Crepes by Suzette

The first time that I discovered Monica Wellington’s books was with a student of mine who loved Apple Farmer Annie. We read this book over and over again in our speech and language therapy sessions and I couldn’t wait to check out more of her books. Then I found Crepes by Suzette! For many years Crepes […]

I (HEART) Art By the Metropolitan Museum of Art

I (Heart) Art by The Metropolitan Museum of Art I received this beautiful book, I (HEART) Art By the Metropolitan Museum of Art from Abrams Books a couple of weeks ago for review. This book is like a piece of artwork with it’s eccentric design and interesting layout. The book is arranged by themes and […]

What Is Given from the Heart

What is Given From the Heart This book written by Patricia C. McKissack and illustrated by April Harrison is a wonderful book to start the new year. As a parent I am always looking for children’s literature reinforces valuable lessons. Given From the Heart helps instill important lessons about being grateful, giving and dealing with […]

I am Justice Penguin Blog Tour

“Whether it’s English, Spanish or any other language, our dreams are often the same: A loving family, kind friends. A safe place to call home and the change to reach our potential.” I am Sonia Sotomayor I am Justice Blog Tour is a perfect opportunity to share this wonderful book about a very important woman […]

Mrs. Wordsmith Review with Tips on Implementation

What is Mrs. Wordsmith? Do you want to improve your child’s language and vocabulary? Check out this amazing product, Mrs. Wordsmith. After seeing it on Instagram, I contacted the company to receive a copy for review. As a speech language pathologist, I am passionate about vocabulary growth in children, specifically those with special needs and […]

Bobs and Tweets Trick or Tweet

Are you looking for a spooky Halloween book that will help target literacy and language goals? Review Bobs and Tweets Trick or Tweet by Pepper Springfield and illustrated by Kristy Caldwell is another inventive book in the Bobs and Tweets series. In TRICK OR TWEET, the Bobs and Tweets are all set for a big Bonefish […]

Chomp Goes the Alligator

Are you looking for an interactive and fun children’s book for your young child? Check out Chomp Goes the Alligator by Matthew Van Fleet. Matthew Van Fleet writes and illustrates interactive picture books that can keep a young child learning and busy with so many different components to his books. Chomp Goes the Alligator is […]

I Am a Traveler Tour: A Review of I am Jane Goodall

“You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” Jane Goodall As my readers know, I am very big fan of Brad Meltzer’s wonderful series, Ordinary People Change The […]

Benefits of Audio Books for Children with Special Needs

Do you have any road trips planned for the rest of the summer? Have you fallen behind in reading aloud to your child? Try audio books! Audio books won’t replace reading aloud to your child but it can be wonderful way to experience literacy in a different way and together. I have been a member […]

Teaching Children with Autism about Character Perspective

As a member of the International Literacy Association, I enjoy receiving articles about literacy and evidence based strategies that are practical and interesting. In the latest journal of The Reading Teacher, July/August 2018, I gravitated towards the article titled, Understanding Character Perspective: Strategies to Support Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder by Elizabeth G. Finnegan and […]