Book Reviews, Kids' Corner, Picture Books

Kids’ Corner: Buy, Borrow, or Pass – Children’s Picture Books (February 2017)

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 Hello bookworms!

That’s right, I’m finally back from vacation.  We had a fantastic time in Florida and Disney World, but it is time to get back to reality.  Please bear with me while I get back into the swing of things in the blogosphere.

Enough about me, it is time again for another edition of Buy, Borrow, or Pass here on Cover2CoverMom!

Books included in this post: Flora and the Peacock, Ida, Always, A Child of Books, We Found a Hat & Are We There Yet? 

*Buy, Borrow, or Pass is a monthly feature within my Kids’ Corner division of my blog.  I write mini reviews for children’s picture books and at the end of my review, I state if I think it is worth it to buy the book, if you should borrow the book from the library, or pass on the book all together.  I would like to mention that if I suggest to borrow the book from the library versus purchasing the book, this is not negative.  I only suggest purchasing a book when I think it is a timeless book that can grow with your child, or that will appeal to multiple ages.  I also offer “sneak peaks” into the books, which gives you a taste of the illustrations these books offer.

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Book Reviews, Kids' Corner, Picture Books

Kids’ Corner: Buy, Borrow, or Pass – Picture Book Reviews (January 2017)

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Whew! That is a ridiculously long title!

Welcome to my first installment of a new feature within my Kids’ Corner division of my blog: Buy, Borrow, or Pass.  What is Buy, Borrow, or Pass?  Well my friend, I’m glad you asked!  Basically, I will be writing mini reviews for children’s picture books and at the end of my review, I will state if I think it is worth it to buy the book, if you should borrow the book from the library, or pass on the book all together.  I would like to mention that if I suggest to borrow the book from the library versus purchasing the book, this is not negative.  I only will suggest purchasing a book when I think it is a timeless book that can grow with your child, or that will appeal to multiple ages.  I also offer “sneak peaks” into the books, which gives you a taste of the illustrations these books offer.

For this feature, I am going to try and keep the picture books relatively current, so all the picture books mentioned will be from 2016 or newer.

*Books included in this post are Faraway Fox , Take Heart, My Child: A Mother’s Dream , Ideas Are All Around , Samson in the Snow, & Hoot and Peep

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Kids’ Corner: How to Get Your Kids to Read More

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Let’s be honest here, not every kid loves to read.  I know, I know, incomprehensible.  For some parents, it is like pulling teeth to get their child to actually pick up a book.  Been there, done that.  That’s right, I am a parent to a reluctant reader.  Now, if you do not have children yet, I’m sure you are thinking to yourself “that will never happen to me, my children are going to love reading just like me.”  To which I would say, “good luck with that.”  This post isn’t just about reluctant readers though, these can also be used to find ways to get your kids to read more in general.

Let’s talk about some ways you can get your kids to read more…

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