Every week, my son has trouble coming up with a book to use for his reading homework. And this baffled me. I mean, he is always reading. Sometimes, he is re-reading a book that I saw him read the week before. And, I ask him questions about the things that he reads, so I know he is really reading them.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on January 31, 2018 at 6:45am — No Comments
I am teaching my son cursive.
He was reading some Diary of a Wimpy Kids books and couldn't read the cursive bits...when I asked the school if they taught handwriting, they said no. I don't understand why handwriting is no longer taught - at least to the level that children are able to read it. So, I teach…
Added by Lauren Markman on January 12, 2018 at 7:06am — No Comments
As our fifth Multicultural Children’s Book Day holiday approaches on January 27, 2018, we are thrilled to have you as part of our amazing community of supporters! With enthusiasm, optimism and hope, we are preparing for MCBD 2017 and hope you will, again, join our celebration of diversity through children's…Continue
Added by Rebecca Flansburg on November 1, 2017 at 9:00am — No Comments
A few weeks ago I wrote about the importance of maintaining bedtime because I am obsessed with sleep. (But in reality, aren't most parents obsessed with sleep?) Then I was reminded that my amazing Mother reads my blog. She texted me to say it would be a good idea to extend my son's bedtime if he spends the…Continue
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This week I'm sharing a theme featuring dragons. The books below can engage young readers to discover the fantastic worlds that dragon live in. As always, happy reading!
Dragons are amazing in stories for kids. The artwork alone will make anyone want to pick up the book to see the adventure that awaits inside. Bold characters whose bravery leaps beyond belief…Continue
Added by Kristi Bernard on March 30, 2017 at 7:30pm — No Comments
This week I'm sharing a theme featuring picture books about reading books. The books below can engage young readers to discover wacky characters who love books and reading. As always, happy reading!
One of the many cool things about picture books is that they can be themed based. What I…Continue
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My son and I are on the couch together. I am on one end reading a book about American mahjong. He is sitting on the other end reading a Goosebumps book. (As an aside: I am completely proud that my son reads the Goosebumps books and doesn't seem scared by them. I was incredibly scared of those kinds of books when I was little. Please don't tell him that.)…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on February 3, 2017 at 6:39am — No Comments
We are a family of readers. And, although my son has reached an age in which he usually wants to read by himself at night, he does sometimes ask that I read to him. And I am always happy to oblige.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on December 26, 2016 at 8:12am — No Comments
Earlier this week, I wrote about my struggle to incorporate math into the bedtime story routine. (Still working/not working on that one.) Part of that struggle comes from the fact that I have always enjoyed reading more than math. So, I am always on the lookout for a good book deal.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on September 10, 2016 at 12:04pm — No Comments
There is something odd about my life right now.
My BFF at work asked me what I was reading these days, and after thinking about it for a few moments, I had to respond with "nothing."…
Added by Lauren Markman on August 12, 2016 at 6:16am — No Comments
If your boys are looking for a great adventure with pirates look no further.
Title: Yaakov The Pirate Hunter
Author: Nathaniel Wyckoff
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Michelle Nott is an author, poet, freelance writer and editor, former teacher (K-12), and adjunct professor. She has lived in the US, France, and Belgium and currently resides in Texas. Her interest in writing for children…Continue
Added by Mayra Calvani on July 5, 2016 at 2:49pm — No Comments
What is death to you? Is it a person or a thing? What if death was a soft heartfelt being that had all of the answers to all of the questions you’ve ever had? What if death was loving and caring and would carry you to your final resting place?
Learn more about this intriguing and handy guide at…Continue
Added by Kristi Bernard on June 11, 2016 at 12:53pm — No Comments
My son is a reader. He loves to visit our secondhand bookshop to get new books, he reads on his own all the time and he tells me that his current chapter books are too easy. (Am I bragging a little here? Yes.)…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on June 7, 2016 at 6:36am — No Comments
Years ago, before I wrote my first picture book, I thought that picture books were really easy to write. I figured, well, they are short and how hard can it be to write a short book?
How wrong I was.
First of all, when you are writing a picture book usually you are writing for a younger audience. So you have to use short sentences and simple words.
Secondly, you have to make it interesting. Most picture books are short, so you have to grab their attention and keep it.…Continue
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