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 a math journal to cope. This book is full of math and friendship and family relationships and it is a … Continue reading "Purchase: Read Aloud Book Club Pack"
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"
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"
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”!"
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"
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"
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"
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"
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!"
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!"