April Fool’s Part IV

DIY Lorax forest

For the past three years I’ve surprised my son with a bookish prank on April Fool’s morning. The first year was a spontaneous arrangement I put together of his stuffies reading books. Simple, quick and he got a kick out of it. Little did I know back then that I’d be racking my brain each year to come up with a something new for April first. Now that T is Continue reading April Fool’s Part IV

April Fool’s Book Prank Strikes Again

Dig Dogs Dig scene

Hard to believe April is already upon us. We’re still eagerly awaiting for the Spring weather to arrive, but April Fool’s waits for no one! In keeping with tradition, I pulled a little bookish “prank” on my son. I scanned his book shelves for inspiration and when I came upon Dig Dogs Dig, it hit me—I’ll recreate a construction site of truck-loving dogs excavating a dinosaur bone! Dig Dogs Dig Continue reading April Fool’s Book Prank Strikes Again

Share a love of books with those you love

bookgiving day bookplate

Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day, but I’m not one for phony sentimentality. I am a fan, however, of getting books into the hands of kids so that is how I will be celebrating February 14, aka International Book Giving Day. For those of you not familiar with this splendid holiday, it’s aimed at increasing children’s access to and enthusiasm for books. Celebrating is easy—simply give a book to a kid! I’ll Continue reading Share a love of books with those you love

A new holiday tradition: 8 nights of books

Hanukkah book basket

I’ve been seeing some great bookish advent calendars around the internet (here are a few nice ones from Reading Confetti, Sarah Jane Studios, and Delightful Children’s Books). I love holiday traditions, and I’m not one to shy away from gettin’ crafty, but let’s face it—crafting takes time and effort. Fortunately, we celebrate both Christmas and Hanukkah in my household so I opted for the shorter holiday (eight nights of books Continue reading A new holiday tradition: 8 nights of books

A bibliophile’s April Fools

animals reading books

My parents weren’t the kind to go overboard for holidays, and they certainly didn’t pay any attention to April Fools’ Day. So what possessed me to lineup a bunch of book-loving stuffed animals on the couch to surprise T this morning? I have no idea. I’m not sure if this even qualifies as a prank, but it was fun to do and I’m pretty sure he got a kick out Continue reading A bibliophile’s April Fools