Category: Books

Must read YA books: 8 popular YA books!

Guys, first let me say I’m sorry! My few days to organize my life turned into a few weeks where I was absent from Books, Kids & Travel.  Before we jump into my must read YA books, I want to say a big thank you to Crystal at The Messy Truth of Mommyhood for nominating me for a Blogger Recognition Award! I am so honored to be nominated especially by Crystal who has an amazing blog about parenting. Her posts are inspirational, funny, and helpful. Go check it out!

Now, let’s jump into my must read YA book list! These are 8 popular YA books to read this fall. I’m not a teenager and I love them too so don’t be dissuaded by the categorization. These books have it all-romance, adventure, life lessons that are applicable to everyone. Grab one today for a great autumnal read.

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Fall Reading List for Teens

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Books about Strong Princesses

Last week I shared my son, W’s, third-grade reading list.  Not to be left out, Little A asked me to help her chose books to read this fall.  Because Little A loves everything involving sparkles and princesses, but I want her to know that a true princess is smart, strong, brave, and kind, we chose books about strong princesses who are independent, smart, and kind to read this fall!

8 Books About Strong Princesses

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8 Books for Your Third Grader to Read this Fall

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Guys, I can’t believe my baby is in the third grade! Wasn’t it just yesterday that he was a tiny baby with a big gummy smile? Time passes too quickly but I can’t deny that I love having another independent reader in the house (and so does amazon.com).

With the beginning of school and fall just around the corner, W and I sat down to put together our fall 2017 third grade-reading list. I purposefully requested he read a few books beyond his reading level and a few books that have a broader message to them than some of the more lighthearted reads from this summer. I promised that we’ll read them together so he’s not struggling with words and concepts on his own. Usually, we read at least one book a month out loud together so that I can help him with new words and so we can discuss the book’s message. Of course, he’s also chosen some fun new books that he’ll read on his own too!

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Book Review Written By A Kid For a Kid: The 26 Story Treehouse by Andy Griffiths

Hi Guys! I’ve mentioned before that my son, W was a reluctant reader. He still prefers Minecraft to books but, at least now he requests reading material. He’s almost done with his summer reading so I asked him to help me out by reviewing his favorite book. With no further ado, here is W’s kids book review of The 26-Story Treehouse !

The 26 Story Treehouse by Andy Griffiths

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Summer Reading: My 4 year old’s summer reading list!

A few weeks ago, I posted my eight-year-old son’s choices for summer reading.  Not to be left out, his four and a half-year-old (that half year is VERY important!) sister pulled out her favorite books that we are reading this summer.

Little A loves books and spends a lot of time choosing what to read every night. I hope you enjoy her top summer books as much as we do!

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My 8 year old's picks to read this summer: Summer Reading

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My eight-year-old son, William, was not an early reader.  We weren’t worried, he wasn’t behind in school, but he didn’t learn to read at the age of three, four or even five.  In kindergarten and first grade, I struggled to find books he wanted to read and then bribed him to alternate reading sentences, pages and then chapters.

I admit it. This book loving Mom was disappointed. I’ve dreamed of sharing my love of reading with my kids. I envisioned all of us curled up on cold winter nights each engrossed in our own books. Reading still isn’t my son’s favorite thing to do, but he does now request books to read.  And this summer he made a list of both his favorite books he wants to re-read and new books he wants to try. For my reluctant reader, this is a huge. I hope this list inspires your reader too!

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Book Review: Trickery by Jaymin Eve and Jane Washington

Book Review: Trickery by Jaymin Eve and Jane Washington

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I love to read. Growing up, I was that girl who walked through the school hallways with a book in front of her face.  Thankfully, I developed a sixth sense for obstacles that was handy since I often went so deep into a story I wasn’t aware of my surroundings.

With two kids, reading time is precious. I read before going to bed regardless of how late it is, I read in the doctor’s office, my lunch breaks, and while making dinner. The advent of electronic reading has been my salvation as I can keep my books on all my devices to sneak in some reading wherever I am.

I will also read anything. I go through romances, mysteries, political thrillers, biographies, travel guides, cookbooks, classics, and young adult novels the way some people go through chocolate. (Yum chocolate!) Some weeks I spend more on books than I do on groceries.

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