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You may have noticed that I haven’t been around a whole lot lately. I’m really trying to change that as we settle in to our school year. Some days it’s really hard with homeschooling 3 kids, taking care of a toddler and being almost 30 weeks pregnant! Yes, crazy me, I’m pregnant with #5 while homeschooling, being active in Girl and Cub Scouts, Family Faith Formation, and dragging kids to their sports activities: soccer, gymnastics, baseball, etc. No wonder I’m never around!

We did finally settle on our curriculum about a month ago and are working on settling into our daily schedule. We are using Sonlight Core B for Monkey and Little Man and Core F for Buddy. Monkey and Little Man are learning about the beginning of World History and Buddy is focusing on the Eastern Hemisphere this year. We’ve been focused on China for the past 4 weeks and he’s so ready to move on. We’ve learned Chinese Calligraphy and on Monday we will be making apple pie egg rolls. (We should make real Chinese egg rolls, but I know he won’t touch them, so we are making dessert egg rolls.) The younger two are really enjoying our family read alouds. We’ve made it through Charlotte’s Web, Homer Price, Little Pear, and Where the Mountain Meets the Moon. We are currently reading Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle, Mission to CathayYoung Fu of the Upper Yangtze, and on Monday we will be starting Owls in the Family.

I don’t know that I’ve ever read that many books out loud in my whole life! We are really enjoying it, though. That’s not even all of the books we’ve read, either! The kids each have their own books that they have to read to themselves. Maybe later this week I’ll go over the books that Monkey has read, because she is really loving them and just in the past 6 weeks or so that we’ve done school, her reading has become more confident and much, much faster.

Now on to the giveaway! In order to celebrate my trying to be more present, I want to give away a $20 Target Gift Card to my loyal readers. I just want to thank you all for hanging out with me the past 6.5 years! Simply follow the rules in the Gleam giveaway below. Good Luck!!

Target Giveaway

This post is not sponsored in anyway. I am purchasing the Target gift card to send to a loyal Frosted Fingers giveaway!

About Paula

Paula Krueger considers herself a “baby “chef, not because she cooks for babies, but because she’s still learning how to cook. She started this blog after taking Wilton method classes and at that point was more interested in baking. She’s since become more interested in learning to cook as her family has grown. She also covers product reviews and travel as well.


  1. Bridgett Wilbur says:

    My favorite book to read to the kids is the little engine that could.

  2. Lisa Brown says:

    My favorite book to read are any curious george books

  3. Julie Wood says:

    My favorite book to read to my son is Dr. Seuss Green Eggs And Ham!

  4. Magi McVey says:

    We’re currently reading “The Book Thief” and the”Martian”. We’re listening to the audios from the library, their voice inflictions is much more interesting than mine. And each child has their own books to read.

  5. Stephanie says:

    we love Dr. Seuss books

  6. I like Robert the Rose Horse.

  7. Thomas Murphy says:

    I like curious george

  8. My favorite book to read with my daughter is The Velveteen Rabbit.

  9. Charlotte’s Web!! is a big favorite!!

  10. I like Charlotte’s Web .

  11. My grandsons love when I read Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!

  12. I like to read Green Eggs and Ham to my daughter.

  13. Jessica To says:

    I always liked reading Five Little Monkeys Jumping on a Bed to my son.

  14. Dawn Monroe says:

    We like to read Veggie Tales and Hop on Pop.

  15. Green Eggs and Ham

  16. Sarah Hayes says:

    I like good night moon

  17. Dr. Seuss books

  18. Chris Dehart says:

    The book about the bear with the missing button Corduroy.

  19. shelly peterson says:

    I love reading Curious George books to my grandsons.

  20. Jessica Beard says:

    We like Goodnight Goodnight Construction Site.

  21. Susan Christy says:

    The ABC Dog Show

  22. Any Dr Seuss book.

  23. Any Skippyjon Jones books.

  24. My favorite book to read to my son is Dr. Seuss Green Eggs And Ham

  25. Richard Hicks says:

    We have lots of Dr Seuss books to read to them.

  26. Green Eggs and Ham!!

  27. Ann Fantom says:

    I like to read Goodnight Moon to my daughter

  28. Cynthia C says:

    All the kids in my family like Strega Nona.

  29. Amy Pratt says:

    I like reading Hop on Pop.

  30. Patricia E. says:

    My son loves Pokémon books!

  31. I like to read Harry Potter to my kids.

  32. I don’t have little ones anymore but I always enjoyed reading to my daughter
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  33. Margaret Smith says:

    My favorite is the Rainbow Fish. I love that it teaches kids to share.

  34. My grandson likes Green Eggs and Ham.

  35. my kids favorite is chicka chicka boom boom and goodnight construction site!

  36. I remember loving all of those books when I was young and I can’t wait to read them to my future kids!
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  37. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    I like reading harry potter to them.

  38. They love any of the Goosebumps series

  39. I like reading them, The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

  40. More scary stories to tell in the Dark.

  41. Lori Walker says:

    We’ve been reading Moo Moo Baa La La

  42. Patrice P. says:

    Bunny My Honey, by Anita Jeram.

