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Dr. Seuss Book Suggestions for Read Across America – 02/28/13

Posted on: Thursday, February 28th, 2013 in Book recommendations, Dr. Seuss, Read Across America

Saturday, March 2 is National Read Across America Day (Dr. Seuss Day) 2013.  In honor of the day, and our favorite Doctor, our book recommendations this week feature 3 books about Dr. Seuss’ Books rather than from Dr. Seuss.  You may … read more »

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If it’s spring, it must be “standardized testing” time again.

Posted on: Tuesday, February 26th, 2013 in parent involvement, spring, Standardized Testing, talking to kids

With the coming of spring we think of “March Madness”, milder weather, the return of the birds from their winter vacation spots and, lest we forget, standardized testing.  Today’s blog has some suggestions for how you can help your kids … read more »

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Picture Books for Kids. Book Suggestions – 02/21/13

Posted on: Wednesday, February 20th, 2013 in Book recommendations, Maurice Sendak, Mo Williams, Picture Books, Reading with kids

Our blog this week is about picture books.  They aren’t just for little kids.  Older kids and even adults can get a laugh out of the some of the pictures and stories.  Here are few well known ones for the … read more »

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Picture Books Aren’t Just for “Babies”.

Posted on: Tuesday, February 19th, 2013 in Book recommendations, Books, Conversation with kids, Family Activities, Picture Books, Reading with kids

>My mother always used to say a “A picture is worth a thousand words”.  Throughout my many years as a reading specialist I have always shared picture books with my students regardless of their age and reading ability.  For developing … read more »

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Black History Month – Books for Kids – 02/14/13

Posted on: Thursday, February 14th, 2013 in Black History, Black History Month, Booker T. Washington, History, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Sarah Breedlove Walker

Our blog this week is about Black History Month. Last year we recommend some great books about some of the famous people who made Black History Month possible. You can link to last year’s book recommendations here: Black History Books … read more »

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Black History Month – 2013

Posted on: Tuesday, February 12th, 2013 in Activities for kids, Black History, Black History Month, Conversation with kids, Family Activities, History

Black History Month, or National African American History Month, is an annual celebration of achievements by black Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of African Americans in U.S. history. The event grew out of “Negro History Week,” … read more »

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Presidents’ Day Books for the Kids – Book Suggestions. – 02/07/13

Posted on: Thursday, February 7th, 2013 in Abraham Lincoln, Book recommendations, Books, George Washington, History, President's Day

Our blog this week was about Presidents’ Day so it’s only appropriate that we follow it up with books about, what else, Presidents.  And, not only the presidents but also about their pets.  Our lead off book is has it … read more »

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Presidents’ Day or Washington’s Birthday, which is it?

Posted on: Tuesday, February 5th, 2013 in Abraham Lincoln, Conversation with kids, Conversations with kids, George Washington, History, President's Day, Reading, talking to kids

Presidents’ Day will be celebrated on Feb 18th – AND today in fairness to “Honest Abe”, it’s time to set the record straight. On February 18th we will be celebrating Presidents’ Day.  I have always assumed that the third Monday in … read more »

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