The Bookshelf

My boys and I would LOVE to share our favorite books with you. Here’s some highlights from our bookshelf.  Feel free to comment and share some of your favorites.

The Bookshelf: How To Train Your Dragon Series

We've been a huge How to Train Your Dragon family ever since the first movie came out. My boys were ...
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The Bookshelf – The Guest Cottage

I'm continuing on with a Nantucket theme while I'm still craving real summer weather. After finishing The Rumor by Elin ...
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The Bookshelf – Scrappy Little Nobody

Scrappy Little Nobody. So this book is completely out of my realm when it comes to picking out a book ...
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The Bookshelf – The Rumor

Spring is officially here, although the temps aren't quite agreeing yet here in New England. In the yearning for warmer ...
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The Bookshelf – Diary of a Wimpy Zombie

First and foremost, my son is not a big reader. It's an activity that I make him do, it's usually ...
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The Bookshelf: Hatchet

My husband read the boys Hatchet by Gary Paulson. Finn had requested a "survival" book, but this was beyond his reading ...
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The Bookshelf: Nicholas Sparks Two By Two

Two By Two by Nicholas Sparks. I bought it months ago and finally finished. Not what I expected from the ...
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The Bookshelf – Who Do You Love: Jennifer Weiner

I needed a little break from the Frasers in Outlander. Those books are SO long!! Anywho, I decided to catch ...
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Happy Earth Day!!! Here’s Our Favorite Earthy Books

In celebration of Earth Day, I wanted to share some of our favorite children's books that teach about the environment ...
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The Bookshelf – The Hardy Boys: The Secret Files

I've been trying to find some new books for my middle son. He and my oldest have different interests so ...
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The Book Shelf – The Dragon Masters Series

My son has been devouring the Dragon Masters series by Tracey West. He is anxiously waiting for the fifth installment ...
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The Bookshelf – Nicholas Sparks, See Me

Well I haven't done a book post in quite a while. The kids are reading their own books and I've ...
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The Bookshelf: Summer Secrets (Book Review)

I was so excited that Jane Green was coming out with a new book just in time for enjoying poolside. Summer ...
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The Bookshelf: The Cake Therapist (Book Review)

I was thrilled to receive Judith Fertig's The Cake Therapist to review. First, I was completely grabbed by the title ...
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The Bookshelf – The Three Ninjas Pigs

Wow, it's been quite a while since I did a bookshelf post. I use to do them every week because ...
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The Bookshelf – Aesop Fables

This was the BEST Target $1 bin purchase ever. The boys absolutely LOVE it! They have been reading these classic ...
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The Bookshelf – My Childhood Favorites

I went on a rant last week about my kids lack of ambition for reading. It's been pretty frustrating. I ...
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The Bookshelf: Not Your Typical Dragon

As much as I was terrified going to the book fair this week after seeing their suggestions in their flyer, ...
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Elementary School Book Fair: Scholastic Disappoints

The Scholastic book fair is once again coming to our school next week. It will be nice to get some ...
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Bookshelf – the ones that baffle me

There are books that make me scratch my head and wonder how did this get published? Caldecott, really? Some of ...
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The Bookshelf – The Monster That Lost His Mean

We attended the book fair a couple of weeks ago. Of course we had the same issues as last year ...
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Back to the Bookshelf

It’s been a while since I’ve done a bookshelf post. Honestly, we’ve been basically reading the same books over and ...
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Audio Books: Yea or Nay?

So what’s your take on audio books? I don’t normally listen to audio books. I rather read the book myself ...
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The Bookshelf – Go Green!

It's APRIL! How did that happen so fast? It sure doesn't feel like it here in New England, but it's ...
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The Bookshelf – What If You Had Animal Teeth?

It's book fair time at school again. We get there and of course Deacon wants those damn Star Wars and ...
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The Bookshelf – No Girls Allowed

It's awful to find kids playing and then see that they're excluding someone. It truly irks me and I have ...
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The Bookshelf – Peter Pan and Wendy

Well tonight was crazy. Our typical bedtime routine is brush your teeth and then each of the boys gets to ...
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The Bookshelf – A Silly Snowy Day

I haven't done a bookshelf post in quite a while. Today I wanted to share with you a winter tale ...
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The Bookshelf – How The Grinch Stole Christmas!

The ever so famous How The Grinch Stole Christmas! is a book we read every year. My husband seroiusly does ...
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The Bookshelf – How Do Dinosaurs Say Merry Christmas?

Thanks to a dear friend, we have added a new book to the bookshelf. We love it! How Do Dinosaurs ...
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The Bookshelf – Some Christmas Preparation

I'm going to share with you some of the books I take off the shelf at Christmas time. As much ...
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The Bookshelf – May I Please Have A Cookie?

After last weeks book fair fail I ordered some books from Amazon.com. I wanted to get some good beginner reader ...
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The Bookshelf – The Book Fair

We had the book fair at school last week. I was really excited for the boys to pick out some ...
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The Bookshelf – The Ghost of the Forest

In the spirit of Halloween we found ourselves a new Berenstain Bear book we've never read. The Berenstain Bears The ...
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The Bookself – Quack and Count

Logan pulled Quack and Count by Keith Baker off of the bookshelf and exclaimed, “We haven’t read this book in forever!” ...
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The Bookshelf – Llama Llama Misses Mama

We have been having a rough couple of weeks. Finnegan started pre-school, and Finnegan is having a tough time adjusting ...
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The Bookshelf – The Great Monster Hunt

The kids are thrilled that Halloween is near. They're planning their costumes, which changes from day to day of course. So ...
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The Bookshelf – What’s Mommy Reading?

