Category Archive: Easy Readers

I…Robot?

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Recently, I have been fascinated by the television show “Westworld”, which describes a future world where robotics & artificial intelligence have advanced to the point of making the cybernetic beings indistinguishable from the… Continue reading

Take Me Out To The Ball…Park

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Sports teams have a habit of being wildly inconsistent from year to year.  Sometimes they win big…sometimes they occupy the cellar.  The one thing that stays relatively constant, however, is each team’s stadium… Continue reading

Holding Out For A (Super) Hero

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With the calendar about to flip into August, we are most definitely entering the “dog days of summer”.  In the entertainment industry, this time period is smack dab in the middle of “superhero… Continue reading

Summer + Water = Fun!

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As a youngster, my June-August months were spent at my grandparents’ lake cabin (pictured above) in the little north-MN town of Aitkin, MN.  While “the cabin” offered a variety of activities in which… Continue reading

Fun with Fluency

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The emergent reader stage is very fun for me as a parent and as a past educator.  I enjoy watching kids as decoding becomes easier and reading begins to transition from being work into… Continue reading

The Little Things in Life

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Maybe you thought this would be about watching a beautiful sunset, sipping hot chocolate on a cold day, or any number of other “little things” we enjoy in life. Actually, I am being… Continue reading

Graphic Novels for Younger Readers

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When I think about graphic novels, what comes to my mind first are the comic-book style graphic novels geared towards older students.  But, there are many fun, interesting, and educational titles for our… Continue reading

Mindy’s 2013 Top Ten

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This is the most difficult post I’ll write for Books in Bloom all year.  How do I narrow down the list of books I’ve loved this year to just a top ten?!  Last… Continue reading

Book Trailers

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Book trailers promote books and reading in different ways and can be really fun literacy enhancement tools. You can use a great book trailer to introduce a book to a young reader. Then,… Continue reading

Book Review: Rabbit & Robot: The Sleepover

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Rabbit & Robot: The Sleepover by Cece Bell.  September 2012. 9780763654757. Gr. 1-3 Rabbit is a planner.  His friend Robot is visiting for a sleepover, and Rabbit has their evening carefully planned out. … Continue reading