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January 31, 2019

Things are not going well for Jake Everdale.

He is struggling in school, especially with his science class, and his parents are not amused at the repetition of F’s he continues to bring home on science quiz after science quiz.  If Jake can’t start getting his grades up,...

January 30, 2019

Kate DiCamillo is one of my favorite children’s authors. She truly is an author that was born to write stories for children. It is through her words and her memorable characters that children everywhere are finding a love for reading.

Louisiana’s Way Home is packed full...

January 29, 2019

Ellie can do anything! She can build anything! She can design anything! When Ellie faces a problem, she gets to work designing and building solutions.

In Jackson Pearce’s novel, Ellie, Engineer, we meet our beloved Ellie. She is smart, she is kind, and she is passionate...

January 28, 2019

Never tell yourself that you are ugly because you really are beautiful. Don’t let anybody tell you that you are ugly. That is not true. Everyone has a little beauty inside them. Try to find yours when reading Ugly by Robert Hodge. It is a true story about the author an...

January 25, 2019


 

James Patterson is a name among children’s literature! With over 50 book to his name, and numerous accolades, the excited murmurs that being as soon as I add a new James Patterson book to my classroom library has been rightly deserved.

Dog Diaries: A Middle School Sto...

January 24, 2019

Juno Valentine is a little girl that loves her shoes! They are her favorite pair and she always, always wears them.

Naturally, one day, Juno loses her favorite pair of shoes and she cannot seem to find them anywhere. In an effort to locate her beloved shoes, Juno starts...

January 23, 2019

I love including nonfiction text into the reading repertoire of my students and my children. The Common Core requires older elementary students to spend at least half of their instructional time in nonfiction text.

The time requirement only grows in number as the studen...

January 22, 2019


Pig is up to his usual shenanigans in Aaron Blabey's book, Pig the Star.

You would think after all the trouble he has gotten himself, throughout all of the other Pig the Pug books in this beloved series, that selfish Pig would learn from his mean ways. 

But, if one thi...

January 21, 2019

Do you like to read a  book that you can play along with the book? Then, I recommend you read Little Penguin Gets the Hiccups by Tadgh Bentley.There is a ton of author’s craft in this book. And there are a lot of lovable moments and this book is so good it is like...

January 17, 2019

After actress Kathryn Hahn had her daughter, she became flooded with words of wisdom she wished to pass on to her child. Instead of just sharing them with her daughter, Kathryn was driven to write a children's book to share her ideas of growing up to girls all over the...

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