Tuesday, March 18, 2014
The New York Public Library is out with an interactive list of the best children's books of 2013. You can search by reading level, genre and theme. Click on a book that interests you and it will take you to a short description of the story. There is something for everyone.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Sunday, March 2, 2014
Back in the olden days when I was a kid (the fifties), a book was written by Rudolf Flesch called Why Johnny Can’t Read (there is nothing new in the universe). Flesch along with the journalist, John Hersey, blamed boring primers, like the Dick and Jane books, for that failure. Dr. Seuss rode to the rescue with The Cat in the Hat and Green Eggs and Ham (and many more) that even with a limited vocabulary were engaging and funny.