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Cumberland County Fair

So it turns out that a super-nice perk of homeschooling is that you can finish your schoolwork at 11:30 on a beautiful Monday, get in the car, and go to the county fair. And you’re there with the best weather ever, and there’s essentially no one else there. Here we are, feeding some goats. See [...]

Check me out on Katie Davis’s podcast this week!

That’s right, WoJ followers, I am on Brain Burps About Books again, this time reviewing Bear With Me by Max Kornell. You can check out info about this podcast episode by going to the blog post on Katie’s blog, or you can listen directly by clicking here. Enjoy! addthis_url = ‘′; addthis_title = ‘Check+me+out+on+Katie+Davis%26%238217%3Bs+podcast+this+week%21′; addthis_pub [...]

Nominate Brain Burps About Books for a Podcast Award

Yes, I know, I’m a very new contributor to Katie Davis’s Brain Burps About Books podcast, but how cool would it be if it won an award? Very cool. What? You want to help? Ok! You can help by nominating the podcast for an award. All you have to do is this: Step 1: Click here [...]

Children’s Book of the Week: The Sign of the Beaver

The Sign of the Beaver by Elizabeth George Speare “This looks like a terrible book. This looks like the worst book in the world.” That’s what Eli said when I told him we were reading The Sign of the Beaver as our homeschool reading book* (which is a book I read in the morning, when [...]

Children’s Book of the Week: Invisible Inkling

Invisible Inkling by Emily Jenkins, illustrated by Harry Bliss As someone with four kids between 1 and 8, it’s really, really hard to find a bedtime chapter book that pleases everyone. There really aren’t that many books out there that are simple enough to be understood by all, but complex and interesting enough so that [...]

Too Much Choclate Chips

I’m really trying to work on getting the kids to let me talk on the phone. I know, to them, it’s completely perplexing for me to walk around with a plastic thing held up to my face, shushing them. Still. It’s amazing how they’ll all be completely fine and then the minute I pick up [...]

HUGE NEWS! I’m a reviewer on Katie Davis’s Podcast!

HUGE HUGE HUGE news, World of Julie fans! I am now a children’s book reviewer on the awesome Katie Davis’s amazing podcast, Brain Burps About Books! I am so humbled and excited to be part of this! I highly recommend listening to Brain Burps About Books if you have any interest at all in children’s [...]

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