Preview: More Stories From Grandma’s Attic

This is our third book overall and the first book from the independent reading list that my daughter will use in her homeschooling next year.  I'm super pumped to use this list because many of the books I've never heard of, let alone had the pleasure to read!  For an intro to my approach with … Continue reading Preview: More Stories From Grandma’s Attic

Book Discussion Notes- “Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library” Chapters 31- 56 (the end)

Hello, faithful readers!  I feel like I have some explaining to do.  I have fallen off the grid. Hard.  For this, I apologize.  We all have seasons of our life that are wonderful and fantastic, and others that are awful and scary.  I am going through both right now.  My family is moving cross-country next … Continue reading Book Discussion Notes- “Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library” Chapters 31- 56 (the end)

Book Notes: “Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library” Chapters 21-30

Chapters 21- 30 Book Discussion Notes Haley Daley got stuck trying to crawl out the book drop.  When she stood on the book-sorting conveyor belt to reach the book drop (which she planned to climb out), the conveyor belt started moving.  If you were on Kyle's team, would you help her?  Why or why not? … Continue reading Book Notes: “Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library” Chapters 21-30

Book Notes: “Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library” Chapters 11-20

Confession time:  Life just got a whole lot busier in our household. My family and I recently found out that we will be moving from Kansas to the DC Metro Area.  Securing housing and preparing for the move have taken WAY more time than I anticipated, so I apologize for being so late on this … Continue reading Book Notes: “Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library” Chapters 11-20

Book Notes: “Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library” Chapters 1 – 10

SUMMARY The book opens with Kyle Keeley, a 12-year-old boy, playing a game with his two older brothers. The game is a neighborhood scavenger hunt made by game tycoon Luigi Lemoncello, better known as Mr. Lemoncello. Kyle is used to losing to his oldest, athletic Brother, Mike, and his intelligent middle Brother, Curtis. Today, however, … Continue reading Book Notes: “Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library” Chapters 1 – 10

Preview: “Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library”

I feel like I should explain my silence after finishing "The Trumpet of the Swan" last week.  Normally, I would jump right into the preview of our next book.  However, I encountered a situation with my daughter, Grace, that I had never experienced before-- she panned a book.  We started reading "The Cozies: The Legend … Continue reading Preview: “Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library”