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.

In the Classroom: The Christmas Mouse

The teeny, tiny mouse tossed and turned in his bed unable to sleep. You might think it was because Papa Mouse was snoring or because Mama Mouse squeaked as she dreamt. But it wasn’t because of either of those two reasons. It was because he was too excited! You see, it was Christmas Eve. Everyone [...]

By | November 30th, 2016|In the Classroom, Project Literacy|2 Comments

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

Get Writing and Celebrate NaNoWriMo!

I love November! There is something about the crispness in the air, the coziness of a warm blanket as you cuddle on the couch with a good book, and the many wonderful events taking place, including NaNoWriMo! There is no need to grab your dictionary or run a spell check. NaNoWriMo stands for National [...]

By | November 10th, 2016|In the Classroom, Project Literacy|2 Comments

In the Classroom | Story Starter: A Thanksgiving Tale

The smell of Thanksgiving dinner lured the small boy out of his chair. He tossed the controller of his X-Box onto the cushion. Following the aroma of turkey and fresh baked cookies, Tommy peeked around the corner into the kitchen. With his mother’s back to the archway, he quietly tiptoed over to [...]

By | November 3rd, 2016|In the Classroom, Project Literacy|2 Comments

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

In the Classroom | Story Starter: A Halloween Tale

The small child shivered. The glass felt cold and slick as her finger followed the rain that drizzled down the window. Above her, the wind howled, and the sky thundered. A single tear slid down her cheek. Her spirit matched the gloom of the outside world. With the back of her hand, she wiped away the offending teardrop, along [...]

By | October 25th, 2016|In the Classroom, Project Literacy|Comments Off on In the Classroom | Story Starter: A Halloween Tale