Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel Due Out 11/13

I can’t tell you how many times BabyGirl has asked if I pre-ordered this book for her. Has your child asked for the latest in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series? If so, then you know how important it will be to have the 7th book when it becomes available to the public on Tuesday, 11/13. You can pre-order The Third Wheel from Amazon for under $8.00 and it ships free if you’ve signed up to get Amazon Prime.

This is how the book is described:

Love is in the air-but what does that mean for Greg Heffley?

Grab this book now at nearly 50% off the cover price! Amazon does have a Pre-order Price Guarantee! Order now and if the Amazon.com price decreases between your order time and the end of the day of the release date, you’ll receive the lowest price. The book is also available for Kindle.

I am an Amazon affiliate. Amazon prices can change at any time. 

Sara

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel available for pre-order

Do you have a child who can’t get enough of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series? If so, then you know how important it will be to have the 7th book when it becomes available to the public on Tuesday, 11/13. You can pre-order The Third Wheel from Amazon for $7.49 and it ships free if you’ve signed up to get Amazon Prime.

This is how the book is described:

Love is in the air-but what does that mean for Greg Heffley?

BabyGirl loves these books and even dragged me to the movie, which was very good and funny too. Grab this book now at nearly 50% off the cover price! Amazon does have a Pre-order Price Guarantee! Order now and if the Amazon.com price decreases between your order time and the end of the day of the release date, you’ll receive the lowest price.

I am an Amazon affiliate.

Sara

Diary Of A Wimpy Kid Cabin Fever Out Nov. 15

 

Greg Heffley and his family and friends return in Book 6 of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series by Jeff Kinney – Diary of a Wimpy Kid Cabin Fever.

The book hits store shelves in the fall (Nov. 15th, 2011 to be more exact) but you can pre-order your child’s copy of Diary of a Wimpy Kid Cabin Fever now. Amazon is currently selling the book for $6.96 and had a price guarantee so if the price goes down you’ll get the best price.

Note: Amazon Pre-order Price Guarantee covers items you purchase on pre-order. If the Amazon.com price decreases between the time you place your order and the end of the day of the release date, you’ll receive the lowest price. Talk about a great bargain!

Disclosure: This post includes an affiliate link to Amazon. That means I may get a small commission if you buy the book

Sara

The Feeling of Turning a Page

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I love a good book. Who doesn’t? I have a constantly growing list of books I want to read. I have an online list at the library so I can get notified when the book becomes available. I have friends who write and share their books with me. Oversized bound manuscripts waiting for someone to devour each page. Being enticed by the thousands of words affixed to paper. Sometimes, though, words on paper are just too much.

Over the past few years I’ve ordered quite a few audio books for CycleGuy because he listens to them when he rides his bike. There are so many terrific marketing and social psychology books that he just doesn’t have time to read them all. When he travels he might download a few to the iPad but he now actually prefers the audiobooks.

My first audiobook was The Historian. I hated reading the book but didn’t want to be the only one in the book club who didn’t finish the book so I got the audio book. As Blaine Edwards and Antoine Merriweather from Men on Film (get the In Living Color reference?) would say, BORING! If there were a better word besides suckitude to explain that book, I’ve yet to find it. And not only did it drag on, when I listened to it on audio book the voices totally creeped me out. It really had an impact on my relationship with audio books.

Now BabyGirl is reading books like they are the key to her survival. In the past 6 months she’s read over 150 books. And I’m not talking 10 pagers here. She reads chapter books like Beacon Street Girls, Little House on the Prairie series, Lemony Snickett, Roald Dahl and many other classics. She reads constantly. It’s normal to see her with a book at the table for breakfast and lunch. We’ve had to ban books from the bathroom or she will take 25 minutes to brush her teeth. She’s ruined books because she wants to read when she’s in the tub. And let’s not talk about the bookmobile that I call my car. At one point there were 15 books in the cars! I drive a Mini Cooper! It’s not like she’s in the Partridge Family bus.

