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  • Read through October celebrating the birthdays of children's book authors!
    Read through October celebrating the birthdays of children's book authors!
    Did you know that the authors of Harold and the Purple Crayon, George and Martha, Bridge to Terabithia and the Goosebumps series all have birthdays this month?October is filled with the birthdays of children's book authors and illustrators....
  • Story Bug: Read Books Together with Video Chat and a Shared Reader
    Story Bug: Read Books Together with Video Chat and a Shared Reader
    Cricket Magazine Group & Ethervision is an award-winning children's publisher who have launched a free reading app for kids. It's available for iPad and iPhone. The app is meant to enable story time with a loved one at any moment at...
  • Serieal Killer Quarterly Issue One
    Into the Mind of an Author: Kim Cresswell
    Tell us a little bit about yourself, anything you’d like your readers to know:When I'm not writing fiction and true crime, I love to curl up with a good book or watch a movie. I'm also a gamer chick—a gaming junkie! Have been...
  • Banned Books Week 2014
    Celebrate Banned Books Week 2014
    Banned Books Week is celebrated in 2014 duringthe week ofSeptember 21-27. This annual event celebrates the freedom of everyone to read and highlights books that have been banned or challenged through the years. According to the American Library...
  • Scary Adventure
    Useless without digestion
    I often use the words “food for thought” in the articles I write in this Healthy Living column. It is my goal to offer topics that you can relate to, something that might resonate with you and/or offer clarity to help you, or perhaps...
  • One of the best school events to promote reading—Pajamarama!
    One of the best school events promoting reading—Pajamarama!
    You know that reading to your child, especially at bedtime when you're all snuggly in your PJs, it's a great time to read, and teach your child how to read.Valley View Elementary School, a public school that is one of the smallest schools...
  • In conversation with: Nicola Dufficy
    In conversation with: Nicola Dufficy
    To say Nicola Dufficy, Director of Programming and Operations of theINSPIRE! Toronto International Book Fair, is excited about the next couple months is an understatement. "We really see a place for a new festival likeINSPIRE! in Toronto,...
  • The four books in the "Little Box of Love" set.
    Book Set Review: “The Little Box of Love” by Russell Ginns
    Books are the gateway to literacy. If children are taught to enjoy books from a young age then there is a better chance that they will show an interest in reading throughout their lives. Familiarity with books can also automatically increase a...
  • The four books in the "Little Box of Bedtime" set.
    Book Set Review: “The Little Box of Bedtime” by Russell Ginns
    Books are the gateway to literacy. If children are taught to enjoy books from a young age then there is a better chance that they will show an interest in reading throughout their lives. Familiarity with books can also automatically increase a...
  • The four books in the "Little Box of Classics" set.
    Book Set Review: “The Little Box of Classics” by Russell Ginns
    Books are the gateway to literacy. If children are taught to enjoy books from a young age then there is a better chance that they will show an interest in reading throughout their lives. Familiarity with books can also automatically increase a...
  • Little Critter Library app
    Little Critter Library, digital book app subscription service
    For some kids, reading can be a chore. The daily 20 minute requirement can seem like an eternity. A balance of good content that engages kids is key. The new Little Critter Library app is a great solution for families.With a family's busy...
  • A book to a child is awesome learning
    The Library says follow my lead, read
    Whats the universal activity that is and can be done to on all levels of learning. Reading!. Reading gets the brain in a state of learning like no other. Thays why in every US School there is some kind of library. The library is the place where...
  • International Literacy Day
    International Literacy Day inspires reading on a global scale
    Today, September 8, is International Literacy Day.I mentioned in this article that I could not imagine not being able to read (at least in the English language). I couldn’t imagine looking at a word in English and having no idea as to how to...
  • 4 tips to make reading homework fun
    4 tips to make reading homework fun
    Dear LA Teacher,I’m a 7th grader at Campbell Hall in North Hollywood. My English teacher assigns us 20 minutes of silent reading every night, and we have to keep a chart of our progress. I hate to read! Could you suggest a few tips to make...
  • Learn-to-read resources
    Useful resources for teaching your child to read
    Your little one is anxious to become a reader, but teaching her can feel like an overwhelming task. How can you help her understand how to turn those squiggles on the page into sounds, words, stories and books? It will take patience and dedication...