Friday, May 22, 2015

Great Books for Young Readers

I wish this series had been around when I was a tween! Landry is a wonderful character – funny and insecure, sweet and sassy, good-hearted and likeable. Krysten Lindsay Hager gives Landry a fresh and genuine voice that makes these books as intimate as a conversation with a good friend. Young readers can identify with Landry and the ups and downs of her life. Fans of True Colors, the first book in the series, will enjoy catching up with Landry, her friends, her family, and her modeling career in Best Friends…Forever? Both e-books manage to be "clean" reads without getting dull or preachy, and that's not easy to do!

Get True Colors here.
Get Best Friends...Forever? here. 

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Now You're Cooking!

Milk-fed snails...ostrich stew...peas with leeks and cuttlefish...mmmmmm. Can you believe people used to cook up dishes like these? 

Read my guest post on the Hands-on-Books blog to learn more about old recipes -- and modern cooking fun for kids. Try out a special recipe from Now You're Cooking! Ten Short Stories with Recipes

These short stories cook up tales of friendship, fun, laughter, and food! Each story involves food or cooking and is followed by step-by-step kid-friendly recipes. Kitchen safety tips, general cooking instructions, a recipe index, and prayers for before and after meals are all included. Best for children ages 8-11. Available here.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

How old is...

... the oldest written recipe? Read my guest post on Hands-on-Books blog for the answer and for some fun cooking ideas for kids!