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Is there such a thing as too much reading?

Monday, April 1st, 2013

We all want to see our children reading. Even parents who don’t love to read, (such as my own dad who refuses to) like to see their children enjoying reading. We know that it’s part of what makes us successful in life. Reading and comprehension open not only figurative doors, but literal ones as well. Having your child be able to read and understand what they are reading is a necessity. However, having your child read just for…

Freckle Juice – a fun chapter book for children aged 7 and up

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

…e was to a favourite series of picture books; If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, If You Give a Dog a Donut, and If You Give a Pig a Pancake. I loved the opening of Freckle Juice where Andrew deduces that if only he had freckles a series of events would take place. Also, because he doesn’t have freckles becomes his explanation for a variety of issues, such as paying attention in class. If he had his own freckles, he wouldn’t have to count…

Anti bullying book for beginning readers: Fancy Nancy and the Mean Girl

Sunday, November 4th, 2012

…oks for children, our page about anti bullying chapter books, graphic novels and novels for children , and our Pinterest anti bullying board Fancy Nancy and the Mean Girl is part of Harper Collins Children’s I Can Read series. Ranked by Harper Collins as “Beginning Reading Level 1,” it is generously illustrated and includes words such as appetite, splendid, speechless and canceled. Field Day is just around the corner. Most of…

Unexpected Twists and Turns in Measle and the Wrathmonk Will Engage Reluctant Readers

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

Measle and the Wrathmonk written by Ian Ogilvy Chapter book for middle grade and reluctant readers published by Oxford University Press Measle and the Wrathmonk is one of my new favourite chapter book series for middle grade readers. Ten year old Measle lives a deplorable life. He is hungry most of the time, he is fifthy and lives in a wretched house with a menacing guardian. He has been told that his parents were killed by a snake but Measle…

Why bother? Reading with your kids

Friday, September 6th, 2013

…l of warranted pride, always wants to read to us. She reads us her three stories with unique and funny accents and expressions that never fail to make me smile. My ten year old reads her own book, a series with her dad and a series with me. There’s no lack of reading going on in our house. She was given the green light to read the rest of the Harry Potter series this summer (something I was torn about allowing as she is only ten). This…

The Knife of Never Letting Go written by Patrick Ness

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

…book. The book keeps you guessing all the way through. It is very fast paced and I like that the author broke the book up into parts so that there are multiple climaxes through out, leading up to the big one at the end. As a series opener it was very promising and I think it will appeal to almost all readers, especially if you like adventure, mystery or science fiction. The Knife of Never Letting Go is one of the best books I have read in recent…

Earth Day

Monday, January 31st, 2011

…planet. “Five of the villagers would be from Canada and the United States, three villagers would speak Russian, seventy-six would have electricity and thiry-two would breath polluted air.” Part of the Citizen Kid series of books, If the World Were a Village does a marvelous job of making difficult concepts easy-to-understand and helping young readers to become mindful and appreciative of the diverse world community. Two page spreads…

Meet Author Neil McFarlane

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

…rson’s work resonated with you? I graduated through three authors as my childhood progressed: Enid Blyton (The Faraway Tree series), Tolkien (Lord of the Rings), and Ray Bradbury (The Illustrated Man). The Faraway Tree series and The Illustrated Man (and the Narnia series which I also loved) all involve traveling through a magic portal into other worlds. Lord of the Rings just was another world, no portal required. The common thread – of…

Read About Recycling – Terrific Picture Books Help Children Gain Environmental Awareness

Monday, August 12th, 2013

…How to Take Care of the Environment – written by Leslie Garrett Early Reader about recycling, waste reduction, conserving energy, pollution published by Dorling Kindersley Part of Dorling Kindersley’s DK Readers series, Earth Smart is appropriate for children aged 7 to 9. Generously illustrated with photographs, it is rated “Level 2, Beginning to Read Alone.” Introducing ways we can help to look after the environment,…

Meet Author Crystal Vaagen

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

…children’s book, Robbie Zero, Super Girl Hero. In her free time, she likes to read French poetry, go on nature hikes, and bake cookies. Her latest project includes writing the second book in the Robbie Zero, Super Girl Hero series which will be published this year. Twitter account: @robbiezero Facebook page: Website URL Tell us about your latest published children’s book. Who do you think should read it? What are you most proud of? My…

