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Monday, April 24, 2017

Personalized Princess Books -- National Princess Week Resources & Giveaway

Disclosure: I was sent these books to review free of charge in exchange for an honest review. All opinions in this post are my own. I did not receive any other compensation for this review.

Happy National Princess Week!! It began yesterday. Now as I have stated I am sharing some of my resources for teaching Hazel about princesses that are not all frilly and fancy. However there is a time for that. Today's post is sharing my favorite frilly princess books. They are personalized and have a child's name in it and some even have a photo of the child. The first book I am My Royal Birthday Adventure for girls or Hazel's Royal Birthday Adventure by Jennifer Dewing and illustrated by Valerie Sokolowz.

Besides having her name on the cover this book has her name throughout the stories. The pictures in this book never show the front of the girl in the story, so you do not know the skin and hair color.

However the child's name is throughout the book in the story and in the pictures. See Hazel on the flags on the page above. This story is about a great birthday adventure and is the perfect gift for a young girl on her birthday. We are saving ours for Hazel's next birthday.

In the story the child is taken to a magical kingdom where she is a princess and a large party is planned for celebrating her birthday. The person purchasing the book can even give names for the guest list. We used friends and family.
The book is fun and any time Hazel gets a personalized book she loves it. She loves seeing her name in the book and loves having the story about her. It is such a special gift for any child. 

To go with this wonderful personalized book is Hazel's Royal Princess Adventure Coloring and Activity Book by Jennifer Dewing and illustrated by Dominque Chirinclue.  This book not only has her name in the title but also has her full name on the cover with Colored by. It is a book that has a story as well as coloring pages and activity pages.

This story is similar to the Royal Birthday Adventure story. The girl is brought to the kingdom for a magical adventure where she is princess and getting ready for a party.

In both of these books the girl is given a crown as a final gift before returning home, so she will always remember how special she is. This is such an important lesson for our girls to hear. 

Now in our giveaway you have a choice of My Royal Birthday Adventure or Princess Personalized Book which we reviewed last year for National Princess Week. Princess Personalized Book has the child's photograph in it as well her name.

  Now for our giveaway!!
Now for our giveaway!! Have you entered yet? 


Thank you to the following companies for their amazing donations:

Annick Press: The Nutmeg Princess  and The Paper Bag Princess
Candlewick Press: Princess Cora and the CrocodileThe Princess in Black Princess in Black and the Perfect Princess Party, Princess in Black and the Hungry Bunny Horde and Princess in Black Takes a Vacation
Goosebottom Books: Hatshepsut of Egypt, Artemisia of Caria , Sorghaghtani of Mongolia, Qutlugh Terkan Khatun of Kirman, Isabella of CastileNur Jahan of India and Sacajawea of the Shoshone
I See Me! Books: Your choice of personalized  Princess Personalized Book or Royal Birthday Adventure
Penguin Kids: Princess Grace and Hamster Princess: Harriet the Invincible
Wisdom Tales Press: Princess Sophie and the Six Swans

Now is your chance to win these books!! Please follow my Giveaway Rules and US shipping only! Good luck!! (Come back all month to enter on each princess post. One of the entries can be done each day be leaving a comment on the posts in this series: Introduction, a Look at Real Life Princesses, Legends, Folktales, and Fairy Tales, and this post)

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Sunday, April 23, 2017

Vacation Week Crafts - a Crafty Weekends Review & Link Party

Disclosure: Tuttle Publishing gave me copies of these books free of charge for this review. All opinions in my review are my own and I did not receive any other compensation. As in all my reviews I am providing links for your ease, but receive no compensation.

This past week was Hazel's spring break. We have had quite the week and a half. The last week of school included Hazel's class's Easter play and my parents came to see her and celebrate Easter with us early. Then my sister came to go to the Museum of Fine Arts on Saturday with us. Then we celebrated with my mother-in-law on Easter Sunday. On Monday we headed to the American Girl Doll Store Boston (which is not in Boston). Hazel had saved almost enough to buy herself a doll. We loaned her the last $30 since we were going. My plan had been to take her so she could really decide which doll she wanted. Seeing the dolls in person helped her really decide which were her top picks. Some that had been top picks fell off the list in person. After a bit of thought she decided on Kit Kitteredge. She LOVES the books about Kit, so I thought this was a wonderful choice.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Sharing Saturday 17-16

Have you entered my current giveaway for 18 amazing books having to do with not your typical princesses?
It is time for Sharing Saturday!! This is a link party to share all of your child-oriented crafts, crafts made for kids, activities and lessons as well as your parenting and/or teaching posts.

On Sunday night we also host Crafty Weekends for all your crafts (done by any age), patterns, and craft product reviews! It is the perfect place to share your creative side!! And for all of your cultural posts come share them at the monthly Creative Kids Culture Blog Hop.

Thank you to everyone who shared with us at our last party! It was a small party but full of great ideas!  Our features are just a sampling of them so if you haven't checked them all out, you should! This week we have one group of features.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Books for Earth Day

Disclosure: I was sent these books to review free of charge in exchange for an honest review. All opinions in this post are my own. I did not receive any other compensation for this review.

Saturday is Earth Day and to get ready for it, we have been having fun with many different books that go along with the Earth Day theme. I started sharing some on butterflies with you last night. Today we have many more on different themes. We will start with 23 Ways to be an Eco Hero by Isabel Thomas. 

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Butterflies -- Books, Crafts & More

Disclosure: I was sent these books to review free of charge in exchange for an honest review. All opinions in this post are my own. I did not receive any other compensation for this review.

Saturday is Earth Day. Do you have any plans? Hazel and I will be visiting a friend in New York, but have been working on our garden plans. We have also been enjoying many different books for Earth Day. We will be sharing more tomorrow, but today I am going to share three books about butterflies! We love butterflies and even raised butterflies a few years ago. The first book to share tonight is The Butterfly Garden by Laura Weston.