Category: Books

 
August 29, 2022

  Last week, I posed the question “What is your favorite book?” as one of the entries for the Week 4 Anniversary Contest. Of course, it can be difficult to narrow down one specific favorite. But this was just for fun and I wanted to share the answers with you for your reading pleasure. Some … Continue reading "What is Your Favorite Book?"


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June 10, 2022

Maurice Sendak is widely considered to be one of the most important children’s book authors and illustrators of the 20th century. And though he died in 2012 at the age of 83, today would be his 94th birthday! Maurice Sendak was born on June 10, 1928 to Polish-Jewish immigrants and grew up in Brooklyn. He … Continue reading "Happy Birthday, Maurice Sendak!"


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March 1, 2022

(Currently no new RABCs are being added at this time, but some of the previous month’s are still available below!) Welcome to the 24th installment of the Build Your Library Read Aloud Book Club! The March 2022 theme is “Everything’s Mathematical”. This month’s selection is about a young girl dealing with a family crisis and using … Continue reading "Purchase: Read Aloud Book Club Pack"


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December 15, 2021

With the holidays upon us, everyone is busy shopping for the perfect gifts for their children. If you are anything like me, you want to build a love of reading in your children. So what do you do when their wish lists are full of video games and action figures? You find them a different … Continue reading "Literary Gifts for Children"


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November 30, 2021

December is one of my favorite months, not just for the holiday season (although that is a big part of it).  I love making goals and planning out the new year. I love setting reading challenge goals for myself and I try to encourage my children to do the same. For the past several years, … Continue reading "2022 Build Your Library Reading Challenge"


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November 8, 2021

Not to downplay November 8’s importance as the birthday of “Bram” Stoker (1847), but I wanted to dedicate this week as “Neil / Neal Birthday Week!” Two of my favorite authors, both named Neil / Neal, celebrate birthdays this week: Neil Gaiman (November 10, 1960) and Neal Shusterman (November 12, 1962). Neil Gaiman I’m sure … Continue reading "Happy “Neil / Neal Birthday Week”!"


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October 29, 2021

This is part 3 of our three-part Specific Book Recommendations posts! I asked you for your specific book requests and now I’m sharing recommendations tailored just to you and your children’s needs! Remember to add your own recommendations to these requests below in the comments! Middle-Grade Celtic Folklore: The Book of Three A Swiftly Tilting … Continue reading "Specific Book Recommendations for You! – Part 3"


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October 24, 2021

This is part 2 of our three-part Specific Book Recommendations posts! I asked you for your specific book requests and now I’m sharing recommendations tailored just to you and your children’s needs! Remember to add your own recommendations to these requests below in the comments! Stay tuned for part three coming soon! Books connected to … Continue reading "Specific Book Recommendations for You! – Part 2"


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October 21, 2021

I often get asked for specific book recommendations. Whether your child loves to read or you are trying to entice a reluctant reader – you need to find them the right book! Everyone is different and has different tastes and life experiences. So what you find fascinating, might be intensely boring to your child. Find … Continue reading "Specific Book Recommendations for You! – Part 1"


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September 30, 2021

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 my … Continue reading "Favorite Fall Reads"


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