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Review: Children in our World- Racism and Intolerance by Louise Spitsbury and Hanane Kai

“Sometimes we hear words in the news and it’s hard to understand what they mean and how they affect us.” These are the words printed on the back of Children in our World: Racism and Intolerance, and they’re a sentiment that the BookwyrmMama household understands all to well.
It’s always difficult to have a discussion with your children about racism and intolerance. It’s never easy or simple to discuss injustices in our world, but the impact of having these conversations early and frequently impossible to ignore. Books like “Children in our World” could help ease into those hard to bring up discussions and make conversations a little bit easier.

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My New Years Resolutions

What kind of blog would I be if I didn’t list out my New Years Resolutions for everyone? I don’t mean my personal goals (ahem, exercise more!) I do mean my book goals. This past year, I did a huge revamp of the blog, incorporating recipes, crafts, and product lists, and I think they are going very well. I also have a few reading and writing goals for 2019, and I’m VERY excited to share them with you!

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January Book Per Month

It’s the first month in our 2019 attempt to expand our views beyond our favorite library shelves, and the first month is (Drumroll) Motivation and Self Help. I chose this primarily because I bought myself a Hygge book a few months ago, and I’ve been slacking on it. Really slacking. So in order to motivate myself, I’m using it as inspiration to get moving in the upcoming year. I’ll let you know how it goes, everyone!

Jan Book

One Book A Month

Now, I know what you’re thinking: Rachel, I read WAAYY more than one book a month (and so do I, obviously!), but this project is different. Instead of staying in our favorite sections of the library, content to read the same style of story over and over again, what we should be doing is expanding and growing our tastes. And so, this year, I am resolving to read at least one book in a different genre every month. Some I will be excited for, and others…I may dread. But they will be read, and processed, and reviewed and hopefully, I’ll grow or something! (PS the kids are doing this challenge too, they just don’t know it yet….) Don’t forget to comment on this post, OR tag us (here or on social media) when you complete a book! Use #bwmbookamonth to let us know your progress!

Book a Month Resolutions

2019 Reading Challenges

Everyone, I’m just pleased as punch to tell you I have every intention of participating in quite a few 2019 reading challenges across the internet. Here is my list of challenges I plan on doing, and I’ll continue to update, so that you can follow along if you’d like!

The List:
AtoZ Reading Challenge

I SPY Reading Challenge

 Library Love Challenge

I’m super excited to participate in these challenges. Let me know in the comments what challenges you’ll be participating in!

Happee Birthdae Harry! Cupcakes

Well, my second favorite holiday is here! Harry Potter’s Birthday! So as we get the chance to wish the boy who lived one more happy birthday, I thought it would be a great opportunity to do another book-themed recipe! So without further ado, or long winded back story about how important this recipe is to me, I give you…Butterbeer Cupcakes!

This post may contain affiliate links! I make money if you buy the products I used and recommend, but feel free to use whatever ingredients you’re comfortable with. They’ll be delicious either way!

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Roundup: Books That Don’t Seem Like Books!

Back in this post, we discussed that a great way to get kids of all ages interested in reading is to introduce them to books that don’t read like books. Reading a chapter book can be SO daunting and sometimes, they may be hard to follow if you’re not really into reading them. This can lead kids to get discouraged quickly, and will likely turn them off from reading just as fast. When Guppy first started reading, she really wasn’t into sitting down for a chapter after chapter saga. Instead, we started to buy her books that had a different, more “journal-esque” format to them, and her interest in reading flourished. She told us it was like the character in the book was passing notes to her, and just telling her about their day, rather than trying to understand a narrative in third person. Here are 5 books that have that “Diary” feel to them, that make reading seem more comfortable, and personal to kids that still aren’t “into” reading.

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This post contains affiliate links, but that doesn’t affect my opinion about the books, between Guppy and I, we’ve read and recommend all of them!!
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Review: Jameon’s Closet: Shauna Havlina M.S., LMFT; Leanne Richter M.A. LMFT

Feelings are a big part of growing up, and sometimes it can be hard for our kids to unpack those feelings into productive conversation. Jameon’s Closet by Shauna Havlina M.S., LMFT and Leanne Richter M.A. LMFT shows us a solid metaphor, and a great way to help our kids deal with their big feelings!

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