As May draws to a close, we are wrapping up National Foster Care Month! There are over 442,000 children in the foster care system in America1. The kids in foster care range from… Continue reading
I love stories in verse. As the summer reading program director at my two sons’ elementary school, I found these types of novels are the easiest to get a student interested in reading for fun. In a PBS NewsHour interview, Jason Reynolds, the award winning young adult literature author, shares his ideas on how poetry can get more young people interested in reading. And I couldn’t agree with him more.
There are some folk tales that we have no collective memory of learning about for the first time, but all seem to be familiar with. The story of King Arthur seems to be… Continue reading
Read Alouds to pair with makerspace that incorporate Maker Mindset.
Thanks to our Publisher partners for making this post possible! Trying to get kids more interested in your non-fiction section? The cookbook area isn’t often a section that you would think has a… Continue reading
2018 has been a busy reading year. My Goodreads goal was 200 books (not counting picture books), and I had already met that by the end of August! It was quite difficult to… Continue reading
One of my t-shirts declares: “I read too many books to believe what I am told.” I bought it because I thought it was funny, but in all seriousness, I love learning about… Continue reading
‘Tis the season of dreaming about all the books we’d like to give and receive for the holidays! In the spirit of wish lists and adding to our own reading lists for the… Continue reading