Tag: reading

What’s on the Bookshelf: Family Edition

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I grew up with my nose in a book. I was never without a book and reading was a lifeline for me through some...

Why I Still Love to Read to My BIG Kids

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Ahhh, bedtime. Since becoming a parent, I’ve always looked forward to this precious time of day. When my kiddos were small and needed so-many-things...

Eight Hot Topic Books to Read With or Without Your Older...

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I enjoy books in many genres, but young adult fiction is by far my favorite section in any bookstore. For years our house had...

A Family is a Family is a Family: A Book Review

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It was one of her first art projects at her new school in first grade. She was told to draw a picture of her...

Your Local Library: Did You Know?

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Our local libraries hold the key to the world with all the books they lend, but did you know that they also hold the...

Let Them See You Read: Fostering a Love for Books in...

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"I don't like school and I hate to read!" My second grader sobbed as I sat at the kitchen table and watched helplessly as giant...

PMB Book Club: Kid-Friendly Books

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Are you tired of reading the same children's books to your kids? Those books that rhyme? Tell the same story? Are mass-produced and mass-marketed?...

What to Consider When Considering Kindergarten

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To kindergarten or not to kindergarten? That is a question for many parents with children who have birthdays on the months immediately preceding the cutoff...

Library Love: 5 Reasons to Visit

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Ahhh, the library! Where we can talk (quietly!) and our kids can learn stuff. After all, readers are leaders. I saw that on a sign...

Read to excel: Mastering the Battle of the Books

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Can you imagine your child getting as excited about reading as a Ducks or Beavers fan gets about the Civil War football game? Believe...