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Kids' writing heroes at the Auckland Writers Festival

Did you ever wish to meet your favourite author when you were little? Did you get a chance? What did you say or ask? When I was a keen young reader, all my favourite authors were already dead. 881 more words


Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's Captain Underpants!

Captain Underpants is one of the most popular book characters for kids and his books are hardly ever on the library shelves.His hilarious adventures have kids laughing out loud. 361 more words


It's been a while!

So I’ve been super slack in the whole blogging thing. I guess i’ve not had enough to really make me ranty in a while… hehe, no that’s a lie, just haven’t had the TIME to be /longread/ ranty in a while! 272 more words

Horowitz and Gleitzman and Walliams, oh my!

Some of the biggest names in the children’s literature world are descending on Auckland next week for the Auckland Writers Festival.  I’m lucky enough to be going to the festival and I’m incredibly excited about meeting my literary idols. 183 more words


First Grade Books a First Grader Can Read!

There are hundreds of excellent picture books you can find that are perfect for reading aloud to first graders, but it isn’t always easy to find books first graders can read on their own. 348 more words

Humorous Books

Super Series for Second Graders (first graders will like these too!)

Getting kids hooked on a book series is a great way to get them reading.  The familiar characters and story line from one book to the next help with both comprehension and fluency.  473 more words

Second Grade Books