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  • Royal Blood debut new track "Hook, Line and Sinker"
    Royal Blood debut new track "Hook, Line and Sinker"
    Royal Blood, the British rock duo on the tip of everyone’s tongue, have debuted a new track titled “Hook, Line and Sinker” at Reading Festival in Reading, England. The band had a coveted early evening slot on the main stage,...
  • Relax and Read
    Relax and understand history the easy way
    Since Social Studies has been relegated to the back burner in public schools – and, perhaps, even in colleges, many public figures have shown a striking ignorance of ‘the way things were’ or how people lived in earlier eras, even...
  • Common Core losing support among Americans
    Common Core losing support among Americans
    In a dramatic turnabout of public opinion, it was reported Tuesday that less than half of Americans now support the Common Core State Standards for reading and math that have been promoted by the Obama administration. The new statistics come from...
  • Vision therapy tools
    Is a vision deficit causing reading difficulties?
    Reading and attention struggles frequently become more noticed after the third grade when students begin to rely more heavily upon written materials to supplement their learning. As students progress to middle school and on to high school, reading...
  • Guardians of the Galaxy
    Movies and reading fun for families this week in Palmdale
    Kids and their parents can lay out under the stars this Friday to watch the 2014 Academy Award winning hit movie “Guardians of the Galaxy,” based on the Marvel Comics superhero group of the same name.The movie begin at dusk at the...
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    Upcoming literary events for August 2015
    Just as things are heating up, here are a few events you won’t want to miss this month. The best part is that most of these venues have air conditioning.Juniper Ellis, Loyola University-Baltimore English Professor, will be performing a...
  • Let's play
    Fun family activities for entertainment and education
    A child's development during their first five years of life directly influences his or her character and personality. Early education results in smarter children with a higher IQ thanks to better study and learning ethics. Less behaviour...
  • Read to your preschoolers and promote their brain function
    Read to your preschoolers and promote their brain function
    Before television sets became commonplace in American homes, parents took the time to read to their kids, rather than plopping them down in front of the boob tube to entertain them. However, reading to a child can be much more beneficial to a...
  • Kids swimming
    Summer fun for 2015 and beyond
    Wow, this summer is moving pretty quick. June and July have dissipated as quickly as an ice cream bar on a 90 degree day. But never fret there are still plenty of fun things for you to plan for your little ones before fall arrives and summer is a...
  • Printers Row Publishing produces books that can both amuse and educate.
    Printers Row Publishing Group: Educational books
    Books are often regarded as being one of the best ways to both entertain and educate children and adults alike. Printers Row Publishing Group is a company that understands the value of producing such books and it prides itself on creating material...
  • Second Silo City Reading Series event sends chills through the audience
    Second Silo City Reading Series event sends chills through the audience
    This past Friday at 7pm on Childs Street, the Silo City Reading Series held its second multidisciplinary event.A table in the back held featured works for sale and free refreshments in the dim and dramatic lighting of the silo, setting the mood...
  • All the Lost Things brings hope
    New child's book offers hope for all the lost things
    If you discovered a hidden trove of lost items, what is the first thing you would do? In this new child's book, All the LOST Things, Kelly Canby expresses how one little girl in a big city uses her new-found treasures tooffer hope from all of...
  • Free novel studies
    Free books and reading resources
    Need something to keep the kids from losing their learning? Looking for a quick summer read or want to discover a new author? BookBub has recommendations whether you are into fantasy, romance or mysteries. Since the company doesn’t sell...
  • Free reads: How to start a neighborhood book swap center
    Free reads: How to start a neighborhood book swap center
    Avid readers tend to accumulate stacks of books, even if many also collect titles on tablets and other electronic devices. Maybe it’s time to clean out those bookshelves and pass some of those printed treasures along. Creating a neighborhood...
  • Story anthologies to add to your bookshelf
    Story anthologies to add to your bookshelf
    Everyone loves a good story, and having a well-stocked bookshelf is a treasure for a homeschooling family. Expand the number of stories you can include on your family's shelves by shopping for anthologies. By purchasing these combined volumes,...
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