Clever Carmel – Multicultural Children’s Book Day Review

Clever Carmel – Multicultural Children’s Book Day Review

Multicultural Children's Book Day

*Disclosure – I received an ePub copy of the book from author Henrietta Nwagwu-Rochford in order to facilitate my review for Multicultural Children’s Book Day.*

January time again everyone!  That means Multicultural Children’s Book Day and Family Literacy Day here in Canada (same day) happens on January 27th.  It is a milestone for the Multicultural Children’s Book Day event as this year marks its 5th year.  What better way to celebrate family literacy then encouraging and promoting multicultural books.  There is so much to discuss that this post usually ends up being a long one, so grab your favourite drink and enjoy.  Multicultural Children’s Book Day was started and continues to flourish with the passion and dedication of its founders, Valarie Budayr and Mia Wenjen.  The growing popularity of the event is significant to the book industry as it highlights the importance and value we all as readers and consumers of children’s books place on increasing the diversity in the selection available for us to read. Let’s fill our bookshelves with more diverse books. (more…)

Christmas Journaling Cards Great for Project Life or December Daily

CHRISTMAS JOURNALING CARDS

As a special treat this year I’m sharing some Christmas journaling cards and some extras that I have put together for use in either Project Life or December Daily journaling.  For the first time I began documenting my December last year. I have decided to dedicate one word intention to my December to help ease the swiftness and chaos that usually categorizes the month.  My first word in 2015 was ENJOY, and last year was COZY AND WARM.  This year after some journaling I have decided my word is RECONNECT(more…)

Get Ahead This Holiday Season with a Smart Pinning Strategy

Get Ahead This Holiday Season with a Smart Pinning Strategy

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Which social media platform is your number one referrer to your blog?  If you are stumped by this question it is worth investigating.  After two years now, Pinterest is consistently my number #1 referrer to my blog.  Did this just happen by chance?  No, two years ago I bought The Pinning Perfect course from Blog Clarity to learn how to use Pinterest to my advantage for my blog.  A lot has changed since the first days of when I was pinning personally and then switched to a business account.  If you haven’t got a business account yet for your blog or business you should consider it. But if you are unsure why not start here with Free Pinterest Holiday Cheat Sheet from Blog Clarity.  Take advantage of this holiday season with a smart pinning strategy for your blog or business.

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New Halloween Favourites From Raincoast Books

*Disclosure: I was provided free copies of these books from Raincoast Books in order to facilitate this review. You can read my full disclosure here.*

New Halloween Favourites From Raincoast Books

It wasn’t so long ago it was my little ones first Halloween and I remember the cuteness of those first few years.  Ok, more like 10 years ago now. I dressed my boys in a cute lion suit their first Halloween and my eldest was a penguin when he was two. Today I would like to introduce you and your little reader to some New Halloween favourites from Raincoast books. I wish I had had a cute non-spooky book like Herbert’s First Halloween by author Cynthia Rylant to introduce some of the traditions of Halloween to my kids. For older kids How To Catch A Monster by Adam Wallace is a funny ninja adventure where the young ninja sets out to catch a monster from his/her closet. It is also another in his series of How to Catch… Last year I reviewed How to Catch an Elf you can view that review here. (more…)