Write about YOUR life!

April 22, 2008 at 11:43 pm | Posted in books, childrens books, Fun Stuff, Miscellaneous | Leave a comment
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Once upon a time there lived a boy named Sue…

Do you have something to say?

How about writing a poem or two?

Or how about writing the story of you?

Here’s a few fun book to get you started:

How to Write Your Life Story (age 9-12)
Ralph Fletcher
In addition to this title, Fletcher has written numerous books to help kids develop as authors, including A Writer’s Notebook: Unlocking the Writer Within You; Boy Writers: Reclaiming Their Voices; and Poetry Matters: Writing a Poem from the Inside Out.

When Max cuts out words from magazines and newspapers, collecting them the way his brothers collect stamps and coins, they all learn about words, sentences, and storytelling.

Thanks to I.N.K. for this information from Loreen Leedy!


What’s Cooking?

March 16, 2008 at 11:07 pm | Posted in childrens books, Crafts n Fun, Fun Stuff | Leave a comment
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Eiffel Tower Cookie Sundae

From Ratatoulle What’s Cooking? A Cookbook for Kids by Thomas Keller



  • Sugar Wafers
  • Ice cream (optional)
  • White frosting
  • Chocolate sauce (optional)


  1. Build an Eiffel Tower on your plate using sugar wafers as your building blocks and frosting as your cement. You will need to cut some cookies into smaller shapes so your tower stands.
  2. Make a French flag by drawing one on paper using markers or crayons, then cut it out, and tape or glue it to a whole or half a toothpick depending on how tall you want it to stand.Add the flag to the top of the tower
  3. Serve with a scoop of ice cream and chocolate sauce, if desired
From Ratatoulle What’s Cooking? A Cookbook for Kids by Thomas Keller

Bon matin breakfast: Colette’s crepes ; Ooh la la French toast ; Remy’s famous omelets ; French breakfast muffins — Let’s have lunch fromage: Gusteau’s grilled cheese ; Croque monsieur ; Quiche Lorraine ; Easy faux escargots ; Crazy cheese straws ; Cheese fondue — French bread, soup du jour, mmm…salads: A classic baguette ; Vichyssoise ; Chef’s salad ; Salad nicoise ; Dijon vinaigrette — Dinner is served!: Gusteau’s Ratatouille ; Linguini alfredo with peas ; C’est magnifique salmon ; Remy’s macaroni and cheese ; Pizza rats ; Oven-baked French fries — Delightful desserts: Colette’s apron cake ; Django’s dirt cake ; Cherry cheesecakes ; Chocolate bouchons ; Chocolate rats ; Eiffel Tower cookie sundae.
Shows children how to cook a variety of simple dishes and desserts. Features characters from the Disney PIXAR film Ratatouille.

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