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Story Time: Cranberry Thanksgiving

Story Time: Cranberry Thanksgiving activities include crafts, printables and more to extend the picture book

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, my friends, and we need some fun activities and a picture book!

Cranberry Thanksgiving is such a warm, cozy Thanksgiving story, full of goodness and sweetness and light.  I love every character in this story and every nuance.  If you haven’t read it yet with your littles, do so this Thanksgiving season.  I’m not lying, I really want to read this one again and again.  And look out, y’all.  There’s a Cranberry Christmas.  Oh. Yeah.  Keep on coming back to the Lit Mama.  We will love this stuff together!

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The Book of Halloween

The Witch of the Walnut-Tree Illustration from The Book of Hallowe'en

4 days, my dearies.  4 days till witches fly, vampires bat, and worms crawl in and worms crawl out.

Not that I’m excited.

So, while researching games for the Brison Halloween Party this week, I stumbled across a resource that I just had to share with you.   Because it’s kinda awesome.

The Book of Halloween by Ruth E. Kelley

Why have I never heard of this?!
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Spider Web Window Clings for What to Read Wednesday

Spiderweb Window Clings and Spider Picture Books

Spiders.  You know I love ’em.  They are such fascinating creatures.  They spin webs.  They kite.  They have those eight amazing legs.

Can you imagine being able to build your house And get groceries without needing any tools or supplies?  Sounds like a life of ease to me.  I’ve loved spiders all my life.  I’m intrigued by how scary-looking they can be.  Their colors.  Their ways of camouflaging.  Their ability to survive.

So we should totally honor them with a very cool craft.

I know Halloween is almost here, but we did this cute craft last week and the boys loved it and there’s still time to hang these babies in your window and be a little more spooky for the holiday.  So let’s make some. Continue reading

YA Book Review: A Tragic Kind of Wonderful

Review of the YA novel A Tragic Kind of Wonderful by Eric Lindstrom - Lit Mama Homeschool

This book.  This book, y’all.  I have Never (and I really mean that) felt so much sympathy for a character.  I have never so strongly cheered a character on or felt such a tremendous amount of hope as I read.  And she was written by a boy.  And Eric Lindstrom has his own special kind of magic.  How is this only his second book?  How does an author get that honed that quickly?  I’m in awe.

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