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My Mummy is a Monster and My Daddy is a Monster by Natalie Reeves Billing [Book Review + Giveaway]


Today's featured books, My Daddy is a Monster/My Kids are Monsters and My Mummy is a Monster/My Children are Monsters by Natalie Reeves Billing and illustrated by Lisa Williams are part of  “The Monstrous Me Collection”. Both books are uniquely engaging and describe one story from two points of view, the children's and the father's and mother's respectively. Once you reach a certain place in the book, you flip the book over and read it again, it’s the same, yet different.   

Who's going to be the monster today, Mom or Dad?

Read the book review of a fellow Live Grow Play Austin reader and enter for a chance to win your own copy.
By Erin Thompson on October 8, 2020

Perry the Fairy and her Tail by Tsila Glidai [Book Review + Giveaway]

Perry the Fairy and her Tail
Today's featured book Perry the Fairy and her Tail by Tsila Glidai and Illustrator Tamar Efrati  is a charming lesson about acceptance, self- confidence and inclusion told by the sweetest grandmother to her curious granddaughter. This is the first book in a series of Tell Me A Story, Grandma Glee. Children ages 4-8 will enjoy this book as they engage in rhyming sentences on each page and beautifully hand- drawn pictures to compliment every page.
By Laura Schwarcz on September 29, 2020

Ravensburger 3D Labyrinth - Board Game of Minds and Magic! [Review + Giveaway]

Ravensburger 3D Labyrinth

It’s fall, y’all, and what’s better than cozying up at home with the kids and a fun board game on a cold, rainy day? We just got a new board game and we love it: Ravensburger 3D Labyrinth!

Just like in the classic and other versions of Labyrinth, the goal of this game is to be the first to collect all of your treasures by moving walls and open passages of a Labyrinth, and to foil and block your opponents. Better get your thinking hat on!

Read our review and enter for a chance to win your own copy of the game.
By Birgit Sund on September 23, 2020

This Book is Ridiculous by George Reistma [Book Review + Giveaway]

This Book is Ridiculous
Today's featured book, This Book is Ridiculous, was written by George Reistma and illustrated by Ronaldo Florendo. In this story we follow a snail named Sammy while he travels thru the park and observes other friendly animals doing things that look odd along the way. 

Read the book review of a fellow Live Grow Play Austin reader and enter for a chance to win your own copy.
By Birgit Sund on September 1, 2020

These Are My Pants by Jane & Katelyn Plank [Book Review + Giveaway]

These are my Pants
We have a new book review! These are my Pants was written by Jane & Katelyn Park and illustrated by Aniqa Ashfaq. This is a cute, colorfully illustrated book about a young squirrel named Sam who learns the importance of sharing. This book is great for 3-6-year olds.

Read the book review of a fellow Live Grow Play Austin reader and enter for a chance to win your own copy.
By Erin Thompson on August 10, 2020

Three Paws & Three Paws’ New Family by Karen Struck [Book Review + Giveaway]

Three Paws series
We have a new book review! Three Paws & Three Paws’ New Family was written by Karen Struck. With this book series, the author is encouraging children to "dream their life and live it".

The two-part series Three Paws and Three Paws’ New Family feature an Alaskan Grizzly cub named Boots. Boots sustains an injury that leaves him with a bit of a physical challenge. His dream has always been to be an expert salmon catcher, but this injury sets him back on his dream. 

Read the book review of a fellow Live Grow Play Austin reader and enter for a chance to win your own copy. This is a set of 2 books and comes with a cute teddy bear.
By Birgit Sund on July 30, 2020

Free Children's Books - Live Grow Play Austin “Read and Share” Program


Listen up, bookworms and Moms and Dads of future bookworms! Does your kiddo love to read or love to listen when you read to them?

We receive many children’s book review requests and just can’t keep up with reviewing all the books ourselves anymore. We'd hate to turn the authors down since we love books and we love to support the awesome people who help educate and entertain our little ones.

We know that many of you are or have little book lovers at home, so we wanted to see if anybody would be interested in a “Read and Share” program, where you have the opportunity to receive free books in return for book reviews? Read on for details.
By Birgit Sund on July 21, 2020

German Christmas Traditions And How To Prepare For Christmas The German Way


Christmas is the most important and most celebrated holiday in Germany and is very much enjoyed by children and parents alike. However, the Holiday season and pretty much the entire month of December (even the last week of November) demands a lot from parents in Germany. Preparing for the festivities is very time consuming and due to extreme sugar consumption you’ll see more kids bouncing off the walls and driving their parents insane than in any other month – as the following Christmas traditions will attest.

By Birgit Sund on December 5, 2019

Activist Kids Supports Kids Who Want To Make A Difference [Giveaway + Discount]


Is your child passionate about the environment, healthy lifestyles, inclusiveness, or other things that matter in their lives? Do they want to show and share their passion, raise awareness or make a difference in the world?

Let your little activists express themselves through their clothing. Read on for details and how to enter for a chance to win a free kids activist t-shirt.
By Birgit Sund on April 22, 2019

Couples Mitten, The Cutest Way To Hold Hands When It's Cold [Giveaway]


We’ve just received our Couples Mitten from MomsKnittingNYC and we absolutely love them. They came with a pair of normal mittens so each person can wear one of them on the “outer” hand that is not snuggling with your partner's hand in the Couples Mitten, so that all hands are nice and warm. Read on for details and for a chance to win your own pair of Couples Mitten.
By Birgit Sund on December 14, 2018