Mardi Gras King Cake


Mardi Gras is coming up soon! We have the king cake which our grandparents sent to us.


There are no decorations on it yet!


The cake is half eaten already. No one has gotten the golden baby. I will make a post about the golden baby once someone gets it. The tradition is whoever gets the golden baby has to throw the next Mardi Gras party. My brother, John, has gotten the baby 2 years in a row.

Also, Mardi Gras is called “Shrove Tuesday” or “Fat Tuesday”!

Mardi Gras was started when the French landed in New Orleans in 1699. They celebrated and called the spot, Point Du Mardi Gras.

Now the tradition goes on every year. People have a party and eat the king cake! Mardi Gras is in about 11 days. Have a FUN Mardi Gras day!!!


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My Favorite Book Series!!

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I love books! My favorite thing to do is read. I will review some of my most recent, favorite series.


Whatever After:

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Whatever After is an entertaining, modern-day fairy tale series. There are ten books in it written by Sarah Mlynowski. I would recommend for 3rd-5th grade.


In the series, Jonah and Abby have a magic mirror. They go into different fairy tales and usually mess them up. They always help the princesses and bring them to their true destinies.

Whatever After is a great series, and I would definitely recommend it.

Secrets of the Manor:

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Secrets of the Manor is a historical fiction book series. I have read all 8 books in the series. I would recommend it for 3rd-5th grade.


In each book, a girl lives in a manor. Most of them are wealthy, and their parents own the manor. However, some are servants. All of the books are mysteries as they find out who is stealing, or they even find their long lost sister. All of the books are great!

I love Secrets of the Manor, and I  definitely recommend it.

The City of Ember:

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The City of Ember is a riveting science fiction series! It has 4 books. I would recommend it for 4th-7th grade.


In 3 books ( The City of Ember 1#, The People of Sparks 2#, The Diamond of the Darkhold), Lina and Doon have adventures after “The Disaster”. The City of Yonwood (3#) is before “The Disaster”.

The series of Ember is a fast-paced adventure series.

Maisie Hitchens:

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Maisie Hitchins is a mystery series. I would say it would be for 3rd- 4th grade.


Twelve-year-old Maisie Hitchins solves mysteries in every book. I have read 6 of them.

Ivy + Bean:


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Ivy + Bean is a hilarious series. I would recommend it for 2nd – 5th grade.



Ivy and Bean do lots of funny things together. They start their own summer camp, and they even make a newspaper!


Mermaid Tales:


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Mermaid Tales is an aquatic adventure series I would recommend it for 2nd – 3rd grade.



In each book, Pearl, Kiki, Shelly, and/or Echo go on an adventure.


American Girl, Grace:

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Grace was the 2015 American girl. I would recommend this series for 4th – 6th grade.



Grace starts her own business with her own friends. It almost falls apart!

Also, please tell me your favorite series/books in the comments below. I love books and hope these will help.

If you buy the books through my links, I will get some money back. There is no extra charge to you.


Here are some links to more posts:
Book Review: The City of Ember, by Jeanne DuPrau
Fun Facts for Kids About the Redwoods
The Window Washer
Product Review: Nerf Rebelle CornerSight Blaster


German Shepherds


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German Shepherds are amazing creatures.

How big are they?

German Shepherds can grow up to 2.5 feet. Also, they weigh from 50 to 90 pounds. Plus, they eat 40 pounds of food a month.

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Working dogs

German Shepherds were mainly bred for protecting and herding sheep. Now, police use them a lot. Also, they are great to sniff out bombs, drugs, and other illegal material. Sometimes they even work for the military!

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Mainly, German Shepherds live up to ten years, which is 70 in human years. Later in life, these big dogs have hip and elbow problems. Also, they tend to get ear infections.

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What is their Latin name?

Canis lupus familiaris.

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German Shepherds are very interesting!!