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The Power of Picture Books and Older Readers

I remember when my youngest son started to read chapter books on his own. I was immensley proud, but also pretty bummed because I thought the days of us snuggling on the couch and pouring over picture books was over. 179 more words


What is different about boy readers?

Historically, girls are more likely to read than boys. A majority of the parents still find it difficult to encourage their boys to read. It has become a pressing gender-gap issue facing many schools, families, and societies. 666 more words

Reaching Reluctant Readers

One of the most important things we can do for our children is to teach them to LOVE reading.  This is, of course, easier said than done.   429 more words

eBooks for the Reluctant Reader

It’s getting harder to engage a growing tech-obsessed generation of children. Reluctant readers are becoming a more prominent concern; we will be focusing on the transitional ages of 6-12. 572 more words


A Reluctant Reader No More

Nathan is a real kid with a real problem – he hates to read. I first started working with him almost three years ago when he was in fifth grade. 526 more words

Middle Grade

New series for struggling readers: Urban Underground and Cutting Edge

I’m looking forward to talking to our READ 180 classes this week about some of the series we’ve added for teens who are improving their skills. 528 more words

Young Adult Literature


This blog is borne of my passion for children’s books.  I collect vicariously, buying myself children’s books in the guise of buying them for my children – I unashamedly declare that re-discovering children’s books is one of the best things about becoming a parent.  472 more words

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