Serena Valentino’s Disney Villains Mistress of All Evil {Plus, VISA Prize Pack Giveaway}

“Thanks to Disney-Hyperion for sending me a set of VILLAINS books, and for providing a prize pack!” It's October, and we are getting into the spirit of all things evil around here to kick off Halloween. I love these books from Serena Valentino about the Disney Villains! Her latest book is called Mistress of All Evil, and I just love the idea behind these stories. I honestly never gave the … [Read more...]

Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie Prize Pack Giveaway!

“I partnered with Scholastic to share this giveaway.” The kids are about to get out of school just as the weather gets most humid around here. I love the heat, and you'll never hear me complain about it but the kids love a break from it sometimes, and their favorite way is in a nice cool movie theater. They are all excited about going to see Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie. My two … [Read more...]

Downtown Bookworks – Gifts That Keep On Giving (& Giveaway!)

Some of my favorite gifts to give are books. I love books! My mom is a first-grade teacher, so I've always surrounded by books. She was great at finding me great books to read. Now that I am a mother I am trying to help teach and give my kids that same love of reading. My kids are given at least one book every year at Christmas. I also am obsessed with children's books, so I am always on the hunt … [Read more...]

I See Me Personalized Storybook Bundle For Your Little Princess, Astronaut, or Pirate {& Giveaway}

Halli started her first year of preschool this year and absolutely loves it. In just a few months it has been so fun to see how much she has learned. Right now her preschool teacher is really trying to teach the kids how to recognize, spell, and write their names. Halli has been pretty good at recognizing her name but we have really been working on spelling it independently. She usually adds an … [Read more...]

25 Days of Christmas Books for Kids {Countdown Christmas Advent}

This year we started a new tradition! We are celebrating Christmas with all our favorite holiday books! We've taken 25 Christmas Books for Kids to read throughout the month to celebrate! It's a great opportunity to bring the family together and share the company of a good book. In the past years I've seen some parents talking about how they wrap books and every night they unwrap one and … [Read more...]

Win a HUGE Bundle of Books on Brightly!!!!

It's no secret that I love sharing my love for reading to my children. They all have their own personal libraries in their room and I encourage reading whenever possible. Having books at a child reading level and in their interest is really important. In the past I've had to do a lot of my own research to find books in genre's or themes but I've found a site that does it all for you! Now you … [Read more...]

25 Must-Have Halloween Children’s Books

I love Halloween and I love celebrating it family style! My favorite books to read out loud are fun, colorful Halloween books! We've been working on building our book collection and many of these are on our shelf and the rest are on our want list! I'd thought I'd share with you our 25 Must-Have Halloween Children's Books! Halloween Hustle Hardcover In the dark, a funky beat. Something white … [Read more...]

15 Great Halloween Board Books

The first thing that comes out each holiday is our stash of movies and books. They are always packed right on top and the kids enjoy seeing their favorite characters celebrating just like they are. Sawyer's still enjoying all his Halloween Board Books that we've accumulated over the last few years and we wanted to share with you some of our favorites. Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Mickey's Halloween … [Read more...]

15 Fun Fall Children’s Books

It's now officially fall and I've pulled out the sweaters and hoodies. The leaves have begun to change color and fall from the trees and we're lining our schedules with corn mazes and pumpkin patches and these fall children's books are perfect for this time of year! Leaf Jumpers Paperback / Hardcover Graceful, poetic text celebrates the beauty of autumn leaves, while the simple text at the … [Read more...]