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How Can I Get My Child To Read Everyday?

March 28th, 2012 by melissa y.
This is something we have all struggled with and it is possible!  We just have to believe in what we are asking them to do.  We also have to be willing to do it ourselves. In the wonderful article, Slow-Books Manifesto, published in the Atlantic, Maura Kelly suggests we look at the way we consume entertainment Read More...

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Children’s Books for Springtime

March 22nd, 2012 by melissa y.
Spring has sprung.  Although, here in the Northeast, I am not sure we even had winter.  But, either way, it is officially spring and time to start celebrating and reading about it.  Grab a few of the following titles with a picnic basket and head to the park!  I can’t think of a better way Read More...

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A Sweet Treat

March 21st, 2012 by melissa g
Who can resist a book with a cover like this one? Check out Sweet! Learn more about the history of candy and much more. Read More...

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Children’s Books Apps

March 20th, 2012 by melissa y.
Are they books or are they games? Lately, we debate this a lot here at Sweet on Books. This particular app/book, created by Tropisounds, is called Emma in Africa – it is the first in a series what Tropisounds calls a Book Puzzle app. In the app/book, Emma travels the world, and along the way Read More...

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Judy Blume Goes Digital

March 20th, 2012 by melissa g
Judy Blume, a frequent tweeter, has embraced technology!  Her fans will be excited to hear that, according to Random House Children’s books, thirteen of her titles will soon be available as e-books. Let the downloading begin!  Starting at 10am on March 21st, you can enjoy classics like Blubber, Are you There God? It’s Me, Margaret, Read More...

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Children’s Choice Book Awards!

March 15th, 2012 by melissa y.
The Children’s Choice Book Awards voting is now open. Children can cast a vote for their favorite book, author and illustrator. Categories and finalists are below. The winners are announced at the 5th Annual Children’s Choice Book Awards Gala (children are invited!). Melissa and I went last year and it was a great time! Get your Read More...

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A Holocaust Book Geared to Children

March 15th, 2012 by melissa g
Librarians, teachers, parents or anyone taking on the challenge of explaining the Holocaust to young people are sure to find Terezin: Voices From the Holocaust to be a useful teaching tool. It explains what life was like in a Jewish ghetto in Czechoslovakia in the early 1940’s. Using quotes and artwork from those who were there, the Read More...

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You’ve Got Mail

March 13th, 2012 by melissa g
It doesn’t seem like that long ago that Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks were fighting it out in the 1998 movie, You’ve Got Mail, but it was on television recently, and reminded me of how much has changed since then. Back in 1998, it was the little “Shop Around the Corner” versus the big chain, Read More...

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Pottermore is Coming Soon

March 9th, 2012 by melissa g
According the the Pottermore Insider, the much anticipated pottermore.com website will be up and running in April, 2012.  So, why the wait? Apparently, they tested it out on one million lucky users and realized that the original platform would not be suitable for a larger audience. So, they’re moving to a completely different platform, and Read More...

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The Humming Room by Ellen Potter

March 5th, 2012 by melissa g
I have been looking forward to seeing Ellen Potter’s next book since I read her fascinating 2010 release, The Kneebone Boy.  And, I have to say that The Humming Room, just released on 2/28/12, did not disappoint me.  Her books are easy to read, or should I say, hard to put down.  In the beginning, it really Read More...

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