Reading Corner

Start Reading with Beginning Readers

Start Reading with Beginning Readers

From the time they are born, we start reading to them.  When it’s time to transition to them reading on their own, beginning readers are the perfect place to start.  Get your child ready to read in three simple steps!  First, read the book to your child.  Second, read the book together.  Third, encourage your child(…)

Books for Young Adults (Teens)

Books for Young Adults (Teens)

We write about a lot of picture books and books for young readers.  Today we are appealing to the older kids and young adults with some great reads from MacMillan Publishers. Internet Famous An engaging and relatable novel for the digital age that perfectly captures the complicated interaction between what goes on in our real(…)

Mysteries for Kids

Mysteries for Kids

I grew up reading Encyclopedia Brown and enjoyed solving mysteries with him.  There are so many more options these days (or so it seems).  Here are some great mysteries to introduce your children to solving capers. The Case of The Poached Egg: A Wilcox & Griswold Mystery By Robin Newman Illustrated by Deborah Zemke When(…)

Cyclone – Books for Young Readers

Cyclone – Books for Young Readers

Nora’s whole world plummets faster than the Cyclone roller coaster when her cousin Riley falls into a coma that Nora thinks is her fault in this warm, big-hearted debut middle-grade novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author, Doreen Cronin. Riding the Cyclone, the world famous Coney Island roller coaster, was supposed to be the highlight of(…)

Inspire the Writer Within

Inspire the Writer Within

My daughter has a lot of notebooks, some she doodles in and some she writes everything and anything in.  If you have a budding writer, inspire them with these two tools. Fireflies – A Writer’s Notebook Ideas are just like fireflies. You never know when they will flicker. But young writers will be ready with(…)

Is It Nap Time Yet?  Books About  Bedtime

Is It Nap Time Yet? Books About Bedtime

SHH! My Brother’s Napping Shh! My brother’s napping. He really needs his sleep, but with all sorts of fun to be had, it’s just so hard not to make any noise! After a tower of books and blocks comes crashing down, little brother is wide awake and it’s finally time for fun! But who’s that(…)