Summer is here. It’s time to get out the swimsuits, oversized towels and head for the beach! We’re in the Midwest, but Lake Michigan offers up a terrific beach. So embrace those books about the beach and kick off the summer.
Don’t you just love it when a book entertains and has a wonderful message children can learn? Bella Saves the Beach is just such a book.
As the snow receded this spring, we noticed the trash that had piled up over the winter. My son, wanting to keep the trees happy, started picking up every piece of trash he saw. While I was certainly proud of his efforts, six-year-olds don’t understand when to pick things up and when not to. But learning to take care of his environment is an important lesson to learn early on. Continue Reading →
Babies and toddlers learn not just through reading but also experiencing items. Touch and feel books allow young children to explore their world and experience it through their sense of touch as well as their sense of sight and hearing when being read to.
May 19-23, 2013 is Children’s Book Week! All week at The Jenny Evolution, I’m going to celebrate awesome children’s books by offering lots of book ideas for you to share with your child. And the lists will include fabulous reads for toddlers to elementary and junior high kids.
There’s something about reading a classic picture book. It can transport you back to when you were a child and remind you how you felt the first time you read it. Was the book one you read over and over? Did you cuddle up with your parent in a rocking chair? Or perhaps you wrapped yourself up in your favorite blanket while you just stared at the pictures.
While there are simply too many to list, here are ones you shouldn’t miss reading with your young child. Just click on the link to be taken right to the book. Continue Reading →
Pulp fiction was popular during the 1930s and 40s and got its name from the cheap wood-pulp paper it was printed on. Presented in a magazine format, pulp fiction was generally short stories geared toward the mass population. Even though they may have been printed on inexpensive paper, the cover artwork were generally elaborate and over the top.
I’ve never even read a pulp fiction story until Galaxy Press provided an audio copy to me of The Iron Duke by L. Ron Hubbard to read. Pulp fiction? I instantly had visions of kitschy plot lines mixed with bad writing. What had I gotten myself in to?
I popped the CD into my player in my car and was sent back to another time. I felt like I was listening to an old radio cast of the story, acted live. My first thought was, “Boy, this is cheesy.” But to be honest, it worked. The stories themselves don’t pretend to be high art. Instead, I found myself enjoying the sheer entertainment value of the production, which is truly well done. I realized it was the ultimate beach read but for boys. After all, what boy doesn’t love danger, intrigue, mystery and a hard-to-get woman! Continue Reading →