Friday, August 28, 2009


I'm going to be a grandmother soon! So, naturally I have interest in books about "Grandmothers." And "GRANDMOTHERS ARE LIKE SNOWFLAKES...NO TWO ARE ALIKE" by Janet Lanese is adoreable!

And to update you on reading Janette Oke books, well I have completed the eight "Love Comes Softly" and have read several others. She is an awesome writer!

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Fun and new finds in the Library

I have just recently started volunteering in our church library and I really enjoy it. Today, as I was working, I discovered four books that I either wish to add to my own library or to give to love ones. I thought I would share them with you:

*"Jesus Shows Me How to Pray" by Gayle Lintz. This book is very simple and I think would be great for any child that is just learning how to pray.

*"The Parable of the Lily" by Liz Curtis Higgs. Young Maggie learns some important lessons that could belief children of all ages, 3-103.

*By authors, Dr. Kevin Leman (The New Birth Order) and Kevin Leman II, the book, "My Middle Child, There's No One Like You." I can't wait for my 2 year old niece, the middle child, to be able to enjoy this one. It is so beautifully written! This book is part of a series of three, the other two are: "My Youngest, There's No One Like You" and "My Firstborn, There's No One Like You." I will have to get all three of these for my youngest sister to give her children.

* And lastly in today's find: "The Little Old Man Who could Not Read" by Irma Simonton Black. I am crazy about this one!!!! It is about my passion that EVERY human being learns to read! The text copyright is 1968, I will probably have to eBay or Amazon for copies of this one?!?!

Happy Holidays and Keep On Reading,

Miss Jane

Sunday, November 23, 2008

O.K. I think I seriously have met someone who loves books and reading as much as I! In fact she loves books so much that to earn some extra money and of course to receive discounted and free books she started her home- based business with Usborne Books. And these books are GREAT! There are books for all ages, as well as classroom and library sets. I have started a "Wish List" on the site that is how excited I am about Usborne Books!!!! So log-on to: and start shopping!

Keep on Reading, Miss Jane

P.S. Happy Thanksgiving to All!

Monday, November 10, 2008

O.K. I just had to get on here and tell you about the cutest web-site I just found! Check-out: There are lots of gift ideas for all ages, Holiday Activities and you can even sign- up to get free newsletters and special offers. Enjoy and Keep on Reading (take time to color), Miss Jane

My son's school recently held its annual Fall Festival and we were all ask to decorate pumpkins. After creating a pumpkin the students were ask to bring them in to be used at the school during the festival. One of the requests from the school was no cutting on your pumpkin to help preserve them. So thanks to Family Fun magazine we came up with this creation! First: Take old magazines and cut out facial parts. We then glued the parts to construction paper and trimmed around those. And then we got out the trusty ole' hot glue gun and glued the parts to the pumpkin. Next, I cut a hole in an old dress-up wig of my daughter's and put it over the stem. As you can see we went one step more and decorated a gourd as well and hot glued it to the top of the pumpkin! We had sooooooo much fun as a family creating our "two-headed friend." To view great ideas from Family Fun go to: Have Fun, Miss Jane

Saturday, November 8, 2008

O.K. Time for me to add another fun book to the list: 10 FAT TURKEYS by Tony Johnston. This book makes kids and the young at heart giggle out loud. I first found this book @ Wal-mart 3 years ago and I have read/shared it with hundreds. And my 8 year son and niece love it! The picture to the left is definitely not turkeys, but Canadian geese that my son and I have been watching. Happy Reading,
Miss Jane

Sunday, October 12, 2008


Children of all ages love holiday related stories. Your local and school libraries should carry a variety of holiday books. At election time, "My Teacher for President" by Kay Winters is a very fun book. As are "The One Hundredth Day of School!" by Abby Klein and "Alabaster's Song" by Max Lucado just to name a few. Take your child to the local library and let them get their own library card and start checking out books today!

Keep on Reading,

Miss Jane