"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!

07 May 2010

Sunday is Blog Jog Day!!

It's almost time for Blog Jog Day!!!

Sunday, May 9, 2010 is Blog Jog Day!!!

I know I will discover and follow some great blogs, and I am hoping to gather more followers on my blogs!!!! Can't wait 'til Sunday, dear readers!!

06 May 2010

Literacy Tip #3 - Take 'Em to the Library!!!

Never underestimate the power of your local library.

What could possibly be a better place to encourage your children's love of reading than the library? Where else can your little sweethearts pick as many books as their hearts desire to take home??? (And bonus for you, Mom, for being eco-friendly - book sharing is so green!) 

Libraries are not only rich with literature, but they exist to build a solid foundation for reading.  They abound with reading programs and story hours, especially during the summer.  Take advantage of it!!!

I took my little ones to the library yesterday, and they simply loved picking book after book to throw in the basket for check-out.  When we returned home, the first thing they did was sit down amidst a sea of books and READ, READ, READ

I don't know if I love to see anything more than my children hungrily lapping up literature.

Visit your local library often to support your children's literary growth.  You'll be glad you did, trust me!!

P/S...I just had to share an awesome site I discovered! Here's the link:  There's a Book.  It is a wonderful site filled with children's literature, recommendations, and giveaways.  Plus, it is a gorgeous site! Enjoy!

04 May 2010

Tuesday Book Review #4

Get ready, readers, for some amazing suspense with the Tunnels series by Brian Williams and Roderick Gordon!! 

When I first picked up Tunnels, the original book in this science-fiction series, I was immediately hooked.  (And I am not a huge sci-fi fan!) The plot and literary style both carry you into a world you could never, ever imagine.  Every page gets increasingly suspenseful, and you cannot bear to put down this book...I promise!!!

I could not WAIT for the second book, Deeper, and had very high expectations of it.  My expectations were exceeded, as the plot twisted and turned, keeping me in constant suspense!!

Freefall (Tunnels)

I have just begun reading Freefall (Tunnels), and it is a page-turner as well.  It started with a bang(!), just like the first two books.

Closer (Tunnels)

The latest installment in this incredible series is Closer (Tunnels).  I will be reading it as soon as I finish Freefall!!!

This series is appropriate for ages 10 and up.  It is an enriching literary experience, due to the unique story-line and excellent writing style of the authors.
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