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Story Time: Cranberry Thanksgiving

Before we get started today, two things.
First,

Happy Halloween 2016 from Lit Mama Homeschool

YAAAAAY!!!!

I hope however you celebrate this fun holiday, you’re safe and joyful for the night!
Second—Whew! I did it. I posted every . single. Day. in October. I brought you so much yummy goodness for bringing literature into your littles’ lives, my head is spinning. And it has made me so happy. Your response has been amazing, your encouragement has been uplifting, and I truly appreciate you coming back day after day to take a look at what I have to offer. I appreciate you. With every piece and part of me.
That being said, let’s get on with this spectacular Story Time. Because Thanksgiving is right around the corner, my friends, and we need some fun activities and a picture book!

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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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