books

10 must-read multicultural children's books
January 27, 2014 7 comments

10 must-read multicultural children’s books

      Today is Multicultural Children’s Book Day, and we are celebrating diversity in children’s literature! Woo-hoo!  You better believe I’m all for it. Our kids must read a wide ...

3 cool kids, 3 cool books: what we're reading now
November 23, 2013 4 comments

3 cool kids, 3 cool books: what we’re reading now

    It’s hard to find books that work for your kids. I totally get it. So every so often, I’m going to share 3 cool kids, 3 cool books: ...

math and writing: ten apples up on top
September 30, 2013 1 comment

math and writing: ten apples up on top

    The following guest post is written by Jackie Higgins, of Ready-Set-Read. Jackie is a great friend and longtime we teach member, now a member of the we teach ...

how to help kids chose just right books
July 2, 2013 4 comments

how to help kids chose just right books

It’s hard to watch a child struggle trying to read a book that is too difficult, especially when the kiddo is adamant about plowing through it.  Whether the struggles be ...

how to create a cool, kid-friendly book nook
June 9, 2013 9 comments

how to create a cool, kid-friendly book nook

Every home should have a cozy spot reserved for reading. Call it what you want–a Book Nook, Reading Corner, Big Book Chair, whatever–but with a few key pieces, your home ...

why I don't love dr. seuss: but 3 reasons I should
February 26, 2013 63 comments

why I don’t love dr. seuss: but 3 reasons I should

Confession: I don’t love Dr. Seuss. I don’t, and I haven’t, and I won’t. So there. I said it. Only a few people know my true Dr. Seuss feelings because, ...

how to make summer reading FUN for your kids
June 20, 2012 7 comments

how to make summer reading FUN for your kids

For many children, summer reading is not a big deal. They’re readers by nature, so the task of reading ten books–or more–is a simple pleasure.  For others, however, summer reading ...

kicking off summer reading: backyard book party
June 10, 2012 6 comments

kicking off summer reading: backyard book party

The school year is slowly winding down, and finally (finally!) we’re settling into our summertime schedule–not the spring-summer overlap that has had me near crazy for the last two weeks. ...

just 1 book: author mabel katz (& signed book giveaway)
October 24, 2011 2 comments

just 1 book: author mabel katz (& signed book giveaway)

Welcome back, just 1 book! It’s been a bit since we’ve run this feature, but we are ready and rarin’ to go! I’ve met so many incredibly talented people in ...