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.

The Witch of Blackbird Pond

When I decided to select the books for October's Halloween series, I knew I wanted to include a book for middle grade readers. One might consider The Witch of Blackbird Pond an odd selection. After all, it doesn't exactly fit the mold of your typical Halloween fanfare.

By | October 13th, 2016|Children's Books, Project Literacy|Comments Off on The Witch of Blackbird Pond

At the Old Haunted House – #BookReview

With Halloween soon approaching, I thought this would be the perfect time to introduce you to some not-so-frightening stories for your tiniest ghosts, goblins, and ghouls! (They also work perfectly for your princes and princesses, too!)

By | October 6th, 2016|Children's Books, Project Literacy|Comments Off on At the Old Haunted House – #BookReview