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10 (of the best!) Summer Reads for Your Beach Bag
article by Tina
The warm weather is finally here and it's time to get your summer slacking on! For me that means a chic beach bag, the occasional ice cream, a tasty margarita (or two!), and of course, a killer sum...
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Coloring Books for Adults
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article by Lea
Color. All. The. Pages.From pop culture to cats and candy, there are adult coloring books for every interest!   Even world travelers will want to to bring a coloring book along during those long fl...
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My Favorite Book Quotes from Epically Good Reads
article by happyhealthyhip
I don't know about you, but I love books with quotes that leave you thinking - or feeling - long after you turn the page. These are some of the quotes I've highlighted in books I've read over the y...
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The Couple Next Door: A Novel - Shari Lapena Book Review
review by Sondra
I'm about halfway through this book right now trying to figure out who is responsible for the crime. The story pulled me in immediately and I definitely am surprised by the secrets that are reveale...
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Corduroy - Don Freeman Review
review by kakjan
Absolutely loved this book as a kiddo. I'm 34 now and still love this book lol I bought it for my kids last Christmas bc I couldn't find my copy I had when I was little.  I think they love it as mu...
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Pride Month
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article by Lea
Education and equality. Things this country needs much more of. Start here.                    
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This Is Where I Leave You: A Novel
review by happyhealthyhip
I've heard a lot about this book, and the author, for quite some time, but I finally picked up a copy of "This is Where I Leave You" last month.Nearing the final chapters, I am in total a...
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Graphic Novels
article by Sondra
Books with pictures tell stories in ways words cannot. These are great graphic novels for those who are transitioning from picture books to middle grade novels, along with a few for adults only.   ...
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Nefertiti: A Novel - Michelle Moran Review
review by Tina
This was the first book I read by Michelle Moran and I loved it. In fact, I had a hard time putting it down. I think I read it in less than a week. Moran's ability to relate historical accounts in ...
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The Best Banned Books
article by happyhealthyhip
These books have been banned at some point in time and yet include some essential stories that I think make them extremely noteworthy. I own many of these and plan to encourage my kids to read at s...
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Humorous Books
article by Sondra
These laugh out loud funny books and humorous memoirs will definitely keep you smiling. Of course, I wouldn't recommend you read these on the plane because you will for sure have everyone asking wh...
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Products You're Better Off Not Knowing About
article by Sondra
Seriously? These products actually exist. For when your kids want to go somewhere, without actually having to go somewhere. Literature teachers everywhere are hanging their heads in shame. I have n...
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Book Review: The Secret Art of Dr. Seuss
review by happyhealthyhip
This is a great art book featuring someone we all know and love, but with images you probably have never seen before. I discovered this on the coffee table of a friend of a friend during a road tri...
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Fairy Tales with a Modern Twist
article by happyhealthyhip
It's so fun to disappear into another world when turning the pages of a good book. From wicked witches, to Prince Charmings - these books include the characters and heroes you grew up with, but wit...
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Favorite Books
article by Sondra
I love to collect books...books I've read and those I plan to read, eventually. Here are a few of the favorites I like to read every few years and those I recommend to others looking for stories to...
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Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day - Judith Viorst Review
review by kakjan
Absolutely loved this book growing up!! I'm 34 now and have four kiddos of my own now.  About 3 years ago I bought this book for my kiddos bc I couldn't find my copy.  Then lo and behold they made ...