Tag: "books"

Ready, Set...Baby! helps children get ready for the new addition

Ready, Set…Baby! helps children get ready for the new addition

March 13, 2017 | Comments (0)

Elizabeth Rusch wrote a darling book called “Ready, Set…Baby!” which is the perfect gift to give young children to read while they wait for their new baby brother or sister. As you turn the pages, you’ll wonder if Elizabeth could, somehow, read children’s minds. Anna and Oliver find out that their mom is expecting a […]

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Raising a Reader offers tips to help your children make reading part of #summer break

Raising a Reader offers tips to help your children make reading part of #summer break

July 7, 2016 | Comments (0)

Every summer parents fret about how to keep their children reading.  Raising A Reader, a national nonprofit organization that provides resources and guidance for families to implement home-based literacy routines, sent several tips for parents to make reading a part of the summer break. “Summer reading should be all about the parent-child experience,” said Gabrielle […]

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What a Mother Knows a good book club novel

What a Mother Knows a good book club novel

September 26, 2013 | Comments (0)

Author Leslie Lehr wrote an entire book around a question every mother asks herself every day. How far would you go to protect your child? It’s something I’ve talked about with friends, especially after something in the news creates that worried feeling in the pit of my stomach. Every mother wants to protect her child(ren) from real […]

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Faith:  Five Religions and What They Share

Faith: Five Religions and What They Share

March 15, 2012 | Comments (0)

An envelope recently arrived on my front door with review copies of many different books.  One, Faith:  Five Religions and What They Share, immediately caught my eye.  I put it aside to read it so I could discuss it with our daughters. While I read and pondered Faith:  Five Religions and What They Share, the girls […]

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When Racial Stereotypes Rear Their Ugly Heads in Kids' Books and Movies

When Racial Stereotypes Rear Their Ugly Heads in Kids’ Books and Movies

June 15, 2011 | Comments (1)

One of my favorite parts of being a parent is introducing my children to the books and movies that I loved as a kid. Now that my daughter, Zuzu, is almost 8, she is ready for some of the longer children’s books that I remember so fondly from my elementary school days. She and I just finished reading […]

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Mom Reads

Mom Reads

May 10, 2011 | Comments (1)

There are worse things to be addicted to: reading is my vice of choice. I used to feel guilty about reading while breastfeeding the kids; instead of say – staring down at them lovingly. Amidst all the craziness of life, I’ve always made a point of carving out reading time, because, well, without it, I‘d […]

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New eBook Limits Create Limits for All

New eBook Limits Create Limits for All

March 14, 2011 | Comments (6)

A story I read in my old-fashioned, printed newspaper really made me think about how many big, traditional corporations are still struggling to find a profitable business model in the digital world.  The Chicago Tribune story “Publisher puts new limits on library e-book” outlined Harper Collins’ new policy of allowing 26 downloads and then charging […]

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Leo book cover

The Day Leo Said I Hate You

November 30, 2010 | Comments (1)

When our twin girls were born, and I was in that sleep deprived, giddy bliss of new motherhood, a friend laughed and said, “Yeah, they are cute now.  Just wait until they are teens yelling I HATE YOU.  We’ll see how happy you are then.” Those words have stuck in my head. I know the […]

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Children's Book on Loving Reading

Picture Book Plea

November 5, 2010 | Comments (11)

2010 Dear Parents, Teachers, Grandparents, Childcare Givers and Babysitters, Please do not abandon me. A recent New York Times article says that picture books are fading from the literary landscape (an interesting observation coming from another format that is on a serious downward slide). It’s easy to blame the economy; picture books with their beautiful […]

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