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“Mom, listen to this…”

I’m not a fantasy book type of reader. I consider myself an avid reader, and I’ve never read any Harry Potter books *gasp*. However, somehow (probably due to her Star Wars loving father) my daughter seems to be leaning towards this genre. She’s not into Harry Potter, but she has really gotten into the How to Train…… Continue reading “Mom, listen to this…”

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Twitter Perks for #RaisingReaders!

I have only been a part of Twitter for a little over a year, because Lord knows I didn’t need another social media thing to be attached to, but I have completely reaped the #RaisingReader benefits of it. There are tons of #kidlit authors, book agents, book bloggers, and publishers who are all on Twitter.…… Continue reading Twitter Perks for #RaisingReaders!

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Do they have to keep growing?

My son, who is in the first grade, got his first book order books this year. He picked out and got a Lego Ninjago book and a book from the Mobi Shanobi series. So, the day after he got his books, I had this conversation with him about the books: Me (pointing): “Hey, we gotta…… Continue reading Do they have to keep growing?

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Posts from Your Archives – Parenting – Raising Readers – The Little Engine That Could and the Olympics by D. Metzke

Originally posted on Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life:
Welcome to more posts from YOUR archives rather than mine. An opportunity to share blog posts from your early days of blogging or that you feel you would like to share with a new audience.. Mine. You can find details at the end of…

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Fun ideas from education.com

  Fall is here (although in some places of the US it doesn’t feel like it yet), and Education.com was nice enough to send me some samples of fun activities my kiddos could do to help bring in the new season! They both tried out a maze, and a word search that focused on prepositions,…… Continue reading Fun ideas from education.com

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Sam & Dave Dig A Hole–Our book review

How I had never seen this book before, I don’t know. But I grabbed it from our public library a couple of weeks ago, and I’m so glad I did. Sam and Dave Dig a Hole, written by Mac Barnett and illustrated by Jon Klassen is literally about what the title says, these two boys,…… Continue reading Sam & Dave Dig A Hole–Our book review