We are well into summer now, nearing the end of July and entering the month of August! Depending on where you live, you may find yourself unbearably hot in the scorching summer heat. But there’s nothing quite like curling up front of your air conditioner, sipping ice cold lemonade, and reading a good book! You … Continue reading "Summer 2019 Book Releases You and Your Children Should Look Out For!"
Our “bookiversary” for A Literary Education is coming up on May 27, marking 2 years in publication. In honor of this, we would like all of you to request that your local public library purchase a copy. Wouldn’t it be great to have our book put into their library inventory for all patrons to borrow? … Continue reading "Request “A Literary Education” Book at your Public Library"
( New Family Reading Crates On Hold ) Welcome to the 17th installment of the Build Your Library Family Reading Crate! How many have you collected? The May 2019 theme is “Books in Space!” In contrast to our February 2019 non-space related sci-fi crate, this crate is all about outer space. I’m including at four books … Continue reading "Purchase: Family Reading Crates"
All good things must come to an end. Or at least a pause. We will be taking a few months off from offering new Family Reading Crates. The May 2019 “Books in Space!” Family Reading Crates are still a go and will ship out in a week or two. But we will not be releasing … Continue reading "New Family Reading Crates On Hold"
Literary Event Planning Guide – Book Related Holidays and Author Birthdays – As you can see from the list below, there are * tons * of bookish holidays, from National (Book Something) Days, to the birthdays of beloved authors! So I went through and highlighted some of my favorites from multiple sources to put together … Continue reading "Calendar of Book Related Holidays"
Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays – I love the fall colors, the cooler temperatures, and of course, all that delicious food! We’ve all heard the story – the Pilgrims sailed to America on the Mayflower and landed on Plymouth Rock. After a rough start, they were saved by the Natives who then celebrated with … Continue reading "Unit Study: The History of Thanksgiving"
In honor of Black History Month, I thought it would be fun to again recommend some favorite books that deal with civil rights and famous African Americans. Each Wednesday throughout the month of February I shared a selected book on our Build Your Library Facebook page. Here is the recap: 2/7/2018: My first book recommendation … Continue reading "Black History Month Book Recommendations 2018"
In honor of Black History Month, I thought it would be fun to recommend some favorite books that deal with civil rights and famous African Americans. Each Wednesday throughout the month of February I shared a selected book on our Build Your Library Facebook page. Here is the recap: 2/1/2017: Today I’m highlighting One Crazy … Continue reading "Black History Month Book Recommendations 2017"
I made a video today for my Youtube channel about why I still read aloud with my teens, and I thought I would expand upon it here. Everyone who knows me, knows that I love books. I surround myself in stacks and stacks of books of every genre. So of course I want to encourage … Continue reading "The Benefits of Reading Aloud to Teens"
The leaves are changing, the air is getting crisp and cool, and the school year is new and fresh. It’s the season of apples and pumpkins and football. Autumn is one of my favorite times of the year so I have quite the collection of fall themed picture books that I love to share with … Continue reading "Favorite Fall Reads"