Category: Books

Reading Time is the Right Time!

March is National Reading Month! During this month, we are encouraged to read every single day.  One of my favorite things to do is read to my six-month-old grandson.  He loves to hear the stories, look at the pictures, and touch the pages of a board book.  He especially loves...

Children’s Books that Celebrate Diversity

June is a time for families like mine to celebrate our diversity and to appreciate those who have come before us and paved the way to equality. My children love meeting other “rainbow” families and seeing families like ours in advertisements, on TV and in books.  As a school librarian,...

Sorry Not Sorry

Picture this. You’re at the park.  A child walks up to your little one and joins in constructing the gravel mountain your child has been diligently working at for 15 minutes.  They make eye contact. Your sweet little angel swats at the joiner, unleashing tears streaming like Niagara Falls from...

Silver Dolphin Board Books

In 2013, only 35% of 4th grade students in our country were reading proficiently and that number is still declining according to research by the National Assessment of Education Program.  Research consistently urges families to spend time reading with children from the time they’re in the womb.  Including children’s interests...

Book Review: The Crowns of Croswald

Courtesy of publisher Stories Untold, I was provided with an advance copy in exchange for a review of The Crowns of Croswald, the first novel by author D.E. Night.  The book is being promoted as a cross between the Harry Potter and Percy Jackson series’, and the similarities are definitely...

Dive Into Summer with Nat Geo

Did you know that two months of reading skills are LOST over the summer and that it can take up to two months from the first day of school for a student’s brain development to get back on track?  “Summer Slide” is very real and has lasting repercussions that can...

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