Tagged: books

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,...

Dauntless Journals to Match Your Personality

“When people start writing there is this idea that you have to get everything right first time, every sentence has to be perfect, every paragraph has to be perfect, every chapter has to be perfect, but what you’re doing is not any kind of public show, until you’re ready for...

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...

Peace Dragon Books for Children

According to data from the National Education Association, the more students read for fun on their own time, the higher their reading scores. These titles from award-winning author Linda Ragsdale are sure to engage young readers and keep them reading away all summer long!    This post contains Amazon Affiliate Links!...

12 Books to Help Teach the Six Traits of Writing

This post may contain affliate links Children books are not just for the toddler set. In fact, they are perfect tools for teaching six-trait writing to middle schoolers! From finding voice to conveying the right imagery through compelling figurative language and word choice, books that are traditionally used with Pre-K...

Madison Heights’ First #LittleFreeLibrary

I love books. I was that kid in school that got in trouble because I was too busy reading instead of doing my school work. Whenever I give a gift, I always include a book – especially when my boys go to a birthday party. Books are the one simple...

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