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Happy Valentine’s to your entire family! It is always fun to pick the perfect spouse card, candies and flowers, but what about the kids? They are loves of our lives too. The ones we raise to live a life of love and this is such a fun holiday for them as well. I always have something special waiting on the breakfast table for the boys on Valentine’s Day. Here is an idea- Personalized Books for Valentine’s Day with Put Me In The Story Books.
I created this book for my nephew as his birthday is coming up soon. He will be 3 and that is such a fun age to recognize your name in a story to stay engaged in the book. This book is called, Disney’s Pooh Loves You!
The story includes Elliott in play and fun. In the end, Pooh has a special poem for Elliott reminding him how much he is loved by the lovable bear. On page 1 is a photo I uploaded when I ordered and a special note from us to him to keep so he always knows where his special book came from.
These are such fantastic gifts to give. My son has several from when he was young. As many books have floated through this house and then donated away when done, we always keep his personalized books to cherish. Put me In The Story has so many titles for all ages and occasions. Personalizing them is so simple. It took me only minutes to complete.
Get started now! What Valentine’s Day title do you like best for a child in your life?
Put Me In The Story has an active giveaway that ends on 1/30/2017.
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Squash Boom Beet
by: Lisa Maxbauer Price
“Stomp your feet. Squash the ground. It’s time to explore all around. March to the garden. Listen to the beat. Get ready to find something wild to eat.”
Getting kids to try new foods can be a challenge for many families. We try to cook and serve something new and just serve it, hoping to not get a negative reaction. However, like my son many will question this new food on their plate. I have always served my son what we were eating from the very beginning so he is a good eater, but he will still question new foods especially if the color or texture is different than most foods he eats.
Choosing healthy foods can be fun when the photographs are as bright and engaging as they are in this book and showcase foods in gorgeous and simple settings. Kids can learn about these foods and with fun names like dinosaur kale and candy cane beets, it really allows kids to connect to these fresh farm foods even more.
About the Author
“Nutrition journalist Lisa Maxbauer Price is the author and photographer behind the bookSquash Boom Beet. She spent 10 years in New York City working as a magazine editor before moving to the Midwest. She currently contributes to multiple national publications, writing on health, nutrition and parenting.
She is a contributor at First for Women magazine and has blogged for The New York Times. She currently lives in Northern
Michigan with her husband and three sons.”
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by: Mike Guardia
It has been a cold winter for everyone. The northeast has been under blankets of snow and ice. In the Pacific Northwest the ski resorts are booming in business from the dumping of snow in the mountains. I even have family in California posting storm warnings because it rained more than 3 days in a row. Everyone has seen weather shift and then there is Hawaii. It can get cold and it can rain but it doesn’t snow. What would it be like if it did snow? The new children’s book, It’s Snowing in Hawaii is a fun look at the places and people in Hawaii and how they may react to a snow event.
When it snows and freezes in Hawaii, sailors can skate on Pearl Harbor, snowmen would wear hula skirts and the surfers would learn to ride snow mobiles. If you have visited Hawaii you may appreciate the illustrations of some familiar sites under a blanket of white. Available now on Amazon.
About the Author
Mike Guardia is the renowned author of several history books, including Hal Moore and Shadow Commander. However, being the father of two young girls has inspired him to write It’s Snowing in Hawaii – his first children’s book. He currently lives in Texas. Follow him online atwww.mikeguardia.com
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This month I have been focusing on Reading with Children and have been offering tips, free resources, book reviews and more. With this Kidioke feature we are talking about engaging books and music that kids will want to read and sing along to. Some of the best lullabies are not kid in nature, but those popular songs our parents and grandparents would sing us.
With Kidioke the songs that are the inspiration for the books are songs we love as parents and can share with our children in the most engaging way. I do a lot of book reviews, some interactive some online and I have never seen books quite like this.
The book’s title is the song featured:
There is an app you can download. The Kidioke Media app is free and the song downloads are only $2.99 each. You can record your child’s reactions to the stories or their singing talents and play back saved versions for friends and family. Available on iTunes for iPhone and iPad. Visit Kidioke to learn more. The books are available on Amazon as well.
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by: Sue DiCicco with Deborah Clearwaters
With Asia being a mecca of places to go and things to see in the world of Art, this new book Adventures in Asian Art takes you through the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco’s exhibits.
As you read through the book, your child will explore popular Asian Art and learn some fun facts. Take a ride on a Rhino, become a Samurai, climb Mt. Fuji and more all in the span of 48 pages of these brilliant and engaging illustrations.
About the Authors
Sue DiCicco draws on her background as a writer, illustrator, sculptor, and former Disney animator to take kids on an imaginative tour of China, Japan, Korea, India, and beyond through artifacts on display at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco.
Deborah Clearwaters has her dream job as Director of Education and Interpretation at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, where she has worked in education for 19 years. She has a masters degree in Japanese Art History from the University of Maryland