Speed Reviews – Adult Nonfiction

I have a bunch of books that just never got reviewed and I want to start fresh ASAP and review books within a week or two of reading it at the most. So I need to catch up on these reviews. Considering I read these over a year ago, I may not remember enough for… Read More »

Green Books Campaign – Meet the Teacher: How to Help Your Child Navigate Elementary School

This review is part of the Green Books campaign.Today 200 bloggers take a stand to support books printed in an eco-friendly manner by simultaneously publishing reviews of 200 books printed on recycled or FSC-certified paper. By turning a spotlight on books printed using eco- friendly paper, we hope to raise the awareness of book buyers… Read More »

Draw Plus Math: Enhance Math Learning Through Art Activities by Freddie Levin

Stars: ***** Peel Productions 2010For ages 6 and up978-0-939217-90-8 Summary: Your child can learn math skills while having fun drawing. My eldest child is not quite five but she loves math and drawing so she had fun going through this book with me. Each lesson has a colour drawing and either a bunch of questions… Read More »

The Book Whisperer by Donalyn Miller

Stars: ***** Jossey-Bass (March 2009)Adult NonfictionEducation, Reading, Literature Study This is one of the few books published in 2009 that wasn’t a review book. I actually picked this up at the library, obviously it was the title that caught my eye. This book’s general audience is teachers and anyone else who teaches reading and a… Read More »

Marshmallow Math by Trevor Schindeler

Stars: ***** Subtitle: Early Math for Toddlers, Preschoolers and Primary School Children. A Fun and Novel Way to Teach Your Child the Fundamentals of Math. This book is being counted towards the 888 Challenge. I picked this book up while looking for ways to teach my toddler math and boy am I glad I did.… Read More »

The Complete Home Learning Source Book by Rebecca Rupp

Stars: *** 1/2 Subtitle: The Essential Resource Guide for Homeschoolers, Parents, and Educators Covering Every Subject From Arithmetic to Zoology. As this is a resource guide, I didn’t read it cover to cover and so also won’t be adding it to my Books Read in September list either. The book was written in 1998 and… Read More »

The Reading Solution by Paul Kropp

Stars: ***** This book was read for the 888 Challenge and Canadian Book Challenge 2. The full title is: The Reading Solution: Making Your Child a Reader for Life “If you are a parent you need to read this book.” – from the Foreword by Robert Munsch WOW! I was looking for a book to… Read More »