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2/5/22 Tree of Life Mama’s February Picture Books

Love is in season all year long of course, but especially in February. Here are my favorite picture books about love, friendship, kindness, and Valentine’s Day. (All book cover images credited to amazon.com)

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January Picture Books

We got some snow before and after Christmas, but so far January has been rather without it. We can always enjoy the snow in picture books though, right? So here are a bunch of books to help you celebrate snow, … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Picture Books

Let’s talk about Thanksgiving picture books! I love all of these! The two ones above are about Sarah Josepha Hale, the woman who got the federal government to create the US national holiday of Thanksgiving. The one above, to the … Continue reading

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10/16/21: Out of the Best Books, Classics We’ve Enjoyed Lately, More Picture Book Bios and Fall Books!

I love to read picture book biographies all year round, but especially in October, as I focus on heroes for Heroween, my substitute for Halloween. Here are some new picture book bios I’ve found recently that we’ve enjoyed, plus some … Continue reading

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Tree of Life Mama’s Picture Book of the Week: Try It! How Frieda Caplan Changed the Way We Eat by Mara Rockliff

Have you ever wondered about the history of the produce section of your local grocery store? I mean, has it always had such a wide variety? Have kiwis and coconuts been there as long as apples and bananas? When you … Continue reading

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Fall 2021: Back to School Picture Books that Foster a Love of Learning

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8/21/21 Tree of Life Mama’s Picture Book of the Week: Up the Mountain Path by Marianne Dubuc, with Discussion Questions

This is the perfect book to kick off a new homeschooling year! Especially if you subscribe to the Thomas Jefferson Education and/or LEMI (Leadership Education Mentoring Institute) philosophy. It’s all about the mentor’s path. It starts out with Mrs. Badger … Continue reading

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8/9/21 End of Summer Picture Books

Can you feel it in the air? The feeling that summer is about to end? It’s like the inhale before that last exhaling breath of the once ebullient summer, now dying. It begs me to wander the beach barefoot, collecting … Continue reading

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Reading Picture Books to Older Children: Why You Want To

Does it feel like your children are too old for you to read aloud picture books to them? Or that you and/or they are too old to read them on their own? I encourage you to listen to this recent … Continue reading

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8/4/21 Tree of Life Mama’s Picture Book of the Week: Hello Lighthouse by Sophie Blackall

I’ve been on somewhat of a summer hiatus, not reviewing books or games regularly, because I’ve had lots of summer activities, including family visits and outings. I’m back with this picture book review! This is such a delightful book! I … Continue reading

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