Travel from Your Armchair This Fall

by Bonnie Way

armchair travel

Bonnie is here to share some books great for armchair traveling. With September more than halfway over, many of us are happily putting away the remnants of our summer vacations and settling into normal routines […]


5 Tips to Hook a Reluctant Reader

5 Minutes for Books reviewer and mom of two boys Nancy shares some of the ways that she overcame her son’s picky reading habits. My sixth grade son doesn’t quite fit the definition of a […]


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We welcome our own expert in children’s fiction, 5 Minutes for Books managing editor Jennifer Donovan to share some of her favorite books for middle school boys. I firmly believe that there are books that […]

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Theo and Julia ipad game

Susan here to take a look at a new interactive children’s magazine for the iPad and iPhone. This post is sponsored, but all opinions remain those of the writer. My girls love playing games on […]



Historical fiction is not my go-to genre when selecting a novel, but wonderful written novels set in a memorable time in history or ones that feature an interesting historical figure or an exciting backdrop of […]


Wenda Wiggler 310

Janice Croze, 5 Minutes for Mom co-founder, shares a look into the Wenda the Wacky Wiggler Interactive Storybook and a chance to win a $75 Visa Gift Card. This post is sponsored, but all opinions […]


middle school the inside story310

5 Minutes for Mom contributor, Marya Mesa, is here with a great book suggestion for parents with kids nearing or currently in middle school. In this sponsored giveaway post you have a chance to win […]


Captain No Beard Books 310

In this Back to School Giveaway, 5 Minutes for Mom contributor, Jenny Nanninga, shares a look into a series of stories to spark your children’s imagination. This post is sponsored, but as always the opinions […]


childrens' book review 310

Jenny, 5 Minutes for Mom contributor, shares a look into Peter Carnegie’s children’s books. This giveaway post is sponsored, but all opinions remain those of the writer. Books are my daughter’s love language.  In fact, […]


Top 4 Chapter Book Series for Girls

Julia and Sophia love books with strong leading characters who are girls. These are their favorite chapter book series… Note: This post contains Amazon affiliate links. #1 – Junie B. Jones My girls screamed laughing […]