The Amelia Series by D. G. Torrens Review
The Amelia Series, books 1-3, are memoirs that chronicle the sad and difficult life of a young woman called Amelia. The books are a look at how difficult life can be for a child who does not grow up in a loving home.
Reading to Cook Together as a Family
Cooking with your kids is a fun way to encourage them to get in some reading practice. Cooking allows children to read, work with fractions, and follow directions. It give families a chance to have special time together to do meaningful work as they are using reading for life's activities.
Missing Math: A Number Mystery Review
Missing Math: A Number Mystery, written and illustrated by Loreen Leedy, authoritatively answers the question, "What good is math anyway?" This children's book starts with one of its clever rhymes to set the scene. The bright illustrations in Missing Math: A Number Mystery are digitally painted.
Harry's Spooky Surprise! Read Aloud Review
Harry's Spooky Surprise, by n. g. k. and illustrated by Janelle Dimmett, is the best book of its type that I have seen in years. I highly recommend this future classic for parents and teachers of young children. The charming prose and glorious pictures show friendship and gratitude in action.
Historical Fiction for Family Read Alouds
Family read alouds are close bonding times that help children develop a love of reading. Reading historical fiction can give children an understanding of our present-day society by seeing what the past was like and how that led to our present times. This article has a list of historical fiction.
Reading Quotations for Inspiration
Let's have some fun and get inspiration! When a kid asks, "Why do I have to read?" you can whisk out these quotations and share the wisdom of famous readers with the child. Then, sit down and read together! Make it a special time.
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