The Gift of Reading

When I say that I believe reading is a gift, it is a message that comes from my heart. The joy–and even sorrow–that comes from a book can be a comforting companion. The emotions and thoughts they provoke unrivaled. It is something that I want all children (and adults) to experience. It is why you will always find books underneath our Christmas tree each year.

What Is Your Book’s Magic Number? The Lexile Measure

If you are an educator or author, you are probably familiar with the term, Lexile Measure. If you are a parent, you may or may not be as familiar. However, chances are you have come across it. Before we delve too far into the subject matter, I think it is important for everyone to have a clear [...]

January 18th: The Birth of Winnie the Pooh

Actually, January 18, 1882 was the birth of Alan Alexander Milne, more commonly known as A.A. Milne, the author behind the beloved classic, Winnie the Pooh. However, without the man, there would not have been a tale for children to cherish. Each year, this date is celebrated by those who devoured Milne's story about a [...]

By | December 28th, 2016|Children's Books, In the Classroom, Project Literacy|Comments Off on January 18th: The Birth of Winnie the Pooh

Book Review: Jake & the Gingerbread Wars

If you are craving a Christmas story with a mix of adventure, danger, and heart, look no further—Jake & The Gingerbread Wars delivers. From the beginning when Gingerbread men come to life to an errant, runaway Christmas elf, this story is sure to keep children mesmerized. The mischievous little elf, known as Humbug, wants nothing [...]

By | December 14th, 2016|Children's Books, Project Literacy|Comments Off on Book Review: Jake & the Gingerbread Wars

Give the Gift of Books this Holiday – A Shopping Guide

Thanksgiving is here. It is a time for giving thanks, being with family, over-eating one of the best meals of the year, and….Black Friday. I’ll admit it, I love shopping the day after Christmas. Since I shop all year round for the holiday, it’s not that I have to go out and brave the [...]

By | November 17th, 2016|Children's Books, Project Literacy|Comments Off on Give the Gift of Books this Holiday – A Shopping Guide

Rosco the Rascal Visits the Pumpkin Patch

This is a wonderful, not-so-scary, Fall story for young chapter book readers. The antics of the frolicking, mischief-making pup are sure to capture the attention of both boys and girls and keep the pages turning as they follow Rosco, and his human family, throughout his adventurous day! Book Details Title:  Rosco the Rascal Visits the Pumpkin [...]

By | October 27th, 2016|Children's Books, Project Literacy|1 Comment

An Inside Look: Dani and the Haunted House

Let's be honest, I couldn't very well write my own book review. However, in honor of Halloween, I thought I would take this opportunity to give you an inside look at the book. I know, a bit self-serving, but I hope you'll bear with me as I would love to introduce you to some of my [...]

By | October 23rd, 2016|Children's Books, Project Literacy, Sunday Morning|Comments Off on An Inside Look: Dani and the Haunted House