  43. Wow – you are a very busy lady! Love it that you are reading so many books with the kids.
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  44. omg I don’t know how to pick a favorite. there have been so many over the years that we’ve loved for some many different reasons. some that got so well loved I had to put them up so they wouldn’t completely fall apart. A current fave is still the Magic Tree house books because it still has some predictability that feels like the old days of reading to them when they were tiny on my lap but enough adventure and newness that keeps even the older ones tuned in while i read.
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  45. I love to read Black Beauty to them! It was a childhood favorite of mine, and they love horses!

  46. Catherine R says:

    I always loved Where the Sidewalk Ends. It was one of my favorites as a kid.

  47. Debbi Wellenstein says:

    The kids always loved Dr Suess’s Sleep Book.

  48. I love to read Tickle Monster!

  49. heather s says:

    Dr. Suess books

  50. rich morris says:

    My daughter loves reading “Daddy’s do it different” with me.

  51. Rebecca Peters says:

    we love to read dr suess foods

  52. iamalighthouse says:

    I love Good Night Moon

  53. Karen Deva says:

    My kids are older now, but when they were young we loved reading Mr. Putter and Tabby to and with them.

  54. Danielle Marie says:

    we love reading harry potter together. my niece isnt old enough to read it to herself.

  55. Bridgette Kolesarwilliams says:

    mine is green eggs and ham

  56. Tari Lawson says:

    I loved to read Brown Bear, Brown Bear to my children.

  57. Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site

  58. My favorite is Night Noises

  59. dr. seuss books!

  60. Tanya White says:

    Cordurory was a childhood favorite for me and now I love to read it to my kids.

  61. beth shepherd says:

    The growing tree was our favorite. Than kyou

  62. Ellie Wright says:

    “Oh the Places You’ll Go”

  63. Goodnight Moon!
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  64. I don’t have kids, but I love to read Gregory the Terrible Eater to my nieces/nephews as that was my favorite book! (:

  65. greentopiaries says:

    Favorite to read is also my favorite as s child: Corduroy. Thanks for the chance!

  66. I like to read Hop on Pop by Dr. Suess.

  67. Jamie Brigham says:

    The very hungry caterpillar.

  68. Brittney House says:

    We like the Amelia Bedelia books.

  69. Oh our favorite…actually all year long…is The Runaway Pumpkin by Kevin Lewis! There are a few books with the same name…..but the one my Kevin is soooo fun to read. It has the best rhymes…and Carter just laughs all the way through. Our favorite!!! The main part says …Round and round across the ground makin a thumpin bumpin sound came the thumpety bumpety thumpin bumpin round and rolly runaway pumpkin! Oh we LOVE this book!

  70. Maybe Puff the Magic Dragon. It’s fun to sing it as we read it.

  71. Good Night Moon in our house!

  72. Danielle Wood says:

    My kids love Dr. Seuss books at this moment

  73. Mary Cloud says:

    I always loved reading Dr. Suess to my kids

  74. Kelly Greenwood says:

    When I babysit, my favorite book to read is The Cat in the Hat.

  75. I love to read everything to my son but i love reading One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish because he has it memorized and can read along.

  76. Jennifer F says:

    Absolutely anything by Dr. Seuss. Just read the birthday one last night. Loved it!

  77. I always loved chica chica boom boom. I read it with a lot of animation.

  78. I like to read a disney princess book that we have.

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  79. mrsshukra says:

    The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle!

  80. Gina M (Wild Orchid) says:

    We love reading the little critters series of books.

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  81. our fave is shel silverstein Where the Sidewalk Ends
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  82. susan smoaks says:

    my favorite book to read to my kids is the giving tree

  83. My boys are loving the Magic Tree house.
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  84. Stephanie Liske says:

    We loved reading the Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe series of books.

  85. I like the book The Very Hungry Caterpillar!

  86. We like reading Dr Seuss.

  87. Kyl Neusch says:

    is Dr. Seuss Green Eggs And Ham

  88. Allison Swain says:

    We enjoy reading Dr Seuss books.
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  89. maleficent m says:

    harry potter. it’s the best series for all ages.

  90. My son likes Good Night Moon.

  91. Shannon F. says:

    My favorite book to read to my children is Love You Forever.

  92. When they were little, we read “The Pokey Little Puppy. ” Now we are reading the Percy Jackson series.

  93. Janice Cooper says:

    Any Dr. Seuss books.

  94. tina reynolds says:

    My kids love reading Good Night Moon right before bed

  95. Trisha Burgess says:

    I love reading oh the places you will go!

  96. Jennifer Reed says:

    My daughter and I just finished reading The City of Ember by Joanne DePrau and she enjoyed it very much.

  97. Stephanie Phelps says:

    My kids are really big into the Dr Seuss Green Eggs and Ham right now!

  98. love reading oh the places you will go!

  99. I love your posts
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  100. Sherrie K. says:

    I luv all of the Dr. Seuss books especially Green Eggs and Ham.

