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  • Parenting lessons learned from the Virginia Children's Book Festival
    Parenting lessons learned from the Virginia Children's Book Festival
    Whether your child is a toddler or teen, an avid reader or a reluctant reader, the key to raising a child who loves reading is choosing the right reading material. Each child is different and what works for one may not work for another.The...
  • Corpus Delectable by Mike Billington
    Corpus Delectable by Mike Billington is a delectable mystery
    Corpus Delectable introduces us to Marcy Pantano, a former harden cop reporter, now a tenacious consultant. Our tough heroine finds herself trying to prove a friend's innocence. An arduous task becoming even more difficult when her friend lies...
  • Happy readers
    Tips for parents of third graders
    Research shows that 90% of high school dropouts did not read on the third grade level thus making it one of the strongest predictors of high school graduation success. It is easy to understand why.If a student reaches fourth grade, he cannot read...
  • Irrefutable Proof by Abby L. Vandiver
    Irrefutable Proof by Abby L. Vandiver
    In the Beginningwas the first we heard about Justin, a Biblical Archeologist and sister among a group of highly educated and successful siblings. We read some excellent character building and dialogue within Vandiver’s work, -which is a...
  • Reading and writing essentials
    Tips for helping second graders become better writers
    Reading and writing go hand-in-hand. In fact, children’s skills grown the more ways we can find to read, write and tell stories with our children, especially if we remember to always applaud our young readers and emerging story writers.Below...
  • World Literacy Foundation
    Campaign launched to address growing illiteracy
    The International community received a warning today to lift its efforts to improve literacy rates. The next generation will suffer from an even greater economic and social impact if we don't act now. Speaking in Los Angeles today at the...
  • Virginia Children's Book Festival: Oct. 10-11, 2014
    Virginia Children's Book Festival: Oct. 10-11, 2014
    The inaugural Virginia Children's Book Festival is the only book festival in Virginia created just for children. The free event, hosted by Longwood University on Oct. 10-11, 2014, is designed to spark children's love of literature and...
  • Marilyn Chin wows at September 24th poetry reading
    Marilyn Chin wows at September 24th poetry reading
    The San Diego State MFA (Master of Fine Arts) Program in Creative Writing was the second of its kind in the state of California, and is now celebrating its 25th anniversary. The Hugh C. Hyde Living Writers Series, also one of the longest reading...
  • Audiobooks for Halloween
    Top 10 Audiobooks to welcome in the Halloween season
    Boo!Audiobooks.com has something that might scare the socks off you this Halloween.That would be five spooky titles for kids and five thrillers for adults looking to face their fears come the days leading up to Halloween.Audiobooks is the perfect...
  • 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...