We love books! A good read and giveaway winners

The following post is by editor Kara Fleck.

Whoops!  I realized earlier this week that I never announced the winners from our recent Mother Bear Project pattern and Naturally Fun Parties for Kids giveaways.  I apologize.

I also have a fun and unique book to share with you today for this month”s We Love Books: A Good Read review.

Giveaway winners

So, without any further delay, here are the winners:

The Mother Bear Project pattern winner was … Natalie

The winner of the book Naturally Fun Parties for Kids was … Allison

Congratulations to you both!  Check your email soon for a message from me about how to claim your prize.

A good read: Adventures of Little Herbert in Mushroomland

I also wanted to share with you today a wonderful little book that found its way to our home recently.  The book is called Adventures of Little Herbert in Mushroomland and it is by Natasha Guruleva.

From first glance, you”ll notice that this book is special because of its pictures.

Lovingly handmade, arranged, and photographed by the author, the story of Herbert is depicted in gorgeous full color photographs. The dolls and the sets are crafted by hand, and then arranged in a natural environment.  The result is a beautiful, unique visual storytelling experience that compliments the written word of Herbert”s adventures.

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Yarn Along

The following post is by editor Kara Fleck.

This week”s Wednesday post is going to look a little different than usual.  I wanted to join in with Ginny of the lovely blog Small Things and share what I”m reading and what I”m knitting this week in the Yarn Along link up.

As my ten year old daughter Jillian has also picked up her knitting needles again recently, she wanted to share with you what she is knitting and reading as well.

Yarn along

Like Ginny, books are knitting are some of my favorite things.  It makes me so happy that they are some of my childen”s favorite things as well.  Yes, even knitting!  My ten year old has been knitting for just about half of her life now and my five and almost four year olds have been learning how to finger knit.  We like to make fiber a family affair.

What Jillian is knitting and reading

Knitting – a tie for her Daddy.  This was her idea, after taking a look at a necktie in the book Knits for Nerds.  She isn”t quite ready for the two color knitting the pattern calls for, but she is doing some textured knitting, alternating rows of stockinette stitch and garter stitch.

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Announcing the Simplify Your Family Life ebook sale

I“ve got a fun and budget-friendly opportunity to share with you today if you”ve been considering adding to your family/parenting book collection.  Corey from Simple Marriage and Mandi from Life…Your Way have brought together some of the top authors in the family life space with 38 ebooks covering a variety of topics related to family life.

From homemaking, cooking, parenting, and marriage to simple living, minimalism, and entrepreneurship, the Simplify your Family Life ebook sale has got you covered.

When purchased separately, these ebooks are worth $375, but for four days only, you can purchase the entire collection for just $29!

This collection is only available this week from 8 a.m. on April 16th to 8 a.m. on April 20th.  Alas, there will be no late sales offered. (So, if you”ve been on the fence, considering whether or not you want to add some of these titles to your ebook library,  this week is the time to act).

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Weekend links

Have a wonderful Sunday, friends!

A Book for Budding Geologists: If You Find a Rock by Peggy Christian

Please enjoy the following post by contributor Emily Carter of The Pilot”s Wife, which originally appeared in May of 2010. Do you have a budding geologist in your family?

In my neck of the woods, Spring has sprung and it seems summer will be right at its heels.  While there is certainly a multitude of winter outdoor activities, warmer temperatures are more likely to tempt me into natural places.

In light of that, I wanted to introduce you to a book that will hopefully inspire a trip into nature for your family as well.

The book I”m going to share with you today I discovered last fall at a science workshop for teachers that I attended.  Our presenter loved tying in fabulous literature with her hands-on science lessons, so we hit it off quite well.

One of my favorites was If You Find a Rock written by Peggy Christian with photos by Barbara Hirsch Lember.

Photo by Yahoo

Peaceful and Poetic

This book is just so lovely in so many ways.  Even the cover is so peaceful, don”t you think? With poetic prose, Peggy Christian invites us to find and classify rocks in a beautiful way.

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