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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 ...
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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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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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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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Armchair Travel
article by Sondra
There are way too many places I'd like to visit someday. Here are just a few of the books that have put the travel bug in me and keep me dreaming about exotic locations and travel escapes.     ...
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Doctor Proctor's Fart Powder (Doktor Proktor series Book 1) - Jo Nesbo Review
review by iska23
Well, this one is taking a step out of the "once upon a time" books. Very innovative approach :) Kids of these days are so bored with the usual stuff and this book might just get the atte...
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The BFG - Roald Dahl Review
review by Amber Stricklin
  I just saw previews for the movie. I can't wait to read the book to my little man.  I love classic fantasy stories but this is a nice looking take on Jack in the beanstalk type of movie. I love t...
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There Is a Bird On Your Head! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) - Mo Willems Review
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review by Victoria M
This book is a huge hit in my first grade classroom.  My students love the simplicity and charm of the two main characters, Piggie and Gerald.  They are just so silly! :) They love to read along wi...
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I Really Like Slop! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) - Mo Willems Review
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review by Victoria M
Does your child like silly stories? Do they love animals and the idea of them talking and having their own stories and adventures? Then these books are for you! Your children will enjoy reading abo...
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Go the F**k to Sleep - Adam Mansbach Book Review
review by mark
When your daughter turns 16, and starts babysitting this book becomes necessary comic relief. It is called, "Go the F**k to Sleep." :)   So I thought I'd share it with the Shopswell commu...
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People I Want to Punch in the Throat: Competitive Crafters, Drop-Off Despots, and Other Suburban Scourges - Jen Mann Review
review by nic
Bloggress turned author, Jen Mann is known for her dry wit and laugh out loud humor. The 'People I Want to Punch in the Throat' series is a must read! There are several books in this series, includ...
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Spending the Holidays with People I Want to Punch in the Throat: Yuletide Yahoos, Ho-Ho-Humblebraggers, and Other Seasonal Scourges - Jen Mann Review
review by Robbii Jean
I'm reading this book right now.  It is pretty funny.  Don't read it if you don't like a little "off color" humor.  There is a bit of bad language, but the stories are downright hilarious...
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Pete the Cat: Go, Pete, Go! - James Dean Review
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review by Victoria M
Pete the cat is a child favorite! The children in my firs grade class just cannot get enough of him! They love that he is one cool cat, and takes on the day just as they do! This is a good collecti...
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Are You Ready to Play Outside? (An Elephant and Piggie Book) - Mo Willems Review
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review by Victoria M
Bright and sunny day? Get all of your play things together and..... OH NO! In this wonderful Mo Willems book, Elephant ang Piggie just cannot contain their excitement for playing outside.  The weat...
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101 Dalmatians - Justine Korman Review
review by Kelly Prebish
this really combines 2 classics in one item--  the children's classic little golden books series which has been around for generations and the much loved disney animated movie classic 101 dalmatian...