Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Stroll the Streets of Paris

While we take our walk, I have some items for you to search and find...

See if you can spot a map
and a tower
or maybe even two...

How about a candy shop
and a painter
and a picture with a view...

Then there is the castle
and our street sign
which began with Rue...

They are all in the slideshow,
take a peek,
you may see something new!

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Map - either the map in the background at the beginning or my hubby and boys looking at a map in a book
Tower - the Eiffel Tower
Or two - Notre Dame
Candy shop - that's candy in the window
Painter - my son watching a painter at work
Picture of a view - view over Paris from Montmartre, the highest point in the city
Castle - my boys in front of Versailles or there is a picture of the The Hall of Mirrors inside too
Street sign - Rue st. Honore

Sunday, March 11, 2012


For spring break this year, we are so lucky that we are getting the chance to go to Paris, France.  I will take some pictures for a slideshow.  But, in the meantime, here are some books that you might enjoy about Paris.

Night of the New Magicians (Magic Tree House #35)
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Now for more fun in France...

Click on the link above and you will see a map.  Find and click on Europe and then France.  Now explore France!  Have fun!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

World Book Night - Got my 1st Choice!

I just received the big email that I got my first choice.
Drum Roll.......

The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak

I read this book early last year. It made my Top Ten list from last year. It is a book about the Holocaust, but done is such a unique light.  I definitely will be reading it again so that it is fresh in my mind.  All I will say right now is that the main character, Liesel Meminger, finding a book is central to the story.  You can already tell that this is my kind of book!  More later...

The Book Thief

Saturday, March 3, 2012

The Penderwicks

A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy

The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy 
This is such a wonderful story of summer fun and innocent mischief reminiscent of my young reading years.  Four sisters go on a magical summer vacation to an estate called Arundel.  They romp in the vast gardens, find a treasure trove of fun in the huge attic, and even meet face to face with a viscous bull.  But, the most fun is sharing the magic with the discovery of a new friend, Jeffrey.  Then cold hearted Mrs. Tifton enters the picture.  Will she ruin everything?

I bought this book at a book festival that I was fortunate to be able to attend in San Antonio.  I met the author, Jeanne Birdsall, and got to hear how she came to be an author.  Here is a picture of Jeanne signing my book!

Friday, March 2, 2012

The Lorax

In honor of Dr. Seuss's birthday, join citizens of the world and help save our planet.  The Lorax Project began on Earth Day, 2008 to encourage every age to do their part to help save the Earth.  To learn more about our planet and conservation activities, click on the link below.