What makes a good summer read? Is it a book that takes place during the summer months? One that evokes the feeling of freedom and fun that summer captures? Maybe it’s a book that takes place at your favorite summer destination, a travel story or a fluffy beach read. Even if your summer vacation … Continue reading "10 Books to Read For a Summer Escape!"
Welcome to the 19th installment of the Build Your Library Read Aloud Book Club! The July 2021 theme is “Science with a Dash of Magic.” This month’s selection is a beautiful story about a girl recovering from the loss of her twin by delving into the research project he left behind. It’s the perfect read-aloud … Continue reading "Purchase: Read Aloud Book Club Pack"
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 93rd 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!"
We would like to introduce one of our latest projects: History Book by Book (HBBB). HBBB is a standalone website that can be used in conjunction with your Build Your Library studies, or completely on its own. It is designed for both students and parents to find history-related book recommendations of all historical topics and … Continue reading "History Book by Book!"
March is Women’s History Month – a month dedicated to honoring and highlighting the contributions of women to history and society. In honor of that, I have some fantastic book recommendations for you to check out during the month of March! Each Wednesday throughout the month of March I will share a selected book on … Continue reading "Women’s History Month Book Recommendations 2021"
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 will share a selected book on our Build Your Library Facebook page from one on this list. Picture Books Schomburg: … Continue reading "Black History Month Book Recommendations 2021"
The sun has set on 2020, and a new year has begun. Though there is no way of predicting what new things 2021 will bring, and dwelling on the “what ifs” never helped anyone, we can at least find a little joy in exciting new book releases! Divided between picture books, middle grade, and young … Continue reading "Winter 2021 Book Releases You and Your Children Should Look Out For!"
Can you believe it’s almost fall? In some ways, it feels as if time doesn’t really exist in 2020. Wasn’t June just yesterday? But where we live the air is already starting to grow cooler. Before you know it, the leaves will start to change into beautiful shades of gold and brown and spooky Halloween … Continue reading "Fall 2020 Releases You and Your Children Should Look Out For!"
Recently, we wrote a blog post about Homeschool Tips for Traditionally Non-Homeschooling Families. In that article, I discussed how to school your children at home during the COVID-19 quarantine while normal technological advances still exist. You can still order books from Amazon or your favorite independent bookstore. You can still research topics on Google and … Continue reading "Apocalypse Schooling"
Googly eyes make everything better. We have always had odd household items decorated with googly eyes. We have spice jars in the cupboard with googly eyes. Our Amazon Echo is adorned with googly eyes. The step-open garbage can in our kitchen has googly eyes on top of it. Even our Christmas tree has a set … Continue reading "Project: Googly Eyes on Book Covers"