Once upon a time my mother would read to us every night. We would go from book to book and explore each experience and the feelings they created within us. We read everything from the hilarious Amelia Bedelia, tongue...
To be blunt, it’s all a matter of words. So we should have been just fine; we’re both lovers of the written language. We even watched a full Great Courses lecture series on linguistics and discussed together how the...
New moms get loads of advice, whether they ask for it or not! Personally, I'm not a fan of unsolicited advice, but IF asked, I do like to recommend books.  Many people are split on whether reading books before having...
It is a BRAND NEW YEAR and if you are like just about everyone else (including me), you have some New Year's Resolutions that you are trying out for 2018. It always helps me to have a guide or...
Counting down to Christmas is almost as much fun as the holiday itself. Do a search on Pinterest and you can quickly become overwhelmed with all of the different advent calendars and ideas for counting down the days -...
Continuing my series about reading with your children (check out previous posts - Reading With Your 3 and Under Child and Reading With Your 3 - 6-Year-Old), here are some tips and books to try with your 6 -...
It's almost Halloween, and what better way to enjoy the upcoming festive holiday with your little one than with some fun, seasonal books? Not only are seasonal books great for getting into the spirit, but they are also great...
In June, I wrote about Reading With Your 3 and Under Child. The funny thing about kids is, they tend to grow! As they grow, they start to do really fun things with books and reading ... like have...
I am a children's librarian by trade. Before I was even thinking about having a baby, I was reading aloud in story time and telling parents and caregivers why reading aloud to their children was so important. I read...
For the past 20 years or so, I have been telling people what their kids should be reading. I was a school librarian for 15 years and before that, I worked at various book stores around town. I think...
13 Reasons Why is a hot topic of discussions these days. Although the book was published 10 years ago, there has been a resurgence of its popularity after Netflix recently debuted a 13 episode show based on the book. My...
Richland Library recently shared their list of the top 10 children’s book checkouts for 2016. This list tells the story of popular new books and old favorites still checked out from the library, and in great numbers. I bet...
When we became a family through adoption, we realized this new and exciting world did not contain many books that represented our new family. So we started an interesting search for children’s books that spoke about adoption, or represented...
A lot of my friends are talking about the book, The Care and Keeping of You by Valorie Schaefer.  Now I don't always jump on the bandwagon of book club popularity, but even as an adult woman, I still have...
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