Books Etc.

Outrageously Easy Outdoor Crafts @DKCanada Book #Review & #Craft

The best endorsement for this book is not what I can write about it but what I can show you. This is what our...

Arithmophobia? @DKCanada Has The Cure #Review

    It's that time of year again. The days are getting shorter, the leaves are turning on the trees, and the kids are coming home...

You’ll say yes please to “Vegetables Please” from @DKCanada

We are not adverse to vegetables in our house. Most of the kids will eat most things, but I had kind of got into...

The Sparkle Box – Book #Review

  It is easy for our children to loose sight of the real meaning of Christmas. They are bombarded by images of new toys, opulent...

Grains As Mains @DKCanada Book #Review

I'm not one to follow food fads very often. That should read "I don't follow food fads at all." Most of the time if...

The Tea Book – A @DKCanada Book Review & Interview with...

Many people consider themselves connoisseurs of coffee, especially out here on the West coast where coffee shops double as offices, social hubs and safe...

My 11 Reasons to Walk for Fitness – With a Little...

My promise to myself this New Year was to begin walking on a regular basis, but a bout of impromptu ice dance on our...

“UFC – A Visual History” @DKCanada #Review

    Whether you have been a fan from the beginning and know exactly who the "Let it Bleed" guy is, or you discovered UFC when...

“I See Me” – Personalised Children’s Books – Review

About "I Can Change the World" by I See Me We were fortunate enough to be sent a copy of "I can change the world"...

“Science Rocks” by @DKCanada – This Book Will Rock Your Summer...

Being homeschoolers, we get to play at science fair all of the time, so a "Summer of STEM" is really just an excuse to make...

The Gift For Every Reader From “Cozy Reader Club” #Review

People who do not enjoy reading sometimes do not appreciate the particular nuances of choosing a book for somebody else. You may know someone who...

@DKCanada Brings You 365 Things To Do Outside

When asked about my favorite DK books many of their captivating large hardbacks come to mind. With their beautiful photography and in-depth knowledge, they...

Learn and Love With Little Ant Books #Review

We all know that it can be difficult to tell our kids anything and have the truth of what we are saying sink in....

25 Cardboard Engineering Projects For Mini Makers: Out Of The Box...

About three months after having a baby you hit the wall, and people spend a lot of time reassuring you it will get easier and...

How to Make Holiday Decorations With Books #Craft

If you’re of the crafting persuasion, then you've probably already started planning (if not doing) your Christmas projects and if you’re like me, books...

How Cooking Works @DKCanada Book #Review

I don't know if it's a "homeschooler thing" or just my love of learning, but I especially enjoy the opportunity to turn something into...

So Much More Than Books – Exceptional Gifts, Book Lovers Will...

It can be a challenge to buy gifts for book lovers. It is quick and easy to buy...

From Domestic Disaster to Domestic Diva with “Idiot’s Guides”

When I was asked to take a look at some of the "Idiots Guide" books I had a tough time choosing which ones to...

Galactic Academy of Science series – Kids book review

We are always on the lookout for books that are educational as well as entertaining. When you have a reluctant reader, books that stimulate...

Dark Tales: Graphic Novels

The retelling of four classic tales as graphic novels Earlier this year Canterbury...

Big Ideas Simply Explained @DKCanada Book #Review

The Big Ideas Simply Explained series is for everyone interested in a topic but at the same time intimidated by the complexity and breadth...

‘All The Lost Things’ #Review Plus Scavenger Hunt & Teachers Guide...

About The Book Olive is not your ordinary girl. And one day when this spunky young lady decides to go for a walk in her...

WWE 50: Celebrating 50 years of Sports Entertainment – @DKCanada Book...

 Usually, when I receive a package with a book to review James doesn`t show lots of interest. As my regular readers know, James lives...

Eyewitness Books from @DKCanada – A new look for a new...

Eyewitness books were a staple in the school library when I was small. I remember the big white hardbacks with eyewitness books l across...

We Know Who’s In The Birdhouse Thanks To @DKCanada #Review

One of the unexpected things that crop up when you grew up in one country and now live in another is your sudden inability...

Go Wild with National Geographic – #Review

  From pre-school to middle school, National Geographic Kids books offers a book for every reader, whether they're reluctant readers or voracious book lovers. Now...

National Geographic “Foods for Health” #BookReview

Foods For Health Choose and use the very best foods for your family & the planet Foods for Health is not a cookery book; it is...

Books Selected Just For You, Delivered To Your Door By The...

Regular readers will know that most of our family has a bit of a thing for books so when we had the opportunity to...

Star Wars Crochet Book & Kit

Star Wars Crochet is one of three new additions to the Thunder Bay Press pop culture crochet line. Yes you read that right they...

Creating A Family Library That Will Be Used For More Than...

As my regular readers will know we are a family of book lovers. There’s something wonderful about everyone under one roof sharing a love...

Library Science 101 #Inforgraphic

Many thanks to the  USC’s Online Master of Library Management Program for permission to share their excellent infographic

The Amazing Earth/Dinosaur/ Animal/Space Quiz Books From @DKCanada #Review

There are many excellent Dorling Kindersley books that we have been fortunate enough to review in the past and this months selection from their...

25 Books That Left Their Mark on the World

Books can be entertaining, an escape from reality, a window into another world, educational, frustrating, and a companion through those insomniatic hours...

WoodWork by @DK_Canada – A #Review

It’s that time of year again, the time for weight loss and fitness resolutions, exploring new skills and trying out new hobbies. Luckily I...

My First Encyclopedia by @DKCanada #Review

When we decided to homeschool our youngest son Gabriel,  I tweeted a few of the major publishers to ask which books they might recommend...

Firearms : An Illustrated History @DKCanada #Review

Firearms: An Illustrated History is a beautifully produced book that is guaranteed to provide many an hour of entertaining reading and browsing. Whether the reader...

A Bibliophiles Dream – “Remarkable Books” From @DKCanada

If you were asked to put together a list of remarkable books, where would you begin? Personally, I would start by trying to quantify...

Spring Has Sprung And It’s Time For Fun With @DKCanada

We all know how difficult it can be to keep the kids amused through the spring break and I know I am not the...

“Dr. Brainchild & Radar: A Popcorn Discovery” : Book Review &...

Homeschooling kids can be fun but it can also be frustrating, especially when teacher mom is a...

Shakespearean Insults for Every Occassion

In the literary world, April 23rd is an important day. This date marks the anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth and death, and it is also...

The Smithsonian Military History book @DKCanada #Review

 Regular readers will know that Joshua eats, sleeps and breathes Air Cadets. He has his future planned with military precision (pun intended!),  plans to...

7 Remarkable Biographies Bookworms Will Love For Mother’s Day

In our household, a book is a perfect gift for any occasion. Birthdays, Father's Day, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, well, you get the idea. Mothers Day...

National Geographic Kids Cook Book

A year-round FUN food adventure This is much more than a basic children's cookbook. There are roughly 50 simple recipes in the 160 pages, but...

Peppa Pig & Me – Your child, in a book, with...

It is no secret to my readers that books are among my most favourite things in the world. As far back as I can...