Classic Picture Book CLICK CLACK MOO Cows that Type

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

CLICK CLACK MOO Cows that Type written by Doreen Cronin and illustrated by Betsy Lewin Classic Picture Book published by Simon and Schuster Today we are continuing our Classic Picture Book series with a look at CLICK CLACK MOO Cows that Type. Originally published in 2001, it is a must-read for young children. When Farmer Brown’s cows get their hooves on an old typewriter, they put it to excellent use. They communicate with the farmer via…

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? A Classic, Must-Read Picture Book

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

Our goal with this new ‘Tuesday’ series is to introduce wonderful, classic picture books that are readily available in community libraries, in classrooms and in school libraries. We hope this on-going series will help families to discover outstanding stories and illustrations that have stood the test of time. We also hope that, through this series, young children and their caregivers will discover the joys of the read aloud…

Fabulous Fall Picture Books

Saturday, September 21st, 2013

…for toddlers or preschoolers published by Kids Can Press Beautifully vibrant and intriguing mixed media illustrations highlight this picture book for very young children. Written in rhyming couplets, the book is second in a series about Kitten. As the young cat explores the out-of-doors, young children will delight in the many animals that are encountered. Each is eating and preparing for winter. Kitten’s Autumn at Amazon.com…

Meet Author Laura Thomas

Friday, August 29th, 2014

…e you most proud of? My latest published children’s book is a Christian teen fiction novel, Tears of a Princess. It was published last year as the sequel to Tears to Dancing, and I’m currently finishing the third book in the series, Tears, Fears and Fame. As you might guess from the titles, these books are rather emotionally charged! They are written for female readers aged eleven-plus, and press into some topical issues for teen girls, always…

Anti Bullying Chapter Books, Novels and Graphic Novels

Monday, November 26th, 2012

…d will learn a variety of ways to effectively deal with bullying. Jake Drake Bully Buster is an 80 page, illustrated chapter book that is best suited to children in grades two to four. There are four titles in the Jake Drake series. Post reading questions and activities from WITS The WITS Program brings together schools, families and communities to help elementary school children deal with bullying and peer victimization. Jake Drake, Bully…

Storytime Standouts – Presenting our Highlights

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

…amilies Nursery Rhymes Seasonal Posts Middle Grade Fiction Antibullying Chapter Books, Novels and Graphic Novels Good Things Come in Threes: The Ascendance Trilogy Mysteries, Humor and School Life for Reluctant Readers Super Series Books for Grade Four Boys Three Cheers for Rick Riordan and the Lightning Thief Young Adult Fiction Intriguing, Horrifying and Fascinating: Fanatics by William Bell Out of my Mind – Sharon Draper’ Compelling Young…

The Grade Four Reading Slump – Steps to Avoid It

Thursday, September 8th, 2011

…ither alternate reading with your child or let your child sit back, listen, relax and savor the story. Drawn in by a great book and your enthusiasm for it, your child will be motivated to read increasingly challenging books. Series are especially great choices because children will often decide to read subsequent books independently. To a parent, the choice for a child to pick up book 2, 3 and 4 of a series signals, “Mission…

Bone, Fog, Ash & Star: The Last Days of Tian Di, Book 3

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

…el right at the time, but have long term consequences that need to be weighed and judged. Sometimes, life really is choosing the lesser of two evils and this is a lesson that Eliza faces constantly. In this third book of her series, Catherine Egan pulls the reader in with intense action right from the start. When Eliza’s friend, Charlie, becomes the victim of an assassination attempt, just as she’s trying to tell him she has feelings…

St. Patrick’s Day Picture Books

Monday, March 3rd, 2014

…7;s Day! at Amazon.ca Let’s Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day written by Peter and Connie Roop, illustrated by Gwen Connelly Non fiction picture book about St. Patrick’s Day published by Millbrook Press Part of a series of “Let’s Celebrate” books, Let’s Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day answers questions children in the primary grades might ask. Who was Saint Patrick? Why do we celebrate St. Patrick’s…

Halloween Theme Picture Book Treats!

Sunday, October 23rd, 2016

…A Creepy Countdown at Amazon.com A Creepy Countdown at Amazon.ca Scaredy Squirrel Prepares for Halloween written and illustrated Mélanie Watt Halloween theme picture book published by Kids Can Press Scaredy Squirrel is a fun series of picture books written and illustrated by Mélanie Watt. In Scaredy Squirrel Prepares for Halloween, Scaredy has put together eight short chapters featuring panels with maps, lists, illustrations and diagrams…

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