Tag Archive: Eileen Spinelli

Middle Grade Read-Alouds

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Most kids love being read to, and I love reading aloud. My kids loved picture books, of course, and reading easy readers and early chapter books together. My older son, Alex, started reading… Continue reading

The Writing Process: Guest Post by Eileen Spinelli

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We are excited to welcome Eileen Spinelli as our guest author today. Her most recent book, Birdie, is a novel in verse about a young girl struggling with grief and the changes in… Continue reading

Character Ed & Picture Books

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Many picture books can be used to teach character education, and here are some recent books to teach having a positive attitude, courage, friendship, and self-esteem. Rain! by Linda Ashman, ill. by Christian… Continue reading

A Few New Wintery Picture Books

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It is January in Minnesota, and that means it is cold and snowy.  Most of the time, I don’t mind the cold and snow very much, but sometimes I need to remind myself… Continue reading