My sister’s house nearly burnt down on Christmas day when her kitchen caught on fire while Skyping to me. We are now motivated to conduct a family fire drill.
Best bedtime board books and picture books from Susan Marx whose lovely poem names great read aloud books for kids.
Alien vocabulary iPad app for kids, Abductionary.
What we say to our kids becomes their inner voice. I find this out firsthand when I see my 8-year-old son’s New Year Resolution at school.
Best new chapter books for middle grade kids — grades 4 and up and ages 9 through 14.
Home library and office ideas for cozy reading spaces, book storage, secret entrances and more. Ideas to inspire reading day and night!
Girls, body image and modeling. Supermodel Cameron Russell dispels myths in her TED talk, Image Is Powerful. She also dispels the myth that supermodels are dumb.
Our 5th Grade Falls Madly in Love with Sharon Creech when they do an author study on her. Here’s hoping we can Skype her in for a school visit!
Booker T. Washington early years come to life in Fifty Cents and a Dream, detailing how Booker managed to get an education with just fifty cents in his pocket and a dream in his head.