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For the LOVE of Reading…

February 14th, 2012 by melissa g
Treat your loved ones to a book on Valentine’s Day.  What book?  Any book! Here are some suggestions… Read More...

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What Are We Teaching Our Kids?

February 13th, 2012 by melissa y.
As parents, we are told over and over again, that we teach our children by example.  This extends to our reading life.  If you don’t read, your children are likely to not read. So, as the AAP says, get caught reading!  Take a moment to sit and read. Doesn’t that sound lovely? I know we Read More...

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Books for Boys

February 10th, 2012 by melissa g
What are your favorite books for boys?  Check out some of our suggestions for reluctant readers or click over to Sweet on Books for more Books for Boys. According to a recent issue of the The Guardian, these 10 titles should inspire boys who are reluctant readers.  Do you agree? Let us know what books you Read More...

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Fancy Nancy + Tina Fey?

February 9th, 2012 by melissa y.
Entertainment Weekly just announced that Fancy Nancy is being made into a movie. Sigh.  I have nothing against Fancy Nancy or it’s creator, Jane O’Connor.  I think Fancy Nancy is a brilliantly marketed machine that appeals to many readers. It just makes me sad when a sparkly, pink Fancy Nancy gets picked up time and Read More...

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March Madness for Book Lovers

February 8th, 2012 by melissa g
Are you ready for School Library Journal’s 4th annual Battle of the Kid’s Books?  It’s a competition among 16 of the best kid’s books and it’s judged by some of the best authors.  The battle begins in six weeks, but the names of the judges are starting to trickle in.  So far, the list includes last Read More...

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An Elephant in the Garden

February 7th, 2012 by melissa y.
It is not an exaggeration to say that An Elephant in the Garden is now one of my favorite books of all time.  It is a compelling story of courage, loyalty and survival.  And it is for kids!  But don’t leave this one just for your children.  Pick it up and read it with them, Read More...

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All bookstores are good…but some are better!

February 6th, 2012 by melissa g
I have to admit, these days I’m happy to see any bookstore as so many of my favorites have disappeared over the past few years.  But, as I recently learned, some bookstores definitely stand out above the rest.  Check out this article which shares pictures of the 20 MOST BEAUTIFUL BOOKSTORES in the world.  A Read More...

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2012 Winner of the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award

February 3rd, 2012 by melissa y.
“The Geisel Award is given annually to the author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished American book for beginning readers published in English in the United States during the preceding year.”  And the 2012 winner is…. Tales for Very Picky Eaters written and illustrated by Josh Schneider.  An engaging and outrageous story of a picky eater that will have Read More...

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Amazing Animation

February 2nd, 2012 by melissa g
Anyone with a love of storytelling will be spellbound by this incredible short film.  The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore is one of five nominees for the 2012 Academy Awards’ Best Animated Short, and it is definitely worth seeing. Read More...

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Reading Aloud is Not Just for Bedtime!

February 1st, 2012 by melissa y.
We all know reading to our children is very important.  Teachers tell us, experts tell us, and there are entire books devoted to the subject of reading aloud to our children.  I am not here to preach why to do it, I would just like to offer a suggestion on when to do it. Don’t Read More...

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