Teaching a Growth Mindset through Children’s Literature

As a member of the International Literacy Association, I receive the magazine Literacy Today. In this last issue of Literacy Today, I read a wonderful article about the Growth Mindset and Children’s Literature. What is the growth mindset? According to the authors in the article, this is the “belief that one’s intelligence and skills can […]

Don’t Eat That!

I love children’s books that are illustrated and written by cartoonists. When Don’t Eat That! arrived in my mailbox I knew immediately that I would love the book! This book releases today so get your copy now. Don’t Eat That! written and illustrated by Drew Sheneman starts with a scene of a large brown bear in […]

Just Under the Clouds

Are you looking for a book to help teach empathy?  When I received the novel, Just Under the Clouds in the mail for review from Penguin, I was immediately drawn to the story. As a passionate reader of all children’s literature both young and old, I was looking forward to reading the book. On a rainy […]

Lines that Wiggle, review and author interview

When my son came home one day from his visit at the school library, he was so excited to show me the book he chose, lines that wiggle. When we read this book together, I was immediately drawn to the artistic way that the book was written and illustration. The author, Candace Whitman and illustrator, […]

Yumble

Do you find it hard cooking for your kids every night? Being a working mom, I find it so difficult getting a healthy meal on the table every night. Since both of my kids have different likes/dislikes, finding the time to cook separate meals can be challenging. When I saw Yumble on Instagram a couple […]

Orton-Gillingham to the Rescue! A Guest Post by Karina Richland

Thank you Karina for your informative post! Learning to read and spell in English would be so simple if all similar-sounds were spelled the same. They aren’t. English has so many difficult spelling rules! Take for example the letter ‘a’ as in the word ‘cake.’ The long ‘a’ sound is written differently in different words, […]

Ways to Help Your Child Develop a Positive Homework Habit

Do you have a healthy homework habits at home with your children? Homework can be so challenging especially after a long day, sports, after school activities, etc. I know that I have my own challenges with homework habits and was looking forward to seeing Annabelle’s article below! I hope you find her tips helpful. Thank […]

The Miscalculations of a Lightning Girl

Are you looking for a book that can help your child embrace their unique qualities? Do you have a child that is starting middle school next year? Check out Stacy McAnulty’s new middle grade novel, The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl. When I received this middle grade novel, I will often ask my child reviewers to […]

The Pendericks At Last

Part of what I love about reviewing books on my website is matching that passionate reader to the book that they love. When I received The Pendericks At Last, my daughter immediately commented that her friend loved the Penderick series. The Penderwicks At Last is the final book in the Penderick series by Jeanne Birdsall. […]

The World’s First Healthy Eating Doll and Picture Book

A couple of weeks ago, I was contacted by Dessi Donkova, a mom of two and the Founder of Good For Kids, a socially responsible startup dedicated to creating products that are good for kids. She recently launched a Kickstarter campaign on May 8th that aims to inspire children to eat healthy through reading and […]