Is It Too Late to Finish Summer Reading?

The answer is, it depends. This is just about the time when I realize, each summer, that despite me telling the kids to read every day, they haven’t gotten very far. Despite my many suggestions to curl up and enjoy a book, some of the reading logs are still embarrassingly sparse. Could you imagine if […]

The Lost Art of Reading Aloud

Reclaim your family time with a good book.

20 of Our Favorite Kids’ Books on Tape

Our Favorite Books on Tape: • Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis (If you are going to read these, start at the beginning, don’t start with Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe • Wonder by R. J. Palacio • Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder  • James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl • […]

Karen’s Favorite Books to Read as a Family

Before radio and then TV and then VCRs, computers, DVDs, DVRs, laptops, iPods, iPads, Netflix, Hulu … (you get the idea) … families read. Members sat in rooms together and read their own books quietly. They read aloud to each other. They didn’t just read to the people who couldn’t read on their own, they […]

Finding the Right Books for Your Child

Here’s a great app to help you find books that are the appropriate reading level for your kids: Book Wizard. And it’s free! Scan the bar code on the back of a book and instantly find out what reading level the book is on. The app will show the grade level as well as the A-Z reading level. […]

Can Your Kids Take a Vacation from Electronics?

As various electronic devices are more readily available to kids (and at an increasingly younger age), good old-fashioned reading has become a lost art. Challenge your kids (and maybe yourself as well) to take a vacation from your devices and check out some books instead.


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