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.

Ten Timid Ghosts

Children love Halloween. It offers them the opportunity to stretch their imaginations and become something other than themselves for one special night a year. Choosing a costume is a very important decision. Help your child embrace the Halloween season, inspire their creativity, and sneakily get them to read! How? Give them a bevy of stories [...]

By | October 20th, 2016|Children's Books, Project Literacy|2 Comments

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