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Dragons Love Tacos - and so do kids!

When Taco Tuesday and Reading Reimagined come together it makes for a delicious book cafe!   DRAGONS LOVE TACOS This silly book (ideal for reading aloud) is about how to make dragons happy - tacos! But whatever you do, don't serve any spicy salsa. Dragons hate spicy salsa. And the same rule probably applies to children. right? Whenever I ask for dinner suggestions, I hear a chorus of "Tacos!" These tacos are a favorite of everyone in our house--so much so, that I have eager helpers whenever I make them.  It's a great meal to make for guests, and the filling saves really well for quick leftovers. They're not gourmet, but they are delicious. I hope you enjoy them!   FUNKY TACOS...

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St. Patrick's Day Storytime Snack

I'm not super into St. Patrick's Day, but I do think it's fun to make the day festive. I feel like holidays are usually all about sugar, so I'm sharing a few ideas that are healthy and simple. Pair one of these ideas with some green napkins and a favorite green book (or leprechaun-themed title) and you're good to go!   My favorite title for this holiday is Fiona's Lace. If you're not familiar with author/illustrator Patricia Polacco,  you're in for a treat. She takes stories from her family history and creates moving picture books. They're text-heavy and best for kids who have a long attention span for listening. But they're always unique and inspiring! This particular story is about...

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More Amazon 3-for-2 Book Deals!

The awesome Amazon deal is back! Add any three titles from this list and one will be free. The discount will automatically show on the checkout page, and it can be applied to as many books as you wish to order. These are all books that I either own or have read and recommend. So many great books!   BOARD BOOKS Goodnight Moon Love from The Very Hungry Caterpillar The Very Hungry Caterpillar $5 Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? Chicka Chicka Boom Boom $5 The Mitten $7 First 100 Words Little Blue Truck $5 The Pout-Pout Fish $5 I Love You, Little Pookie Snuggle Puppy $7 The Going to Bed Book The Snowy Day $5 Corduroy $5 Hug Machine $7   PICTURE BOOKS The Jesus...

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Favorite Things of 2019

I hosted my annual Favorite Things party on Saturday night. I have some amazing friends who keep running lists all year, so they can bring their very best ideas and favorite products to the party. I hope their ideas will inspire and help your family! What were YOUR favorites from 2019? I'd love to add them to the list.

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Books on the Table, Books on the Chairs

Are you familiar with A Job for Wittilda? It's one of my favorite picture books. It opens like this: There were cats on the table, cats on the chairs, cats on the sofa, the bookshelves, the stairs! Every half-starved stray, every unwanted kitten seemed to find its way into Wittilda's heart and kitchen. Wittilda loved them all. Well, if you substituted "books" for every instance of "cats" in this text, you would have a great description of my life and my house right now. I've been looking around and noticing stacks of books in every corner of every room. There are four stacks of books in my van. (There would be six, but I returned two stacks to the library...

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