  101. MeltheCrafter says:

    Anything that’s Sesame Street or Winnie the Pooh is a favorite

  102. Stephanie o'day says:

    If you give a mouse a cookie!

  103. horton hears a who!

  104. Laura Royal says:

    I love reading Dr. Seuss books to my kids.

  105. I love reading Goodnight Moon to my daughter!

  106. IDK since I don’t have kids but when I was little I liked The Poky Puppy and Winnie the Pooh.

  107. Terry Cross says:

    My kids are grown now but one favorite book to read to them was This Farm Is A Mess

  108. Amy Deeter says:

    my favorite book to read to my children is green eggs and ham !

  109. My favorite book to read aloud to kids is Goodnight Moon.

  110. I like to read them The Count of Monte Cristo.

  111. Keeley Sullivan says:

    We are reading harry potter right now

  112. Once our baby is born I can’t wait to read them stories like “the very hungry catipular”, “Going on a bear hunt”, “Good Night Moon” and so many more. I love children’s picture books!

  113. Karen Drake says:

    My granddaughter loves me to read Green Eggs & Ham to her.

  114. Karen Drake says:

    My granddaughter loves me to read Green Eggs & Ham to her, she also loves Are You My Mother?

  115. Kimmy Ripley says:

    My daughter loves a book called, “Parts”.

  116. My favorite book to read to my boys is the Giving Tree 🙂
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  117. I like reading Dr. Seuss books.

  118. Tara Woods says:

    My favorite book to read to my nieces is Danny and the Dinosaur.

  119. Heather Dawn says:

    I like reading “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie” to my boys.

  120. Miles Imhoff says:

    I don’t have any little ones to whom to read, but when I was young, I remember I used to ask my mom to read Mickey Meets the Giant over and over again. It became an inside joke after a while. XD

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  121. We like most Dr. Seuss books, but the favorite is Hop on Pop.

  122. Goodnight Moon is my kids’ favorite book.

  123. Monique Rizzo says:

    A book by Arnold Lobel called Miss Suzy. Thank you for the chance.

  124. angela cisco says:

    When they were younger they liked Goodnight Moon.

  125. Theresa D says:

    I love reading Dr. Seuss books to my kids and they love them.

  126. Right now, it’s just a picture book with animals.

  127. Paula Tavernie says:

    I like The Cat in The Hat!!

  128. My favorite book is the goosebumps books

  129. My favorite books were the goosebumps movies

  130. Jen Harriman says:

    They’ve really been enjoying Peter pan lately

  131. Mine is only 6 months old, but she seems to have a liking for The Cat in the Hat. It must be the rhyming.

  132. Ellen Casper says:

    My favorite book to read to my children is Me Too.

  133. Good Night Michigan is my daughters current favorite.
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  134. Susan Smith says:

    My favorite book to read to my children is Dr. Seuss Green Eggs And Ham!

  135. When my daughter was young, we would read the book ” Are you my Mother? ” by P. D. Eastman .

  136. melissa Resnick says:

    Dr. Seuss Green Eggs And Ham!

  137. S. Carter says:

    We love ALL the Dr. Seuss books!

  138. Rebecca Lock says:

    The Chronicles of Narnia

  139. Kathleen S. says:

    No little ones to read to here, but I always liked the Mrs. Piggle Wiggle series when I was a kid.

  140. Dawn Reid says:

    We read a lot of Dinosaur books

  141. Shakeia Rieux says:

    We read disney princess books to my nieces

  142. cynthia dawson says:

    I like to read Rainbow Fish to my daughter.

  143. The Poky Little Puppy is always a fave.
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  144. We enjoy reading the Junie B. Jones series together.

  145. My two favorite “read to” kids books are Stand Back Said the Elephant I am Going to Sneeze, and Fox in Socks.

  146. peggy rydzewski says:

    As a grandma I will read whatever my grand daughter wants.

  147. Seyma Shabbir says:

    My sons love the 5 little monkey stories!

  148. I loved Reading Where the Wild Things Are. Thank you

  149. Trisha McKee says:

    Anything by Sandra Boynton. My children love her books.


  151. I love to read The Giving Tree to my kids.

  152. Francine Anchondo says:

    Dr Seuss books

  153. Donna Kellogg says:

    I like to read all of dr. suess books

  154. Carolyn Daley says:

    Goodnight Moon and any books about Clifford The Big Red Dog.

  155. We love to read the classics, “If you give a mouse a cookie,” “Goodnight Moon,” and a boy book my son recently got (it’s for eight to twelve years olds and for boys to read about changes in their bodies man my son oves that book!) are our faves to read right now.

  156. Dr. Seuss Green Eggs And Ham

  157. Thank You for the giveaway… our kids love “Where the Wild Things Are”.

  158. My kids like The Diary of a Wimpy Kid books

  159. Laurie Emerson says:

    I love reading Goodnight Moon to both my son and daughter.

  160. Tracy Shafer says:

    Green Eggs and Ham! I read it endlessly!!

  161. Laurie Nykaza says:

    Clifford The Big Red Dog always my kids favorite book