From Our House, To Yours

Merry Christmas!




Eclectic Summer Crafting

I’ve always been sort of an eclectic reader, preferring to have three or more very different books going at once , which allows me to match my energy level and/or mood to my reading choice. It turns out, I’m every bit as eclectic in my crafting. It’s not unusual for me to have a couple […]

Have a Grand Independence Day!

Photograph used with permission

Wishing you a star spangled celebration of our nation’s birth! Happy Independence Day!

Our Favorite Reads for the Fourth of July

We’re planning our annual outing to the big park in town on the Fourth of July. It’s one of my family’s favorite events of the year! I thought I’d take along a few books for the kids to enjoy during the hottest part of the afternoon, and I’m always up for a read aloud or […]

Bringing in a New Year with an Asian Flair

Chinese New Year, or Lunar New Year, is a fun celebration to observe with your kids. I grew up in a city with a large Chinese population, and raised my daughters in an area filled with southeast Asian immigrants. There was no ignoring Chinese New Year in our neighborhood! Firecrackers exploded for days (and […]

Celebrate Groundhog Day!

This particular holiday features a special guest named Phil, Punxsutawney Phil! February 2 is Groundhog Day! It’s a cute little tradition, dating back centuries, that started with folks observing animals trying to determine when spring would arrive. Tradition has it, if the groundhog can see his shadow on February 2, we will have six […]

It’s Just Around the Corner

The 4th of July is right around the corner, just one month away. I spent a few minutes today pulling our favorite Independence Day books from the shelf in anticipation of our pre-holiday reading. Here are our favorites:

The Fourth of July Story, by Alice Dalgliesh. We read this one at […]

Christmas Read Alouds – Library Builders

We have quite a few Christmas books in our Heritage Library. Some are for the very young, and some are for the grown ups. At least half, though, are great read alouds for the family. We really don’t have nearly as many books for this particular holiday as I’d like to have, but every […]

Thanksgiving Books For Children – A Library Builders Post

This is by no means an exhaustive list of children’s books about Thanksgiving, but these are a few that I will be reading to my boys and the grandbabies during the next few days. These are all books that have a permanent home in our Heritage Library. While this list might be a bit […]

Prelude to the Fourth of July

Independence Day, the 4th of July, is just a few days away. Anyone who has visited my home, knows that we celebrate our country’s Christian heritage year round. We are thankful for the pilgrims who came to this country, yearning to protect their families from the intrusion of culture into their faith. My children, through […]