July 2010 Blog Posts (485)

Choosing Books for Advanced Readers

On my Ink Spells blog, I've tried to give parents some content guidelines to help in choosing books for their kids. Even so, finding good books is a constant challenge as my kids are always reading faster than I can keep up. There's three of them after all; it's hardly fair.



Usually I check the AR guide first, to see what the "target" audience for the book is: publishers develop…

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Added by Susan Kaye Quinn on July 1, 2010 at 8:30am — No Comments

Twelve Tips for Reluctant Readers

I have three boys with three different learning styles and paths to reading. If you believe there is only one way to teach a child to love books, I urge you to have more than one child. And then try to teach them to read.



This great post and discussion at Imagination Soup (what a great name!) got me thinking about all the things I've done over the years to…

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Added by Susan Kaye Quinn on July 1, 2010 at 8:27am — 2 Comments

Fearing Failure

I’ve had to do some hard things in my life; I listened on the phone as my doctor told me I had breast cancer, then somehow managed to catch a flight from San Francisco to New York to be at my breast surgeon’s office the next morning; I’ve buried a husband…scattered his ashes in the ocean off the coast of Nova Scotia; I’ve flown to Russia… Continue

Added by Lanita Moss on July 1, 2010 at 6:00am — No Comments

Canadian, Eh! Friday Funny Blog Hop!

Shut up, I know it’s not Friday yet, whaddya take me for?! But it IS a long weekend for most North Americans, & even though I’d like to say I did this solely for The Empress ’cause I’m just that frikkin’ giving, (bite me), that’s not the case. My mother recently shared this video with me,…

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Added by Tracy Warner on July 1, 2010 at 1:54am — No Comments

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