Books

Advice from Author Elizabeth Rusch: Three Books, Three Research Methods

Late last year, Scholastic Reading Club’s editors released a list of top trends in children’s books for 2017. When I read the list, I cheered. In the number four spot: “The importance of research will grow.” “Yay!” I thought. “I’m trendy!” Trendy is not an adjective often used to describe me or my work as a… Read More Advice from Author Elizabeth Rusch: Three Books, Three Research Methods

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Scholastic Shares their newest Kids & Family Reading Report, 6th edition

Today, Scholastic released the latest research from the newest Kids & Family Reading Report, 6th edition. We learned what kids – and parents – want in books, as well as kids need for more guidance on books to read for fun.  For 10 years, this nationally representative research from Scholastic has surveyed kids ages 6-17… Read More Scholastic Shares their newest Kids & Family Reading Report, 6th edition

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The Tomten and the Fox: A sweet kidlit review to get you in the Holiday Spirit

A tomte is just another word for a gnome. Tomtes know many things. They know what the weather will be by how quickly the squirrels are gathering nuts. They know how to find the tastiest mushrooms but most importantly, they know how to talk to animals, especially foxes. The Tomten and the Fox is a story… Read More The Tomten and the Fox: A sweet kidlit review to get you in the Holiday Spirit

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How to Create Balanced Screen Time in your Home

Over the past few years I’ve watched the screen debate evolve as families choose between having a “screen-free” or a “screen-filled” home. In our family we’ve carefully chosen what is watched on TV, what Internet sites can be accessed, and enforced a strict “no cellphone until you can drive” policy. Of course, every on-line safety… Read More How to Create Balanced Screen Time in your Home

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Are You a Competitive Book Reader? It’s time for BOB (Battle of the Books)

Well if you are then it’s time for BOB Battle of the Books !!! While much of the world is engaged in college basketball heaven with March Madness, School Library Journal has a bit of their own March Madness going on with Battle of the Books aka BOB to those of us in the book… Read More Are You a Competitive Book Reader? It’s time for BOB (Battle of the Books)