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The Cinderellas

With more than five hundred international variations, and dating as far back as the ninth century (with the Chinese story of Yeh-Shen), the story of a patient, kind, and unfairly treated young woman being rewarded for her goodness, has been told in many ways. 1,002 more words

Children's Literature

The I Can Read History Books

Looking for an informal way to teach American history with six, seven, and eight year olds? The I Can Read series, home to the… 533 more words

Children's Literature

The Valentine Cat

Bulla, Clyde Robert (1959). The Valentine Cat. Mahwah, NJ: Troll Associates, Inc.

One of the blessings of having half a dozen kids is that you get to enjoy certain read alouds time and time again. 350 more words

Apples to Oregon

Hopkinson, Deborah (2004). Apples to Oregon. New York: Scholastic.

This modern-day tall tale introduces young children to some of the trials and tribulations experienced by the early American pioneers.  221 more words

An Alternative: Academic Achievers Academy

In a perfect world, you send your child off to school and they return smiling, stimulated, curious, and capable. Because school is their job and they feel confident, accepted, and passionate about the work they are doing. 316 more words

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Red Sails to Capri

Weil, Ann (1952). Red Sails to Capri. New York: Viking.

It isn’t surprising that contemporary middle grade fiction would contrast starkly with books written for this age group sixty-five years ago. 425 more words

Weekly Update: Encouraging Words

Hi everyone! Sorry again for the late update. It was a very busy weekend, and I’ve finally had a moment to take time to post. 688 more words