"Books to the ceiling,
Books to the sky,
My pile of books is a mile high.
How I love them! How I need them!
I'll have a long beard by the time I read them."
- Arnold Lobel


Every Tuesday is Book Review Day, where I review and recommend a children's book.

Every Wednesday is Wise Owl Wednesday, where you can butter up your brain with some children's literature facts - history, milestones, trivia ... stop by here to learn a little something about the amazing world of books for the young!

Every Thursday is Literacy Tip Day, where I offer literacy suggestions for your children based upon my teaching and parenting experience.

Keep cozy this fall with a good book!

15 April 2010

Finally, Genevieve thought, I've finished my homework! Now I can get in some quality reading time..  She picked up the new book and voraciously began reading it again.
Ignoring the world outside the pages, and winding herself deeper and deeper into the story, she didn't even notice her cat, Jasper, darting around her bedroom.  He was growing more and more agitated.
"Jasper!" Genevieve hissed, as the cat pounced into her lap, forcing her to put down the book.
The feline's gray ears were pinned back against his head, and his eyes were shining with a hyper-awareness of...something.
"Jasper, what is it? What do you see?"
Genevieve began to grow concerned with her cat's behavior, as he possessed a calm temperment most of the time.
At that very moment, she noticed something sitting on her windowsill...something that had not been there before.

13 April 2010

Tuesday Book Review

Masterpiece by Elise Broach

Written for ages 8-12, this heartwarming children's novel tells about the unique friendship between a shy boy named James and a beetle named Marvin who lives under his kitchen sink.  The two share a special bond as they get caught up in an art mystery together and must rely on their friendship to solve it.  The illustrations by Kelly Murphy are breathtaking and add a beautiful dimension to the story.  I enjoyed the simplicity and innocence of this story and would highly recommend it!

Think you'd like to read it? Buy it now!
Masterpiece Masterpiece

Also by this author:  Shakespeare's Secret

12 April 2010

I'm Back!!

Hello, readers! I have been on hiatus from this blog for quite some time...but I have returned and will be adding some new features to enhance this site! Stay tuned!
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