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...]

The Ultimate Guide to Kids’ 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...]

14 Favorite Quotes from Children’s Books

Best Children's Book Quotes

What are your favorite quotes from children's books? Here are some of mine for you to share on Facebook and Pinterest. If you don't see your favorite on here, please leave it in the comments. Roald Dahl quote from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory J.M. Barrie quote from Peter Pan Shel Silverstein quote Harry Potter quote from Harry Potter and … [Read more...]

Beautiful iPad Story App: Rom and the Whale

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"Many years ago, before our parents and grandparents were born, there was a Kingdom of gypsies called Numia . . . " So begins the magical story of Prince Rom and the Whale of Dreams, an iPad picture book story app for children. In this beautifully illustrated and written story, we hear the whispers of the wind, the tinkling notes of music, and the lilting voice of a … [Read more...]

My Child is an Advanced Kindergartner, What Should She Read?

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Advanced Kindergartner Reader Question Dear Melissa, Hi there! I follow your blog and love it! I have a question for my daughter. She's in Kindy. She can read just about anything put in front of her, but wants to read chapter books. But, she often gets overwhelmed by a lot of words on a page. Also, the comprehension skills need work. She'll fly through the words, but … [Read more...]

Kids Read and Write Gingerbread Stories

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(Today's writing idea for kids is brought to you by gingerbread people who don't want to be eaten.) After you make gingerbread cookies for the holidays, I have two more gingerbread ideas for you. First, read gingerbread stories. Second, write your own gingerbread stories. Read Best Gingerbread Man Stories We love Jan Brett's Gingerbread Baby the best but highly … [Read more...]

New Picture Books for the Christmas Season

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I'm excited to share with you new picture books for Christmas 2013! The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen, illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline You'll be drawn into this enchanting story right from the start as you follow Gerda's story when her best friend, Kai, turns mean and then, just vanishes. Gerda searches for Kai, through seasons and the whole land of Finland. … [Read more...]