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Thanksgiving Day Book Suggestions – 2012

Posted on: Tuesday, November 20th, 2012 in Book List, Book recommendations, Books, History, Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is only a day away but there’s still time to read some good Thanksgiving stories before everyone focuses on the upcoming holiday season.  Here are a few of my favorites. Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving by Dav Pilky is … read more »

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Book Recommendations for Back to School – 08/9/12

Posted on: Thursday, August 9th, 2012 in Back to School, Book List, Book recommendations, Family Activities, parent involvement, Reading

With summer beginning to wind down it’s time to start thinking about the new school year.  For all kids it’s a new beginning.  For some, who are just starting school, it’s an exciting time but it can also be a … read more »

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Summer Reading Book Series for Kids – 07/19/12

Posted on: Thursday, July 19th, 2012 in Action/Adventure, Activities for kids, Book List, Book recommendations, Books, fantasy, parent involvement, Reading series for kids, Science Fiction/Fantasy, Summer learning loss

To encourage your kids to continue reading over the summer we are suggesting three book series.  Each series contains a number of books so if you child enjoys one of these books he or she may be interested in reading … read more »

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Summer Reading Books Recommendations – 06/08/12

Posted on: Friday, June 8th, 2012 in Book List, Book recommendations, Family Activities, parent involvement, Reading, Summer Activities for Kids, Summer learning loss

Summer is just about here.  As the kids wind down their last few days of school, and are thinking about all of the fun they’re going to have over the summer, you can start them off with a summer reading … read more »

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Books to read to, and discuss with, your Kids – Books Recommendations – 05/31/12

Posted on: Thursday, May 31st, 2012 in Book List, Book recommendations, Family Activities, parent involvement, Reading

This week’s blog talked about the importance of having conversations with your child.  The books we’re recommending this week are for younger kids so parents can read to their kids and then have a conversation about what the book is … read more »

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Mystery Book Series for Kids – Books Recommendations – 05/24/12

Posted on: Thursday, May 24th, 2012 in Book List, Book recommendations, Books, Mystery, parent involvement, Reading, Reading series for kids, Reluctant Readers

Continuing the theme of book series recommendations from last week, this week we’re recommending mystery book series.  As we said last week, if a child finds a book he or she really likes that part of a series it’s highly … read more »

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Books by Maurice Sendak – Books Recommendations – 05/11/12

Posted on: Friday, May 11th, 2012 in Book List, Book recommendations, Maurice Sendak, Reading

Maurice Sendak, most widely known by children and parents alike, wrote for “Where the Wild Things Are” passed away this week.  An excellent article, published in New York Times , that reviews his life and work, as of this writing, … read more »

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Gizmos and Gadgets for Kids of Today and Tomorrow – Book Selections – 05/04/12

Posted on: Friday, May 4th, 2012 in Activities for kids, Activity Book, Book List, Book recommendations, Family Activities, Making predictions

Like it or not, kids live in a world of technology.  Our book selections this week focus on that world today and what we might expect that world to look like tomorrow.  Some fun reads and food for thought for … read more »

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Some Top Rated Books – Book Selections – 04/26/12

Posted on: Thursday, April 26th, 2012 in Avi, Book List, Book recommendations, Shel Silverstein

Most weeks we recommend books that are closely associated with our blog.  This week we decided to recommendation some books that are highly rated and will both educate and entertain the kids. National Geographic Kids Almanac 2012 is for kids age … read more »

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Making predictions – Book Selections – 04/20/12

Posted on: Friday, April 20th, 2012 in Activities for kids, Activity Book, Book List, Book recommendations, Family Activities, Making predictions, Science Experiments for Kids

Our blog this week was about predictions.  Keeping with that theme, we predict your child will have great fun with these activities!  And you can have fun knowing that you’re helping your child make important connections between the skills of … read more »

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