Books and Reading

How to raise a reader: Birth to age 8

How to raise a reader: Birth to age 8

Do you want to raise a reader? Do you hope your young child will love books, and have confidence as he approaches any text in school?  If you’re reading this post, you probably do, and you probably agree that one of our primary goals as […]

How to help your child become a better reader {Part 1}

How to help your child become a better reader {Part 1}

Parents and educators are over-complicating the reading process I feel like I have this secret for creating smart and wonderfully well-rounded little humans, but so many parents, educators, and other well-meaning mentors over-complicate the process. We worry about all the wrong things—the right toys, the […]

Graphic Novels for girls

Graphic Novels for girls

— This post contains Amazon affiliate links, meaning that if you make a purchase using one of these links, at no additional cost to you, I will receive a small commission to help support this blog. — My 9 year old daughter is crushing on […]

A Wonder Book Review: Wonder by R.J. Palacio

A Wonder Book Review: Wonder by R.J. Palacio

— This post contains Amazon affiliate links, meaning that if you make a purchase using one of these links, at no additional cost to you, I will receive a small commission to help support this blog. — Wonder Book Review by R.J. Palacio A movie version […]

Children’s Book Review: The One and Only Ivan

Children’s Book Review: The One and Only Ivan

— This post contains Amazon affiliate links, meaning that if you make a purchase using one of these links, at no additional cost to you, I will receive a small commission to help support this blog. — The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate was […]

The Best Educational Audio for Kids

The Best Educational Audio for Kids

— This post contains Amazon affiliate links, meaning that if you make a purchase using one of these links, at no additional cost to you, I will receive a small commission to help support this blog. — Audio improves language skills Listening to audio is […]

8 Ways to Help Your Child Read More this Summer

8 Ways to Help Your Child Read More this Summer

— This post contains Amazon affiliate links, meaning that if you make a purchase using one of these links, at no additional cost to you, I will receive a small commission to help support this blog. — Summer is a fantastic time to help your […]

7 ways to use the library to turn your kids into readers

7 ways to use the library to turn your kids into readers

— This post contains Amazon affiliate links, meaning that if you make a purchase using one of these links, at no additional cost to you, I will receive a small commission to help support this blog. — Last week, my sister Tammy shared some of […]

10 Spring Gardening Books for Toddlers

10 Spring Gardening Books for Toddlers

— This post contains Amazon affiliate links, meaning that if you make a purchase using one of these links, at no additional cost to you, I will receive a small commission to help support this blog. — Today’s post is all about books to enjoy […]

5 Must Read Memoirs

5 Must Read Memoirs

Memoir is truly one of my favorite genres. There’s something about reading a story, getting lost in it, and then remembering, “this is someone’s real life!” I’ve read lots of memoirs, true stories and biographies, and I summed up my top 5 favorites below.