Win Prizes This Summer with Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Summer Reading Adventure

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, the live-action adaptation of the studio’s animated classic, brought the story and characters audiences know and love to spectacular life and broke box-office records. You can bring home the timeless tale beloved by generations on Digital HD, Blu-ray, Disney Movies Anywhere, DVD, and On-Demand on June 6. 

 And now, just like Belle loves to read, you can encourage your kids to read this summer with a special BEAUTY AND THE BEAST sponsored reading program with prizes!

Win prizes this summer by joining the 2017 Summer Reading Adventure!

WHERE: at the largest website dedicated to kids’ reading and book reviews by-and-for children.

WHEN: May 26th to September 15th, 2017


1.Sign-up at and create your avatar!

2.Select books to read from a Reading List of 45 books

3.Read books and write reviews of 30 words or more

4.Win Prizes:


* While supplies last

Kids can select books to read and review from the list below, and win Beauty and the Beast Prizes!

  1. Beauty and the Beast: Lost in a Book
  2. Tale as Old as Time: The Art and Making of Beauty and the Beast
  3. The Blood of Olympus
  4. Beauty and the Beast (Disney Beauty and the Beast) (Read-Aloud Storybook) Rebels of the Lamp, Book 1
  5. The Lightning Thief
  6. The Magnus Chase and the Sword of Summer
  7. The House of Hades
  8. A Wrinkle in Time
  9. Zodiac Legacy, Book 1
  10. Kingdom Keepers: The Return Book 2
  11. Serafina and the Black Cloak Book 1
  12. The Isle of the Lost: A Descendants Novel
  13. Fablehaven
  14. The Unwanteds
  15. The Thirteenth Story Treehouse
  16. I’d Tell You I Love You but Then I’d Have to Kill You
  17. Don’t Judge a Girl by Her Cover
  18. Only the Good Spy Young
  19. Cinder: Book One in the Lunar Chronicles
  20. Diary of a Wimpy Kid – Double Down
  21. Diary of a Wimpy Kid – Old School
  22. Dork Diaries 10: Tales from a Not-So-Perfect Pet Sitter
  23. Dork Diaries 4: Tales from a Not-So-Graceful Ice Princess
  24. Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor
  25. Lea Dives In
  26. The One and Only Ivan
  27. Big Nate: From the Top
  28. The Giver
  29. The Mysterious Benedict Society
  30. The Thing About Jellyfish
  31. The Girl Who Circumnavigating Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making My Weird But True Fact-a-Day Fun Journal
  32. Holes
  33. Where the Red Fern Grows
  34. The Last Kids on Earth
  35. Warren the 13th
  36. The Penderwicks
  37. Smile
  38. The Invention of Hugo Cabaret
  39. Wonder

25 Easter Books for Kids

Easter is almost here! As a busy mom, I ‘m always on the hunt for something the kids will enjoy and be able to use. I put together a list of our 25 favorite Easter Books for kids that we think your child may love. Feel free to grab these books below and add them to your kid’s baskets. 

Olivia and the Easter Egg Hunt 

Peep, Peep, I Love You

The Itsy Bitsy Bunny

Llama Llama Easter Bunny

Allie Gator and the Easter Egg Hunt

God Gave us Easter

Cars: Mater and the Easter Buggy

The Berenstain Bears and the Easter Story

VeggieTales: A Hoppy Easter Discovering Gods Love for Me

The Story of the Easter Bunny

There was an Old Lady who swallowed a Chick!

Biscuit’s Pet & Play Easter (A Touch & Feel Book)

It’s Not Easy Being a Bunny 

Pete the Cat: Big Easter Adventure 

Happy Easter, Mouse! 

Peppa Easter Book

Peppa’s Easter Egg Hunt 

Duck & Goose Here Comes the Easter Bunny

Happy Easter Little Critter

Easter Eggstravaganza Mad Libs

Junie B. Jones #27 Dumb Bunny

Splat the Cat Where’s the Easter Bunny?

Bunny Double We’re in Trouble!

Barbie: An Egg-cellent Easter!

Happy Easter, Biscuits

Bright Baby Touch and Feel Easter

What is your child’s favorite Easter book?

Check out our other 25 Easter Books for Kids. Some may be repeated.

40 Fun and Inspirational Dr. Seuss Books for Kids

Dr. Seuss is one of the most celebrated children’s authors of all time! His books are creative, cute and tons of fun for kids of all ages. If you want to introduce your kids to the zany, wonderfully wild world of Dr. Seuss, this list offers you 40 Fun and Inspirational Dr. Seuss books to check out with your family! It might be hard to pick just one book from this awesome list!

But rest assured, all the titles are fun-tastic choices for family reading!

