 1865. While learning the facts and finding out details is important, a great way to learn about history is through historical fiction.(…)

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