Our Kids 17 Favorite Picture Books of 2017-8

What Would Your Favorite Literary Couples Give Each Other for Valentine’s Day?

Literary Couples Gift Guide

This Valentine’s Day, Jackie and I wanted to have a little fun. Don’t ask us what started the conversation –neither of us remember–but we ended up discussing what our favorite literary couples would end up purchasing for each other for Valentine’s day if they were around today. Some of the ideas we came up with were pretty funny and we thought we’d make them into a post for you to enjoy!  Continue reading “What Would Your Favorite Literary Couples Give Each Other for Valentine’s Day?”

Our Kids 17 Favorite Picture Books of 2017-8

Last Minute Bookish Stocking Stuffers

25 Bookish stocking stuffers!

Finding the perfect little something for a dear friend or loved one can be hard. What to fill an adult’s stocking with? Or what to get for a book club pollyanna? What about a gift for that friend who shares your love of reading but has already read every book!! We rounded up the best unique bookish stocking stuffers for you to share with your fellow bookworms! From young to old, fantasy lover to classics hoarder, there is something for everyone on your list! Continue reading “Last Minute Bookish Stocking Stuffers”

Our Kids 17 Favorite Picture Books of 2017-8

Book and Game Pairings PLUS the Hottest New Reading Toy

30+ of the best games for all ages and books to pair with them! Perfect for the holidays and birthdays for the hard to shop for people in your life!

Reading and games go hand and hand.  Games bring hands-on learning and practical application to things learned in books.  For example, you may go over colors in Eric Carle books and a game will reinforce the concepts.  These pairings are great for holiday gifts and parties when you don’t know what to give a child.  Kids of all ages love games.

We think that these games and books are the perfect compliments to each other. The games are easy enough for little kids to play but fun enough that grown-ups won’t mind playing as well.  Sometimes games can get annoying for parents.  I cannot play another round of Hi Ho Cherry Oh or Chutes and Ladders. We have chosen games that will not drive you crazy when kids ask to play on repeat. We also included some book and game pairings for adults because Kirsten and I LOVE games. Continue reading “Book and Game Pairings PLUS the Hottest New Reading Toy”

Our Kids 17 Favorite Picture Books of 2017-8

The Accio Box: Halloween Edition Unboxing and Review

All the content of the accio Box.

It’s pretty obvious by now that Jackie and I are HUGE Harry Potter fans. We’ve created a Harry Potter bedroom, planned Harry Potter parties, hunted down the coolest Harry Potter products and recommended books for Harry Potter fans to read next. So obviously, we had to give the HP product monthly subscription service, Accio Box, a try. We weren’t sure we wanted to sign up for the service, but we decided to give their special edition Halloween box a go. Continue reading “The Accio Box: Halloween Edition Unboxing and Review”

Our Kids 17 Favorite Picture Books of 2017-8

The Bookish Box: Outlander Box Review

Looking for the Scoop on the latest The Bookish Box one-time box? We've unpacked the Outlander limited edition box and did a full review of all the goodies inside!

Since we have become active on Bookstagram, Jackie and I have seen more and more about subscription services based on books. There are services like the Book of the Month club (which we belong to) that offers the newest hottest books each month for discounted prices and there are services that send products based on your favorite books. These bookish product subscriptions come in all genres and price points. One that pops up frequently is The Bookish BoxWhen I saw that the Bookish Box was releasing a special edition Outlander box…well you know I had to have it. I decided that you Outlander fans may want to take a look at the goodies inside! Continue reading “The Bookish Box: Outlander Box Review”