All of the research on reading engagement AND performance points to the fact that one of the most important factors in raising readers is that they have parents who model loving to read.
Yet… I’m not sure I could call myself a reading role model. Continue reading “Am I a Visible or Invisible Role Model?”
To celebrate the month of love, kindness, and giving, I have joined some amazing Instagram accounts to bring a little more bookish love into your February. This month is often filled with chocolates and flowers – but you know we love good kids’ books around here!!
The giveaway includes:
1. Don’t Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late by Mo Willems
2. The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog by Mo Willems
3. Pigeon Soft Toy from Yottoy Productions, Inc.
4. A Malala Yousafzai themed WonderCrate Box (including Who is Malala Yousafzai book, Give Voice Postcards, Roll Models Card game, Metal carrying case and magnet) from Wonder Crate
5. A white library card tote bag from Out of Print
Do you want a chance to win? Simply visit my Instagram page (you can find it by clicking here!), find my post from Monday, February 4, and follow the directions to enter! Best of luck to you– I hope you win!
The Academy Awards of children’s literature, the American Library Association’s youth media awards, were announced Monday morning… A few followers had asked me to hold off on sharing my thoughts, because they were still reading through hopeful award winners for their own mock votes with their children, but given how absolutely excited I was for the day to come and to see what won each award, I’ve held off as long as I can! Continue reading “Our Caldecott Medal Opinions 2019”
The above photo is one my wonderful husband snapped when he got home from work one day last week, and it’s truly typical in our house and not staged!
I am a former third grade teacher (10 year in the classroom, almost all in third grade) turned stay-at-home mother to two amazing girls (ages 5 and almost 3). When I was in the classroom, my husband would frequently ask when my classroom library would be finished… Umm, as long as they keep making new and wonderful books, it’ll never be finished!
Now as a mom, I still love reading, enjoying, and learning from books as much as I ever did. My friends and family frequently ask for book recommendations or help with literacy development and understanding, so I thought a website like this would be an easy way to share and archive my thoughts.
Welcome to my website, and thanks for following me on this journey! Below, please comment with any topics or ideas around which you’d love some book recommendations!