Choosing Books for Children and Tweens

This week, I attended an elementary school book fair. It was a delightful way to observe first-hand what is popular, and what is not, with 5-12 year old readers. The book fair had a nice variety of fiction and nonfiction … Continue reading

Family Fun: Catsup and Book Festivals

“It’s a bird. It’s a plane.” Nope. Actually, it is the world’s largest catsup bottle, and it is very close to my house. I love it. Anyone who visits my home is very likely to take a field trip there. … Continue reading

Reading, Drawing, and Summer Reading Programs

As I write this, I have the windows open in my office. It isn’t summer yet, but summer is surely just around the corner. If you are a parent, a grandparent, or the caregiver of a child, I am sure … Continue reading

Engaging Kids in the Easter Message

Tomorrow is Easter! It is the day that we celebrate Jesus’ resurrection, a day of joyous celebration. How can we help children remember the important message of Easter? Elementary age kids often remember from doing something. Here are two ideas … Continue reading

3 Tips for National Reading Month with Tweens

March is National Reading Month. It is a time of celebration for book lovers. Although, truthfully, book lovers don’t need the calendar to encourage them to read. Some tweens, on the other hand, are not so thrilled to be in … Continue reading