Monthly Archives: December 2012


I loved this week’s Literacy Tip to much I just have to write a post about it!

Literacy Tip

Create a new Holiday Reading Tradition for your family. Listen to audio books while traveling by car, wrapping presents, or making cookies.

With a 5 1/2 hour drive to Jason’s grandparents for Christmas, we always listen to audio books on the drive. One we listen to from time to time is by one of my favorite authors, Cornelia Funke. She is actually the one who reads this delightful book about Christmas. We borrowed it from the library several years ago after I saw she wrote Inkheart (I haven’t had a chance to read the series yet, but I loved the creativity of the story when I saw the movie). I just learned this Christmas story (When Santa Fell to Earth) has been made into a movie in the UK I believe. We are also huge fans of Igraine the Brave on Audo. Yesterday we started listening to Dragon Rider. I hope we like it as much as her other works!

We also find listening to audio books or dramas together is a great bonding experience.

What are your family’s favorite audio books?


Usborne Necklace

Here is a picture of the necklace Nicole is giving everyone under her who sells $1,000 in the first 12 weeks of running the Usborne Books & More Business! As you can see, these are made in the USA. The couple live in IL a short drive from me. For more information on Jazzy Pop Can Jewelry see the Pop Can website or the Facebook page.