My family loves reading stories out loud. Nothing is better than sitting together on a rainy day reading stories, or a long weekend bedtime story. Reading out loud is a daily ritual in our family. We also love exploring our local community for fun things to do and great places to eat. The more local the better! We love finding the unique things that are found, made, or only exist in our community. We were very excited to find a book series that brings both of these passions together: the LUCKY TO LIVE IN series.

“It’s no secret that kids thrive when they have meaningful conversations with caring adults, but in our busy world, it’s not easy to find ways to make that happen,” says Kate B Jerome, author of LUCKY TO LIVE IN  series of 41 books with customized content for different states. “I developed the READ TOGETHER/DO TOGETHER imprint and this series to help parents and grandparents create those magic moments.” So the book not only combines storytelling with local interests (we took our family on the monorail to the space needle and the kids loved it! They also got to try their first oysters; their faces were priceless!) —but it’s also interactive in nature: as each spread offers the perfect opportunity for adults to share their own stories and wisdom about such issues as friendship, community, team spirit and more — all of which encourage conversations. I love this as I really believe in the importance of the generations sharing life, local wisdom and creating new memories together. 

A cross between a read-aloud storybook and a write-in memory book, each of the 41 books in the LUCKY TO LIVE IN series is the perfect tool to jump-start meaningful conversations between generations, like we’ve had in my family. Read-aloud rhymes set up interesting topics that have sparked countless conversations about what we love about Washington; from Sounders games to hiking Mt. Rainer. Then write-in prompts invite children to record their own views to create a personal keepsake focused on where they live. The real gift lies in the interactive nature of the book as it offers the perfect opportunity for adults to share their own stories and wisdom. Customized state content–from favorite local cuisine to interesting attractions (our family’s personal favorites include Walla Walla sweet onion rings and kayaking in the sound) — provides an even more personalized experience. Plus the book includes a MAKE YOUR OWN TIME CAPSULE activity! Perfect for us kinesthetic learners!

The LUCKY TO LIVE IN Book Series is available on Amazon.


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WIN: 24/7 Moms and Arcadia Kids Publishing are giving away a copy of a LUCKY TO LIVE IN book — plus a bonus book from the WISE ANIMAL HANDBOOK series where wise sayings and funny animal photos get kids laughing and laughing gets them talking to you! 

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Disclaimer: I have teamed up with Arcadia Publishing in support of this campaign. We received compensation for participation in this campaign. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

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