Tag Archives: Scholastic

New LEGO Nonfiction Book Series: Review and Giveaway

This summer, LEGO® has moved into the world of non-fiction, educational books with two new series – Leveled Readers and Favorite Topics. Read More

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Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge: And Back to School We Go

Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge: And Back to School We Go

It’s hard to believe, but it’s true. Summer is waning. Even here in North Carolina, where the hot season tends to linger a little longer than I’d like, we’ve had hints of autumn. My daughter just started preschool, and my son is back to school next week. But they had some great times this summer—we traveled, we relaxed (well, at least they did), and we immersed ourselves in some great books. Read More

LeapFrog Scholastic — The Magic School Bus: Oceans Review

I grew up on The Magic School Bus TV series and books. I loved seeing the various outfits that Ms. Frizzle would wear on each of her classes adventures in science. The adventure continues on for today’s generation and I’m happy to say my son has finally been introduced to Ms. Frizzle and her magical bus through his Leapster Explorer game, The Magic School Bus: Oceans. Read More

The Night Before Christmas and More Classic Holiday Tales from Scholastic Storybook Treasures

I love the holiday season, especially now that my daughter is old enough to start to understand what is going on with the holidays. We celebrate Christmas, but I’d like her to know that there are other holidays that people celebrate during this time of year. The Night Before Christmas DVD set from Scholastic Storybook Treasures… Read More

Spending Time With Walter Wick

Back in our preschool years of parenting, my family spent a great deal of time with Walter Wick’s books. To be truthful, we spent a great deal of time with a great many books–almost universally those that created anthropomorphized-machine worlds filled with earnest steam engines, recalcitrant backhoes, or steam shovels of derring-do.  Mr. Wick’s I… Read More

Summer Reading Program Round Up

The kids are out of school and the inevitable summer “brain drain” is well underway. To help counteract the loss of learning, there are lots of summer reading programs to help your kids stay sharp and even progress in their reading skills. After all, practice makes perfect! If your local library is anything like ours,… Read More