Once Upon a Story
February 23, 2015

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Hello from icy Virginia! After a week where the kids were only in school ONE day, the sun has come out and we’re back to our routine.

Thank. Goodness.

Fortunately, we did make it to the library last week before we got snowed/iced in.

Here’s what we’ve been reading.

For me:

All the Bright Places

Jennifer Niven

This YA book tore me apart. There are times where I wanted to stop reading just because it was so (emotionally) tough to keep going. But it’s beautifully, sensitively, and compassionately done. And so needed for today’s high school youth.

For the kiddos:

Magic Puppy: Classroom Princess

by Sue Bentley

It had a puppy and glitter on the front. No way was my 5yo going to leave it on the shelf.

The Book with No Pictures

by B.J. Novak

We’ve actually been reading this for 2 weeks now. “Monkey butt! HAHAHAHAHAHA!”

Bink and Gollie: Best Friends Forever

by Kate DiCamillo, illustrated by Alison McGhee

The 5yo is reading anything she can get her hands on lately. We read through the Mercy Watson series, now we’re on Bink and Gollie. Up next: Leroy Ninker

One Big Pair of Underwear

by Laura Gehl, illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld

Smart, smart idea to lure them in with the promise of underwear…and then slip in some counting skills and a message about sharing.


by Sally Sutton, illustrated by Brian Lovelock

My 3yo knows more about construction equipment than I do. The Sally Sutton books are a favorite.


Stay warm! And those of you who are already warm…don’t talk to me until Spring 😉

Happy Monday, Friends!

What are YOU reading this week?

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