Around the beginning of August, my mother used to always warn us that she was going to start to get us ready for school, which chiefly meant going to bed earlier and waking up earlier, which I hated. I mean, why did we need the practice? Why did I have to waste quality evening TV… Continue reading Back to School Time–Tips to Keep Reading Fun!
When I saw Mr. Schu mention Kelly Starling Lyons’ new book on Twitter, I knew it was a book we had to have in our house. Jada Jones: Rock Star is the first in a series about Jada, a fourth grader who knows a ton about rocks! I mean, just look at the cover, isn’t… Continue reading Our Book Review– Jada Jones: Rock Star
How my son almost made me rethink my affection for graphic novels
We were lucky enough to receive the book Art Parts: A Child’s Introduction to the Elements of Art, plus a couple of the companion journals from author Kim Bogren Owen. So since we’ve got some free time this summer, we turned on some Kids Bop music and decided to have some #SummerReading fun with this book.… Continue reading Art Parts by Kim Bogren Owen– A Book Review
You know, even though I feel like I’m making great progress #RaisingReaders, there are still times, especially during the summer, that I want to pull my hair out. As a result, I think this quote by Doris Lessing may be some advice that I may be employing in the near future for some motivation.
I’ve been a fan of Kwame Alexander since I closed the cover of The Crossover a few years ago. I couldn’t wait to find some child to give the book to, and I’ve been handing it out ever since, including giving all outgoing 5th graders a copy of The Crossover to read over the summer. I’ve also… Continue reading #SoloBook by Kwame Alexander and Mary Rand Hess–A Review
A short review of the book Blue Sky White Stars, by Sarvinder Naberhaus.