Friday, January 23, 2015

Reading With Your Child

Everyone with an elementary school child knows that each child should be reading for pleasure for 20 minutes a day. This article may help you make that a reality in your home: 7 Tips to Help Make Reading With Your Child This Year Achievable.

Thought for Today

Reading and love

Children are made readers in the laps of their parents.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Time Magazine’s 100 Best Young Adult Books of All Time

100 best YA books of all time

It is more accurate to say that this is a list of Middle Grade and Young Adult books. Charlotte's Web is probably read by more third graders than high school sophomores. Then again, The Hunger Games, would be more appropriate for an older reader. Some of my favorite books are on this list including From The Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, The Invention of Hugo Cabret , Holes, A Wrinkle in Time, When You Reach Me, The Graveyard Book, Wonder, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime , Matilda and of course, The Sorcerer’s Stone (the first Harry Potter book).

Time Magazine’s 100 Best Children’s Books of All Time

100 best children's books

The list includes books we have reviewed here: Extra Yarn, Journey, The Day The Crayons Quit, The Snowy Day and Press Here. Where the Wild Things Are, The Cat in The Hat and Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good Very Bad Day and Madeline are also included. Since this is a list of picture books it is a puzzle as to why Out Of My Mind, a very worthy book, was on this list.