2013 Caldecott, Newbery, and Printz Award Winning Books!

2013 Caldecott, Newbery, and Printz Award Winning Books!

2013 Newbery Medal – The One and Only Ivan | 2013 Caledecott Medal – This Is Not My Hat | 2013 Printz Award – In Darkness

2013 Caldecott, Newbery, and Printz Award Winning Books!

This year's recipients of the Caldecott Medal for Illustration, the Newbery Medal for Literature, and the Printz Award for Young Adult Literature are a diverse and worthy group ranging from a wry tale of a thieving fish to a touching story of friendship, hope and art, to an extraordinary book about the cruelties of man and nature, and the valiant, ongoing struggle for survival.

Having said that, we are withholding judgement as to whether any will make our own list of  Top 100 Children's Books – all still need to pass the test of timelessness.  No matter your age, the mere mention of  Where the Wild Things Are or Goodnight Moon is sure to make you smile!  The Giving Tree's message is eternal and Love You Forever – well, the title says it all!

What do you think?  Should these three books make the top 100 list?   Even if not, remember familiarity with children's literature makes for wonderful party conversations – knowledge is always the best way to party pretty!

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Heart Theme Party Fun and Games

Heart Theme Party Fun and Games

1. Heart Pull String Pinata| 2. Great Classic Love Stories| 3. Valentine Party Games| 4. Valentines School Parties Book| 5 and 6. Printable Party Games|

Entertain you guests with the greatest love stories of all time during a romantic themed dinner party or spice things up with some flirty printable games at girls night ins and showers.  This heart shaped pinata is perfect for a kid's birthday party or a girly bachelorette party!  And if you are planning a classroom party for your child's school Valentine's Day celebration, check out our “go to” book for inspiration.

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Thanksgiving Entertaining

Thanksgiving Entertaining Planning, Ideas, and Supplies

It's Turkey Time!

Thanksgiving Entertaining Planning, Ideas, and Supplies

Thanksgiving is without doubt my favorite holiday — beautiful tables, great food, and none of the stress associated with the winter holidays. This is the perfect time to reconnect with loved ones whether they be family or friends. So first things first, if you haven't yet made your travel arrangements, the time is NOW! Continue Reading →

Appreciate the Women in Your Life!

Oh, Thank Goodness, it's not just me! with free DVD

October is a time when there is a national focus on women’s health, wellness and the importance of proper health care. This title, Oh Thank Goodness, It's Not Just Me! is a delightful read full of stories from women of life’s every day events. It focuses on connecting with the heart and soul of what it means to be a woman. Share this with others to bring encouragement to them as well as the reassurance and comfort in knowing they are not alone.

Women today face more challenges than ever accompanied by feelings of being overwhelmed and spread much too thin. More and more women are raising their hands and speaking up to tell the truth about how they feel. Other women are saying, “Me, too! Oh, thank Goodness I'm not the only one!” Enjoy this movie that will make you laugh, think and appreciate all the women in your life.

Oh Thank Goodness, It's Not Just Me! is like sitting down with Lisa and BJ over a cup of coffee, and connecting with the heart and soul of what it means to be a woman. Here's a little peak at some of the chapters:

Give Up the Need to Be Perfect
Open Up and Share Your Feelings
Forgive Yourself…and Others, Too
Ask for Help
Rebound and Reinvent
Choose Friends Worth Having
Go Where the Love Is

The wonderful stories, amusing anecdotes and original poems are guaranteed to put a smile in your heart! It also makes a wonderful gift for any female friend, family member or co-worker.

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Take the Dare, Show you Care

Send your girlfriends a little note of encouragement!

Simple Truths Greeting Cards

Simple Truths Greeting Cards

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