Showing posts with label book. Show all posts
Showing posts with label book. Show all posts

March 25, 2024

GO: A Memoir of Movement

book go memoir of movement
GO: A Memoir of Movement is by Jesse O'Reilly-Conlin, an award-winning writer and editor who has travelled, volunteered, studied, or worked in 135 countries around the world. The author provides an incisive look at destinations such as Chile, Peru, Ecuador, Bosnia and Herzegovina as well as Kosovo and Albania. The author uses travel as a fulcrum to explore his own relationship to the world as well as to himself. The author is blunt with reality and shares vivid details of incidents and things that happened in the past and during his travels.

July 25, 2023

The Family Code Novel Giveaway

family code novel
Rituals and routines are often the glue that holds families together. Every family has their own version of this code. However, this code could be the very thing that tears a family apart. The Family Code is a well-written novel by award-winning Toronto-born author Wayne Ng, which I enjoyed reading. This quick read is written in the perspective of two characters; Hannah and Axel.

March 5, 2023

Thoughts on the Anthology Preconceived and Giveaway

Have you ever thought that all your general opinions and view points might not be your own? After reading a few stories in this anthology, Preconceived, I believe that our opinions are not always our own. 

June 12, 2022

Immersing Ourselves in Nature and Giveaway

nature hikes
We are excited the weather is finally warming up and school is coming to an end. Due to the pandemic we didn’t take risks venturing too far from home during the past couple of years. This summer, we plan on travelling within Ontario and discovering some hidden gems. As we plan on making some memorable travel experiences this summer we read three inspiring books: Nature Hikes, Waterfalls of Ontario, and 125 Nature Hot Spots in Ontario. We also plan to visit some unique Ontario Parks by taking advantage of their annual pass.

February 24, 2021

Win this Inspiring Embroidery Book

embroidery design plant
I love embroidery work and enjoy doing them often, it is a satisfying and calming activity to do. Freshly Stitched Modern Embroidery for Absolute Beginners by Celeste Johnston is a colourful book that anyone who enjoys embroidery will find it fun to look through and get inspired to stitch the designs. This book combines my love for gardening and needlework, and I am sure it will inspire you too.  

May 20, 2019

Spring Reads and Cookbook

There's Something about Sweetie by Sandhya Menon is a fun book to read about being happy about yourself and falling in love; it was like watching a movie. I like how the main character Sweetie stands up for herself without letting other people's perception of her body image take charge of how she felt about herself. Even when her mother was being over protective thinking being "fat" is a bad thing, Sweetie proved that she was healthy, happy, and was a good person. This book will be enjoyed by teens and adults. 

May 27, 2017

Crocheting Motifs following the Granny Square Book

granny square book
The Granny Square Book, Second Edition: Timeless Techniques and Fresh Ideas for Crocheting Square by Square has 100 Motifs and 25 All New Projects. Since first published in 2011, The Granny Square Book has instructed and inspired crocheters to make and create beautiful, stylish projects with these classic motifs.

December 11, 2016

Books for Children

Books make a wonderful gift for children and adults. We enjoy reading books that have colourful images with detailed, well researched information. We enjoyed reading a few books from Lonely Planet Kids that are interesting and fun for everyone. 

July 5, 2016

Ah-Choo! teaches Compromising with Siblings

Ah-Choo! a picture book for children by Lana Wayne Koehler and Gloria G. Adams, and illustrated by Ken Min is about a boy looking for a pet that will not make his sister sneeze. He goes through a list of animals from A to Z such as antelope, bobolink birds, cats and dogs to wolves and zebras and brings them home, to find out that each creature makes his sister go Ah-Choo! Children will enjoy reading what the boy does with the all the animals, and the pet he settles for, which does not make his sister sneeze.

June 12, 2016

It’s Ramadan!

It's Ramadan Curious George
It's Ramadan, Curious George by Hena Khan and illustrated by Mary O'Keefe Young is a child-friendly book that summarizes Ramadan and Eid-ul-fitr (festival after the completion of Ramadan) beautifully.

