Host a Book Club Book Wars Party

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Make reading social by reading with your friends this spring. Host a book club where each person picks what to read-- then have a BOOK WARS party. Which book will win? (dunt-dunt-dah) Hosting a Book Wars Party 1.  Decide who to invite. (Group by interest, age or gender.) 2.  Select the first book, date, time and location. For this Book Wars meeting, each child picks a book … [Read more...]

17 Book for Kids Who Like Junie B. Jones

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A moms asked me for books and book series that were like Junie B. Jones in reading level and interest. (about a first grade reading level.) I actually don't like the Junie B. books. The grammar? I just can't do it! Her sass? Hate it. BUT, lots of kids like her. And if kids are reading, I'm (mostly) good with it. Plus, I can't turn down a parent request to recommend books … [Read more...]

New Educational Apps Kids Love

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You're looking for educational and learning apps for your kids -- apps for reading and spelling, maybe even some good book apps -- then here are some newly published gems from app store that I recommend for your kids. Educational Apps Happi and the Word Thief $2.99 While you can't practice your own spelling words, you can practice spelling general words in a fun, … [Read more...]

Irresistible Book Series for Kids

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Best Book Series Let me help you get your kid reading not just one chapter book, but chapter books in a series that you may not know about. To become a reader, your child needs that one story that makes him or her fall in love with reading. That story that transports; one that he can't put down. But, finding that story can be hard. ALL of these books are series that … [Read more...]

Free Printable Valentine’s Day Book Bucks

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This year, I'm giving my kids Valentines' Day Book Bucks instead of stuffed animals or candy. And, I've made free printable book bucks you can easily download and print for your kids, too! Gift of Book Bucks Like most kids, my kids love to choose their own books to read. They enjoy browsing the bookstore almost as much as me. (Which is one of my favorite things EVER.) I … [Read more...]

Best Books for Valentine’s Day Reading

Books for Valentine's Day Reading

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, now is the perfect time to get special books to give and read for the occasion. There's a book for everyone on this list of Valentine's Day book round-up -- from sweet to silly to yes, even gross. Valentine's Day Board Books Counting Kisses: A Kiss & Read Book by Karen Katz If you don't already have a Karen Katz book, run to … [Read more...]

Get Inspired with My Favorite Reading Quotes

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I collect quotes about learning and reading. Today I want to share with you some of my  favorite reading quotes. Enjoy! Favorite Reading Quotes "Today a reader, tomorrow a leader." - Margaret Fuller "Books make great gifts . . . they have the whole world inside of them." - Neil Gaiman "The greatest gift is a passion for reading." - Elizabeth … [Read more...]

The Ultimate Guide to Childrens Books about the Olympics

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What are the best children's books to get them excited and informed about the 2014 Winter Olympics? But first, here are all winter sports that will be featured in this year's Olympics in Sochi. Olympic Winter Sports Alpine Skiing Biathlon Bobsleigh Cross Country Skiing Curling Figure Skating Freestyle Skiing Ice Hockey Luge Nordic Combined Short Track Speed … [Read more...]