1. And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street
2. The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins
3. Bartholomew and the Oobleck
4. Horton Hatches the Egg
5. McElligot’s Pool
6. Horton Hears a Who
7. The King’s Stilts
8. If I Ran the Zoo
9. The Cat in the Hat
10. Oh, the Places You’ll Go!
11. One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish
12. Dr. Seuss’s ABC: An Amazing Alphabet Book
13. Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You
14. Green Eggs and Ham
15. Hop on Pop
16. Oh, the Thinks You Can Think!
17. Happy Birthday to You!
18. Fox in Socks
19. Are you My Mother?
20. The Lorax
21. There’s a Wocket in My Pocket
22. The Foot Book
23. Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are?
24. What Pet Should I Get?
25. Dr. Seuss’s Sleep Book
26. How the Grinch Stole Christmas
27. The Butter Battle Book
28. The Tooth Book
29. You’re Only Old Once
30. Yertle the Turtle
31. I Am Not Going to Get Up Today
32. I Can Read with My Eyes Shut
33. Marvin K. Mooney Will You Please Go Now!
34. What Was I Scared Of?
35. Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose
36. In A People House
37. On Beyond Zebra!
38. I Had Trouble in Getting to Solla Sollew
39. Great Day for Up
40. The Shape of Me and Other Stuff

What is your favorite Dr. Seuss book?

My Very, Very Smelly Breath! A Scratch and Sniff Pet Dental Care Book!

I’ve had the pleasure of reviewing My Very, Very Smelly Breath! book. As February marks National Pet Dental Health Month, this book helps explore the importance of pet dental care with an engaging, colorful and interactive scratch-and-sniff approach.

I think this is a great book for anyone who has fur babies to teach the kids about our pets hygiene. As parents we teach our kids the importance of their teeth but probably not thought how important it is to learn about pets as well. When you have those fur babies they’re a member of the family and our dog Sheriff is our four-legged fur baby. He turns a year old in April and I’ve been teaching the boys how to take care of him by helping to feed him, watch while he gets a bath, and the products I give him to take care of his teeth. When Sheriff visits the vet he always has a routine checkup and that includes checking his teeth. I’ve explained what happens when I take Sheriff to the vet that it is just like when the boys go to their Pediatrician for checkups she checks out everything including their teeth.

In My Very, Very Smelly Breath! we meet Queen Esther, Kitty, Tessa and Captain Noodles. We sat down to read this new book and Sheriff had to join in. He wanted to sniff the pages as we read along and the boys also got to scratch and sniff the pages. We did not like to smell Queen Esther’s breath but by the end of the book it smelled much better and Sheriff thought so too. book5
This book taught them the importance of pet dental care and that dental care isn’t just for people. Pets need their teeth brushed every day by an adult and pets also have different flavored toothpaste like peanut butter, bacon and chicken.

My Very, Very Smelly Breath! was written to help pet owners provide the very, very best care for their furry friends’ teeth while raising money to help provide preventive care for pets in need. One hundred percent of the donations will go to the Banfield Foundation™.

Print out these fun coloring pages, learn to draw and fun with words for the kids to enjoy.

To learn more visit Banfield on Facebook l Twitter l Instagram or pick up your copy here.

*Life of a Southern Mom was provided a sample in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.*


New Book Release: All Bets Off By: Jeanette Winters

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Beckett Davis served in the Marine Corp and has the scars inside and out as a constant reminder. They say he’s a hero, but he wishes he’d died along with those he lost from his platoon. It’ll take a special kind of woman to heal this wounded warrior.  Danielle McKesson understands survivor’s guilt. She’s raising her nephew after he witnessed the death of his parents.  Beckett says he doesn’t want her love. All he can offer is a week together. What started as a passionate indulgence that neither wanted to deny, becomes something that changes them both.
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Brice Henderson traded everything for power and success. His company was closing a deal that would cement his spot at the top. The last thing he needed was a distraction from the past.  Lena Razzi had spent years trying to forget Brice Henderson. When offered the opportunity of a lifetime, would she take the risk even if the price would be another broken heart?  Do you love reading from this world? Continue with Always Mine from my sister, Ruth Cardello, Her series will mirror my time line. It isn’t necessary to read hers to enjoy mine, but it sure will enhance the fun!

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Jeannette was born into a big family in northern Rhode Island, where she still makes her home.  Deciding against following her mother’s footsteps, she raised a single – and wonderful! – son. By day she works in marketing, and by night she writes steamy romances. She loves visiting historical monuments with good friends and family, and comes home to the best dogs in the world.

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Best of Bridge Holiday Classics Cookbook

The Best of Bridge Holiday Classics features 225 recipes for special occasions. The hard back, spiral with large print helps keep the book and recipes neat with easy to read words. This collection is compiled together of the Bridge ladies’ favorite holiday recipes. From entrees to treats there is something here for everyone to enjoy during the holidays or special occasion. In 1975, eight women friends came up with an idea while on a weekend getaway to write a cookbook of their recipes. This notion was the impetus for The Best of Bridge, which has become one of the most successful brands in Canadian publishing.

In the Best of Bridge Holiday Classics some of the best roasts and other entrees can be found along with potlucks, holiday buffets and treats. What makes this collection extra special are the two chapters devoted to Food Gifts and Leftovers. Transform the leftover foods into a second yummy meal. Nothing sounds better than a recipe from scratch. From homemade toffee, seasoned nuts, Eggnog Supreme, Cookies, Gingerbread, dips, preserves and much more there is definitely a recipe you will want to try.

Inside you will find sample menus, holiday brunches, cocktail parties plus, buffets and potlucks, sit-down dinners, leftovers, holiday cookies and squares, desserts and other sweet treats and food gifts all pack into this one cookbook.

Since Christmas is nearing give a gift this year that you know someone can use. Give the Best of Bridge Holiday Classics.

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