March 6, 2016

Win Your Copy of Normal Norman

normal norman
Normal Norman is a hilarious heartwarming story written by Tara Lazar, and illustrated by S. Britt. I am excited that Normal Norman has made a blog tour stop at CreateWithMom! Little ones and adults alike will enjoy the bright illustrations of the silly scenes, and the inspiration to embrace our individuality.

November 3, 2015

Win the Wildlife of the World book

My family and I enjoy learning about wildlife, and we do this as a leisure activity during our eco-tourism to wildlife parks in Canada, and in different countries such as going to see elephants and turtles. We find watching documentaries and learning about wildlife from books such as this Wildlife of the World book is an extraordinary and a humbling experience for us. The unique habitats of the world that God has created are incredible and amazing, as every species has features that are specific to them, which they need for their survival.

September 19, 2015

Lego® Star Wars The New Yoda Chronicles DVD and Book

Lego® Star Wars: The New Yoda Chronicles has arrived on DVD. This action packed release comes with four complete episodes, plus a bonus alternate ending. My children enjoyed the funny jokes in the episodes. My son enjoyed reading the LEGO Star Wars The Yoda Chronicles from DK, and inferencing from the movie to the book. This is an exciting book for children over six years.

April 12, 2015

Books For Children

up and down children's book
Having fun, educational, colourful books in our home library is important to me because these encourage my children to explore topics and find their interests. My children enjoyed these books that open up lots of conversations, and teach them lessons, as well as general knowledge information such as about our environment. The colourful illustrations encourage children to be engaged and read it many times. I like that it awakens their natural curiosity to explore, and learn.

March 19, 2015

The Peace and Love Train book Teaches About Acceptance

We enjoyed reading The Peace and Love Train book written by Tyler Kincaid. The author wrote this book with the assistance of her 12-year-old granddaughter Kiley. She was inspired to write and publish this book because of her brother, who is developmentally disabled. I really like how this book encourages children, and reminds adults the importance of acceptance, patience and true humanity.

November 30, 2014

Win a copy of The Farm to Table French Phrasebook

Dine, drink, converse, and indulge à la Française with this The Farm to Table French Phrasebook by French native, Victoria Mas. She shares her passion for French food with which, like all her compatriots, she’s had a romance since childhood. This comprehensive language guide for food lovers serves up the vital French expressions other books leave off the plate.

November 19, 2014

Win a Copy of this Fabulous book "The Perfect Parent"

Being a parent is a blessing for both my husband and I. We did fear about how good we will be at “parenting” since our children didn't come with manuals :) Some of the situations we had to learn to deal with were, and are still challenging. I find as our children grow, and become independent the challenges too grow and how we deal with these become more important so we can keep having good relationships. 

October 2, 2014

Little Critter Library

Oceanhouse Media has released the Little Critter Library for iPhone and iPad, which is their first subscription-based kids library product they have produced. Unlike the collection apps that contain only a limited handful of books per collection, Little Critter Library houses their entire catalogue of beloved Little Critter book apps, and this library will grow periodically as new books are released. This library is a wonderful way to experience Little Critter digital book apps on iOS.

August 6, 2014

Making a Newborn quilled card and Learning About Making Greeting Cards

The encyclopedia of Greeting Card, Tools and Techniques by Susan Pickering Rothamel is a valuable inspiring reference book for those who enjoy paper crafts. The book has definitions and descriptions of important greeting card terms, tools, materials, and techniques. In addition to techniques there are colourful photographs of greeting cards, step-by-step pictures of the techniques, quotes, sentiments, list of holidays around the world and more. This book has featured techniques by card makers, enthusiastic crafters, artists and designers.

July 31, 2014

Learning about Rocks, Minerals, Crystal and Gem

DK is hosting a boutique celebrating the first-ever release of the much-loved Eyewitness series of reference books for children in paperback. These books are wealth of knowledge. For over 25 years, DK's Eyewitness books have been the most trusted nonfiction series in classrooms, libraries, and homes around the world. These award-winning, iconic series of books get a fresh new look both inside and out.