The Carnival of Animals

It's time for another special Bitty Box.  This time, it's for my nephew who is turning one this month!  Just as when I put together the Around the World box for my niece, I tried to consider what my brother and his wife would enjoy reading and having for their child. I know they both... Continue Reading →


Around the World In 80 Tales Bitty Box

This Bitty Box is one that is really meaningful to me.  My niece's 1st birthday is coming up.  She is my first niece and the first cousin born for my children. And sadly, because I live in Germany and she lives in California, I've never gotten to snuggle her or hold her. But we FaceTime,... Continue Reading →

Ben and Me

This is such a delightful and fast read!  This year my we are studying US History (though we've long since past the Revolution) and Physics.  I love that this has reignited my kids interest in the American Revolution and pre-engaged them for our upcoming unit on electro-magnetism.  Add to that that Brave Writer has an... Continue Reading →

Blueberries for Sal (My Side of the Mountain) Bitty Box

Blueberries for Sal is a fantastic picture book that illustrates the similarities between bears and humans.  It's filled with subtle personification and onomatopoeia.  If you have older children reading  wilderness and survival stories like My Side of the Mountain, this book will tie in with them very well. Books: We like hardcover for children's classics.  They... Continue Reading →


First published in 1881, Heidi has become a classic.  It's a story of friendship and love, and appreciation of simple things.  It does, like most books from this time period, have strong religious undertones.  Much of this box is already geared toward younger children, so we are categorizing it as both a Class and a Bitty Box.... Continue Reading →

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