I'm stepping away from the kids bookshelf this week and we're heading over to my bookshelf. I always get more ...
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The Bookshelf – How Do Dinosaurs Go To School?

I'm nervous about my little guy starting pre-school. I wasn't this nervous when the other two went. I don't know ...
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The Bookshelf – Get The Gimmies

Now I must say my kids are pretty well-behaved in stores for the most part. They don't throw complete temper tantrums ...
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Your Bookshelf – Tops & Bottoms

As I have said before, I LOVE hearing about your favorite books. I was thrilled when Amanda from One Mommy's ...
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The Bookshelf – Dino Pets Go To School

A few weeks ago I wrote a post on one of our favorite books Dino Pets by Lynn Plourde. The ...
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Your Bookshelf – The Story of Ferdinand

I love sharing our favorite reads with all of you, but I also love hearing about yours. I asked Lydia ...
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The Bookshelf – Clumsy Crab

The book we read tonight was from our Scholastic collection: Clumsy Crab. Clumsy Crab is both written and illustrated by Ruth ...
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The Bookshelf – Dino Pets

The boys LOVE the book Dino Pets by Lynn Plourde and illustrated by Gideon Kendall. We first discovered this book at the ...
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The Bookshelf – Crunch Munch Dinosaur Lunch

Logan picked a great book off the shelf last night. One we haven't read in a while. Honestly, I forgot ...
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The Bookshelf – Disney Classics

Back in the early 1980s my mother enrolled me in the Disney book club. I remember being so over-the-moon excited ...
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The Bookshelf #21 – Trouble With Chores

I brought out another fabulous Berenstain Bear book the other night. Actually, Deacon picked it out and we were definitely ...
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The Bookshelf #20 – It’s Earth Day!

In honor of upcoming Earth Day, this week we are reading It's Earth Day by Mercer Mayer. Little Critter is ...
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The Bookshelf #19 – Books They Loved As Toddlers

There are just some books you have to read over-and-over to your little one because they just absolutely demand it ...
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The Bookshelf #18 – What Do You Do With a Tail Like This?

I purchased this book for its cover. A curly tail from what I presumed was a lizard, and as you ...
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The Bookshelf #17 – Easter Books

The boys took the Easter books off the shelf last night. In our home we do teach them the true ...
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The Bookshelf #14 – When Dinosaurs Came With Everything

A few years ago my sister-in-law sent Logan this book for his birthday and it immediately became one of our ...
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The Bookshelf #13 – Think of Those In Need

It's spring cleaning time! One of the things I always do around this time is go through all the clothes, ...
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The Bookshelf #12 – The Goodnight Train

My brother and sister-in-law sent Finnegan a book for his birthday and we LOVE IT!! The Goodnight Train by June ...
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The Bookshelf #11 – How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight?

I'm not sure if it has to do with the phases of the moon or some other uncontrollable force, but ...
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The Bookshelf #10 – The Berenstain Bears and the Messy Room

In honor of us getting back to keeping up with our household responsibilities I pulled my all-time favorite book from ...
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The Bookshelf #9- Edwina, The Dinosaur Who Didn’t Know She Was Extinct

Another dinosaur favorite for us to share with you. We've had this book for quite a long time and they ...
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The Bookshelf #8 – Snowmen At Night

What do snowmen do at night? All that time you spend rolling snow into bolders and finding the perfect sticks ...
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The Bookshelf #7 – Me and My Dragon

Thanks to a blog post I read in the Land Of Ridd I ordered a great book for the boys for ...
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The Bookshelf #6 – The Dinosaurs’ Night Before Christmas

Tis the Season! The Christmas stories are flying off our bookshelf every night. One of our favorites of course is ...
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The Bookshelf #4 – “Dear Zoo”

Another family favorite from our bookshelf. Logan is now old enough to "read" (memorize) the book to his brothers. My ...
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The Bookshelf #3 – “Too Much Junk Food”

As I posted before, my all time favorite books growing up were my Berenstein Bear books. I am overjoyed that my ...
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The Bookshelf #2 – “Good Dog Carl”

Before meeting with Logan's teacher during parent night at school all of the kindergarten parents met in the library, scene ...
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The Bookshelf #1

I'm going to try starting something new today. I love to read and my husband I love to read to our ...
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15 thoughts on “The Bookshelf

  1. I am originally from the Lake Tahoe (CA/NV border) region and there is a local author that writes some fantastic books….his name is Todd Borg. They are light hearted, if you will, mystery thillers. I’m not one for mystery books, but these are quite great!!

  2. Love Love Love your bookshelf!! A favourite one around here is “The Cow that Laid an Egg” by Andy Cutbill. Really cute story. Both my boys (2 and 3 love it!).

  3. Thanks for the list of books. I love to read and my grandson loves me to read books to him every day. I especially like ( and so does he) the interactive books
    they make him feel like hes helping read the book. I hope he continues to read books when he gets older.

  4. Love your bookshelf! My youngest is 7 but I still read 2-3 picture books to him every night! We love anything by Julia Donaldson and Dr Suess 🙂

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