My daughters love to read – especially my 7 year old. She is also always asking questions, and wanting to learn. That is why The Questioneers are such great books for her. She loved the Rosie Revere one, and has actually read it several times. So when I told her there was another one coming out AND that we were getting a copy of it, she was over the moon! She started reading Ada Twist immediately, and finished it in just two days.
If you truly know me, you know I love comics books. Yes, I prefer Marvel, but I love me some DC too. I mean, my daughter is named Ivy after Poison Ivy for a reason. I have to admit, about 5 pages in to the new graphic novel DC Super Sons: The Polarshield Project, I was hooked. There was no way I could put it down without knowing what happened next. And a couple hours later I was finished with it. The story sucked me right in, and remained compelling throughout. This comic took me on a super ride, and I passed it right on to my oldest daughter to check it out.
Artemis Fowl is a (really good) book series that Walt Disney Studios is adapting for the big screen. When I first heard this news, I was super excited. There are 8 Artemis Fowl books and I read most of them back in high school. I am now in the middle of re-reading them to hype myself up for this film. It hits theaters this August and I cannot wait to take my family to go see it. If you know nothing about this boy genius, you have come to the right place – because I am about to tell you all you need to know about Artemis Fowl.
As you likely already know, Carol Danvers has been one of my favorite characters in Marvel comics for a very long time. And even though I did NOT agree with her stance in Civil War II, I still love her. The Life of Captain Marvel comic run just ended and dropped a couple major bombs. Carol has been through a lot lately, and has learned things that will effect her for a very long time to come. Captain Marvel #1 just came out this week, and picked up her story right where it left off. I read this comic through 5 times yesterday because it is THAT good. And here is why.
I have told you before I am sure, but Carol Danvers has been one of my favorite Marvel ladies for a long time. Back when she was Ms. Marvel, she was amazing, and I was hooked on her story lines. And then she became Captain Marvel, which was insanely cool. She is a total badass. Super strong. She can take down Iron Man guys. And HARD! With the Captain Marvel movie hitting theaters this March, all fans should be familiar with some story lines. Here are the five comic books that I recommend reading before you go see Captain Marvel.
As I am sure you know by now, the hit book series Artemis Fowl is soon to be a major motion picture from The Walt Disney Studios! Yea, I am super excited! This was one of my favorite series to read growing up, and I have now been introducing my seven year old to the series. We are on the third book and she is hooked – just like I was. To help celebrate the series, we made some Artemis Fowl inspired milkshakes together, and I am going to tell you how you can make them too.
I was always a reader growing up, and that is something that I have instilled in my daughters since they were born. We are always adding new and exciting books to our home library, and nothing quite excites my girls like stories that they are featured in. There are several customizable book options out there, but the coolest one by far that I have come across is Kabook! Why? Well not only is your child included in the story, you are given a list of photos to take of your children so that they are illustrated in the story.
My daughters love to read, I guess they get that from their mama. Lately, my oldest has really started reading books on her own. While it totally breaks my heart to know she doesn’t need me to read to her anymore, I love seeing her gain some independence. Of course, I love when she picks books that will teach her a good lesson, like The Questioneers books. She just read Rosie Revere and the Raucous Riveters – and loved every bit of it! She learned to persevere, and never give up – which is such an important lesson for young girl to learn.
You probably know this already, but I have two young daughters. They are 5 and 7 years old – and I might be a little biased, but they are little smartie pants. These girls are pretty brilliant, even their teachers have said so. There are many gifted and talented programs in the NYC area and they use the Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test® Second Edition (NNAT-2) to asses the general intellectual ability of kids. This test is for grades kindergarten through 12th – and these workbooks from The Test Tutor are a great way to help your kids study for it.
I have been reading to my daughters since they were in my belly. Now, we all read together. I have been blown away by the great readers that they have become over the last year or so. And I have to thank Ready-to-Read books. Not only are their books placed in to different levels, which encourages my girls to strive to get to the next one, there are also some great resources on their website. Find out how I have encouraged my girls to increase their reading level – and enjoy doing it.