Raising a Reader

Raising a Reader I recently read Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl. I LOVE that book! Anyway, as I was reading I noticed that the Oompa-Loompas sing this song: “The most important thing we’ve learned, So far as children are concerned, Is never, NEVER, NEVER let Them near your television set– Or better still, …

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The Book Whisperer: Awakening the Inner Reader in Every Child

The Book Whisperer: Awakening the Inner Reader in Every Child by Donalyn Miller Summary: Donalyn Miller is a dedicated teacher who says she has yet to meet a child she couldn’t turn into a reader. In The Book Whisperer, Miller takes us inside her 6th grade classroom to reveal the secrets of her powerful but …

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Raising a Reader

Today’s tip is one of my favorites!!! Why? Because I get to do what I love and not feel guilty!  Be A Good Example!!!! Yep, that’s it! Be a good example and read, read, read. Read all sorts of different genres, and if you can, let your children see you reading, and let them see …

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Believe

Believe (Movie) (This movie summary is taken from an email the publicist sent me.) “In the early 80’s the legendary Manchester United football manager Sir Matt Busby helps a wayward boy fulfill his dream. Having lived with football all his life and survived the tragic 1958 Munich plane disaster in which 8 of his promising …

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Raising A Reader

Raising A Reader Having a good home library is my next tip for raising a reader. It is important to have a wide variety of good books: picture books, chapter books, nonfiction and fiction. A wide variety of topics is also a good idea. You also want to make sure you have books that are …

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Janitors Deal on Amazon

In the next few weeks I will be reviewing all 3 (Yes! Even the new one!) of the Janitors books by Tyler Whitesides. (My boys are so excited for the new one they can’t stand it!) So, in preparation for the excitement, I want to let you know about this great deal! Through the month …

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Give-Away!!!

Do you remember when I reviewed this book?: (Here is the LINK) Marilynn Halas and 4 Sunflowers Media have so kindly given me an extra copy to give away!! Do you want it??? Please comment below. Make sure to include your name and email address so I can  contact you to get your information. FYI: …

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Ephraim’s Rescue (Movie)

    Ephraim’s Rescue (Movie)   (Synopsis taken from the press kit) “From T.C. Christensen, director of the sensational pioneer film, 17 Miracles, comes the heroic true story of a simple man who was called to do the work of angels. Ephraim’s Rescue relates the story of Ephraim Hanks: a rescuer of the Martin Handcart …

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Vote For Me! (Please!)

Hooray! An unknown fan nominated my blog for skinnyscoop.com’s Top 25 Book Blogger Contest! I’m honored to be on the list with so many great book review blogs. If you could please vote for me I’d really appreciate it! I’d love to be on their Top 25 list! Simply click here and scroll down until you …

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