Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Program

Barnes and Noble has created a variety of lists to get kids excited about reading this summer!

Start exploring now, and find out how kids (grades 1-6) can earn a free book:

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Pillowland by Laurie Berkner

Do you love Laurie Berkner as much as we do?

We love watching her you-tube channel and singing and dancing to her music (whether we are at home or driving in our car). But, did you know that Laurie has a couple of children’s books out, too?

We are the Dinosaurs was our first children’s book by Laurie Berkner and now we are enjoying the adorable story, Pillowland. What we love about Pillowland is that it is a whimsical adventure story with a soothing and relaxing tone. We love pretending “we are riding a pillow train… Choo Choo!”  A perfect bedtime story. It is one of our new favorites and I think it would be one of your new bedtime favorites, too.

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BigFoot Seek and Find Book Series

Does your child(ren) love a seek and find book?

Mine love searching inside these spectacular seek and find challenge books with a BigFoot theme!

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Fill Your Cup

Raise your hand if you are struggling through bedtime this week?! I love the longer days, but this week has me questioning whether that love is enough…Sloane has been waking up at her normal time, which I thought would mean she would be going to sleep on schedule, boy was I wrong! Bedtime has been a fight involving lots of tears and hysterics. So, after about a week of these stressful nights, this mama needs to recharge.

So often when we think about health we think in terms of nutrition and exercise, but equally, if not more important is our mental and emotional well-being. As moms it is so easy to make this, our mental health, a low priority on the long list of people and things we take care of. However, as the saying goes “you can’t pour from an empty cup”.

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Read It Before You See Ready Player One!

Showcase Cinemas invites you to experience a 3D adventure too big for the real world when Ready Player One opens on March 29!

Enter for your chance to win a copy of the bestselling novel plus four tickets to see the movie at Showcase Cinemas!

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Silly McGilly

Our new favorite St. Patrick’s Day Tradition!

DON’T JUST BE SILLY THIS ST. PATRICK’S DAY, BE SILLY McGILLY! 

“St. Patrick’s Day Fun for your Wee Little One” Silly McGilly is intended for families with young children between the ages of 3 and 9. Because on St. Patrick’s Day everyone is Irish and we are loving this adorable tale.

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Cookies For Dinner by Holly Zarcone

 Meet local author and mom, Holly Zarcone! She has written an adorable children’s book called Cookies For Dinner and we are excited to tell you about it.

 

 Cookies for Dinner is fun to read with a message that every parent can relate to. Our kids are only young once , let’s live in the moment and if cookies for dinner makes everyone smile than cookies it is! I highly recommend having some homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies on hand when reading this book with your family and maybe instead of a bedtime story red it together when the kids come home from school for an inspirational dinner idea.

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