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Jenny Hodges. Tampa Librarian. Book Lover. Slow Runner. Mom to Irish Triplets. Living and Traveling in the Autism World.


20. May 2015 15:11
by jennifer
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Summer Road Trips: Audio Books for Kids

20. May 2015 15:11 by jennifer | 0 Comments

I do not have a DVD player in my car, and I can honestly say that I NEVER WILL.

My kids enjoy reading, and they L.O.V.E. audio books when we spend any sort of significant time in the car.

We've listened to so many audio books in the car. The ones that really stick out are Harry Potter (difficult with the strong English accents), Magic Tree House, and to date, their favorite audio book was Tuck Everlasting.

We'll be traveling this summer, spending a few days of 10+ hours in the car, and I've got our list of audio books ready to be downloaded on Overdrive!

So what will we be listening to this summer?

The Wolves in the Walls by Neil Gaiman. He's fantastic and can't wait to listen to this story!

Dragoneye Reborn by Alison Goodman. This story sounds fantastic (a bit Mulan-like) and I know my trio will LOVE it!

 

I am also a HUGE fan of John Grisham and have never had the opportunity to read his Theodore Boone, Kid Lawyer series, so I have this series all ready to go in my queue. Not sure what the kids will think of it, but if they don't like it, no harm, no foul. Just delete it and move on.

 

Another of my favorite adult authors that has crossed over to YA is James Patterson. I can not wait to listen to his Maximum Ride series!! Just listen to this synopsis!  "Six unforgettable kids — with no families, no homes — are running for their lives. Max Ride and her best friends have the ability to fly. And that's just the beginning of their amazing powers. But they don't know where they come from, who's hunting them, why they are different from all other humans... and if they're meant to save mankind — or destroy it."

That's the series we're going to start with and I'm pretty confident that I'll be #WINNING after that story!! 9 books in that one series! That could keep us busy the entire summer!!

So, what about you?? What's on your audio books for kids list??

29. July 2013 13:01
by jennifer
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Music Monday: Summertime!

29. July 2013 13:01 by jennifer | 6 Comments

Every summer there seems to be ONE song that becomes my "song of summer."  My trio also seem to pick the same summer songs that I do, and we enjoy jamming out to them at home, in the car, on our bike rides. We turn it up, we sing loudly, and shake our groove thing!This is our Song of Summer for 2013   This was our Song of Summer 2012   This was our Song of Summer for 2011 This was our Song of Summer for 2010   And kicking it back to the Song of Summer for 1996!! I Love You Always and Forever  transports me back to a very special time in my life. I was in college and I was home for summer break and had the most amazing group of friends; Nina, Tyke, Pat and Denis. I still have Nina and Denis in my life. Pat I haven't heard from since that summer. and Tyke. Dear Sweet Tyke. He took his own life in 2000. We were the best of friends, always together when I came home from college. We never had a romantic relationship, and I miss him terribly. He was my confidant, my sounding board, my "go-to" wedding date, and so much more. Do you have a Song of Summer?? What's your 2013 song?

2. June 2013 16:46
by jennifer
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Music Monday: We Don't Need No Education??

2. June 2013 16:46 by jennifer | 5 Comments

Typing a double negative just made the hair rise up on my arm. When I was in school, this would be "the song" that we would sing on the last day of school. But for today's music Monday theme (remakes) I'm including a techno version! The last day of school for MY gang is Tuesday, and they will continue to get an education throughout the summer. We will have reading and math time every day during break. The kids can't back slide during the summer months, and if I don't stay on top of them, they certainly will. Haley needs to work on improving her math skills and it's my goal to teach her all her multiplication facts before she starts 4th grade. Ella will work on those same math facts so that as she enters 3rd grade she'll be ahead and all three will continue to read read read. We're taking advantage of the Pasco County Summer Reading Program: Dig Into Reading and will spend many hours in our local branch. All three will also be participating in ONE week of summer camp of their choosing. Haley and Ella both chose an acting themed summer camp, and Ronin chose a sports camp. I will be keeping them busy busy busy!!  What are your plans for the summer? What are your kids doing? Any camps??