Recently, though, as we’ve traveled she’s started to read from the iPad. It makes it easy to bring along a ton of books. And she loves sitting and holding it on her lap. I watch as she flips the page with a single stroke of her finger. The ease of swiping her finger from right to left. Of the page turning without much effort. The words always at the ready.

I’m old school. I want to feel that book in my hand. But slowly I’m getting use to the warm iPad and the glow. Something’s missing though. For the most part it does help to keep the creepy people away when traveling. No more freaky seat mate striking up conversation or spoiling the plot line. Why? Because they don’t know what you’re reading. Ha! Take that Nosey McNoserson!

Then again, there’s no opportunity to get that other perspective. You have to openly seek out someone. No more does someone catch a glance at the title and start up a conversation. Our eyes maintain focus on this device. Our fingers no long feel the smooth texture of a book or the deckled edge of a hardback book made to seem more one-off than mass produced.

Sure I don’t have to constantly remind BabyGirl how to turn the page so it doesn’t tear. But with each tiny tear of the page there is a reminder that she read the book. With each dog ear’d page I know I’m getting closer to the end. Even just as a reminder on the table, the book speaks. No longer do we see the home library filling a room with shelf upon shelf of books. It’s as if books do not exist.

We can’t peruse our friend’s bookshelves and learn more about them or find something that further connects us. It’s not the same to house thousands of books on an eReader. It becomes a secret life. It’s as if books don’t exist. And that makes me sad.

Don’t get me wrong, I love my iPad and reading books on it so I don’t have to haul them around. But something is now missing from our culture. For such an advancement in technology, I wonder what history will say about us since what we’ll leave behing may eventually end up being a worthless hunk of technology with our personal histories forever locked within them.

How do you think our history will be told if all our books are on these flat things no one can access?

 

Sara

Diary Of A Wimpy Kid Cabin Fever

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Guess who’s back? That’s right! Greg Heffley and his family and friends return in Book 6 of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series by Jeff Kinney – Diary of a Wimpy Kid Cabin Fever.

The book hits store shelves in the fall (Nov. 15th, 2011 to be more exact) but you can pre-order your child’s copy of Diary of a Wimpy Kid Cabin Fever now. Amazon is currently selling the book for $11.16 and had a price guarantee so if the price goes down you’ll get the best price.

 

Disclosure: This post includes an affiliate link to Amazon. That means I may get a small commission if you buy the book

Sara

2011 Summer Reading Programs

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What’s a kid to do with their summer? Read, of course!

Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Program – Kids earn a free book when they read 8 books. Download the reading journal to track the books and turn in to get the free book.

Half Price Books Feed Your Brain Reading Program – Kids earn $5 store credit for reading 600 minutes (10 hours) between June 1 and July 31.

Borders Summer Reading Program – By reading 10 books, your child can earn one free book.

Local Library – Many local libraries offer some type of summer reading incentive.

Independent Booksellers – Check your local area to see if the independent book sellers are offering a summer reading incentive for kids. Many do offer something for the kids.

My friend Kristie at Saving Dollars and Cents has a few more Summer Reading Programs listed on her site.

Know of any others? Let me know and I’ll share them!

Note: Of course there are rules, restriction, limitations and what have you (darn lawyers!) for each of the programs so read the fine print. It’ll give you something to do while your kids are reading and trying to earn free stuff!

Photo Credit: public domain

Sara

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth available for pre-order

The long awaited 5th book in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series becomes available to the public on Tuesday, 11/9. You can pre-order it from Amazon for $7.49 and it ships free if you’ve signed up to get Amazon Prime.

This is how the book is described:

Greg Heffley has always been in a hurry to grow up. But is getting older really all it’s cracked up to be? Greg suddenly finds himself dealing with the pressures of boy-girl parties, increased responsibilities, and even the awkward changes that come with getting older—all without his best friend, Rowley, at his side. Can Greg make it through on his own? Or will he have to face the “ugly truth”?

BabyGirl loves these books and even dragged me to the movie, which was very good and funny too. Grab this book now at nearly 50% off the cover price!

Sara