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Book Review: ‘The Miseducation of Cameron Post’

Book Review: ‘The Miseducation of Cameron Post’

Montana-raised Emily Danforth’s debut young adult novel, The Miseducation of Cameron Post, begins in 1989 in Miles City, Montana. When 12 year old Cameron gets the news that her parents were killed in an auto accident, her first feeling is relief. Relief that they would never know she had recently kissed her best friend, Irene. […]

Celebrating Dr. Seuss with lesser known books, quotes, and characters!

Celebrating Dr. Seuss with lesser known books, quotes, and characters!

Maybe as you read Dr. Seuss to your kids, the rhymes and writing style leave you tongue-tied. Your kids laugh, because that’s half the fun, but you can’t remember your own parents or teachers ever slipping while reading Green Eggs and Ham. As sure as Sam I Am ended up liking green eggs and ham, […]

Must Read: How to Babysit a Grandpa/ma books

Must Read: How to Babysit a Grandpa/ma books

Confession: Every now and again there comes along a children’s book that I want for my collection. Not my daughter’s. Mine. Ooh, that sounds bad, like I need a return trip to kindergarten. I promise I’m very good at sharing. Pinky promise. To the point, though, is just such a book (actually two) came on […]

Disconnecting to Reconnect

Disconnecting to Reconnect

In late October of 2015, my family made a radical decision. Some people scoffed at our naiveté, some approved, and some thought the whole thing ridiculous. The journey was challenging, and the results shocked us. Sunday mornings, our family is at church, and the solid friendships, good conversation, and faith building that happens during that […]

Summer Reading Block Party at Billings Public Library

Summer Reading Block Party at Billings Public Library

Going to be in or around Billings the first Saturday in August? Then you’re invited to Billings Public Library’s Summer Reading Block Party! This special event is celebrating library patron’s 2015 Summer Reading accomplishments and will be held in the library’s new parking garden and Community Room on Saturday, August 1, 2015 at 11am-2pm. Related: Avoid […]

Summer Reading Lists for Preschool-6th Graders

Summer Reading Lists for Preschool-6th Graders

We’ve talked about avoiding the summer slump by giving you suggestions to encourage reading this summer, now we’re back with an outside of the box, age-appropriate summer reading list for kiddos preschool age to 6th grade! So if you’re looking for some book suggestions before heading out to the library or book store, check out […]

Avoid the Summer Slump: Encouraging Summer Reading

Avoid the Summer Slump: Encouraging Summer Reading

Each year as we approach summer vacation parents everywhere want to keep their children’s minds active. Ask their teachers and most of them will highly suggest having kids read daily through the three months of break. This sounds great in theory but we moms know that it can prove to be a challenging feat. So […]

Embracing the “P” Word: Potty Training Here We Come!

Embracing the “P” Word: Potty Training Here We Come!

Can I make a confession? Our firstborn is quickly approaching her third birthday, and I have yet to begin the dreaded task of potty training. (Bum, bum, bum!) I know, I know — we’re getting to it. I am fully aware that most preschool programs don’t allow untrained children to enroll, and it would be nice to […]

Story Time at The Joy of Kids

Story Time at The Joy of Kids

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” Dr. Seuss, I Can Read With My Eyes Shut! When Brandi Fears heard that Billings’ children’s boutique, The Joy of Kids, was planning to host a twice monthly Story Time, she knew she wanted […]

Top 10 Lessons We Can Learn From Dr. Seuss Books

Top 10 Lessons We Can Learn From Dr. Seuss Books

Monday, March 2nd is National Read Across America Day. This day coincides with the Birthday of beloved children’s author Dr. Seuss. The National Education Association created this day in 1998 to celebrate reading across the U.S. For this special day, hold a Seuss-a thon, write your own stories or read books at the local library. […]

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