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A Page-turning Summer

It’s that time of year again. I’ve started to see the inevitable post pop up on social media. Which post? “Moms, how do you get your kids to do their summer reading?” or “Fellow moms, do you know of any great summer reading programs for the kids?” So, I thought I’d share some ideas for how to have a page-turning summer! 373 more words

Children's Literature

Picture Book Picks: Not Just for Mother's Day or Father's Day!

In the last few months, we’ve had celebrations for Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. While I do love reading themed/holiday picture books on and for specific dates, I must say I do enjoy reading picture books on all subjects throughout the year…(even more so now that I have a three year old who loves to have Halloween-themed books read aloud all the time!). 430 more words


Ten Children's Books for Building Character

At my school, we focus on building “Kids of Character.” We start each week by introducing a positive character trait on the morning announcements and continue to discuss it throughout the week. 497 more words


The Summer Wife's Book List - Summer 2018

As you know, during the school year ‘teacher wife’ does not get much time to read for pleasure. I spend so many of my waking hours teaching reading and writing to 5th graders, including read alouds, so by the time my head hits the pillow most nights, its pretty much lights out. 495 more words

a batch of slim novels for young readers

Awhile back I compiled a giant list of short novels — under 100 pages — to suit a variety of readers.  You can find that… 997 more words

Chapter/middle Grade