• Reading is Essential

    20 Solid Reasons Reading is Essential

    Reading Is Very Important, Especially for Children You have probably heard before that reading is important. You may have even heard that it can benefit you. It is not a new idea. I am going to share with you 20 solid reasons why reading is essential. What makes reading good for you. It’s good and well to say it just is, but I am going to show you reasons that prove reading is essential for everyone. The benefits are just too good to miss out on. 1. Reading builds vocabulary It is true. Reading can greatly expand your vocabulary, because you are constantly exposed to new…

  • Review: E. Nesbit's Beautiful From Shakespeare 2

    Review: E. Nesbit’s Beautiful From Shakespeare

    To read, or not to read, that is the question… I have noticed that there is some controversy about E. Nesbit’s [popup_anything id=”2337″]. There seems to be two popular opinions.  It is  one of the greatest retelling of Shakespeare’s plays ever written! When she wrote it, Edith Nesbit left out too much of the original play. It seems that people are either all for it, or not for it at all. E. Nesbit always felt that children should be introduced to Shakespeare in an easier and more enjoyable way. She thoughtfully included a glossary of difficult names in the plays and a guide on how…

  • Review of The Willoughbys: The Reason I Find This Book So Repulsive 8

    Review of The Willoughbys: The Reason I Find This Book So Repulsive

    Initial thoughts I have recently read a book called The Willoughbys by Lois Lowry. It was an equally entertaining and yet perhaps more importantly, disturbing read. I have read some of Lois Lowry’s other books such as Number the Stars and Autumn Street. I thoroughly enjoyed them both, but I had very mixed feelings about The Willoughbys. I know many of you aren’t going to agree with my thoughts on this particular book, however if you are interested in my opinion, read on. About the book Quickly, before we move on, here is a quick little bit about the book in case you haven’t yet read it. In the beginning…

  • Summer Reading Recommendations Part 3: Easy Chapter Books and Novels 12

    Summer Reading Recommendations Part 3: Easy Chapter Books and Novels

    Easy Chapter Books and Novels Welcome to part three of the Summer Reading Recommendations post. In this post I will recommend easy to read chapter books and novels. These are books that harder than you average readers, but not quite as hard to read as Inkheart or The Hobbit.  At the end of this post you will find a printable list containing all of the titles I am going to mention. If you have any book suggestions please feel free to mention them in the comment section below! Henry Huggins Series The first books I am going to recommend are the Henry Huggins books by Beverly Cleary. …

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    Summer Reading Recommendations Part 2: Easy to Read Books

    Welcome to part two of the Summer Reading Recommendations post. If you missed the first part, you can read it here. In this second part I will be recommending several easy to read books.  They vary in difficulty level, so you can look at the examples I include and judge for yourself with ones would work for your child. I have also included a printable list containing all of the titles I am going to mention, which you can find at the bottom of this post. The first books on the list are the[popup_anything id=”2123″]by Else Holmelund Minarik. The books shown are: Little Bear Little…

  • Summer Reading Recommendations Part 1: Picture Books 68

    Summer Reading Recommendations Part 1: Picture Books

    Summer is fast approaching and that means it time for me to share summer reading lists! There are so many books I could recommend to read throughout the summer, for all different age ranges and reading levels. Because of this I am going to split this post into several different parts. This is the first part containing the picture book recommendations! I am going to mention quite a few picture books in this post, to help you remember them all I have created a printable list which you can find here. I will also have the list at the bottom of this post, so if…

  • Wolf Hollow: Book Review 141

    Wolf Hollow: Book Review

    Book review: “The year I turned twelve, I learned how to lie.     I don’t mean the small fibs that children tell. I mean real lies fed by real fears — things I said and did that took me out of the life I’d always known and put me down hard into a new one.     It was the autumn of 1943 when my steady life began to spin, not only because of the war that had drawn the whole world into a screaming brawl, but also because of the dark-hearted girl who came to our hills and changed everything.” – [popup_anything id=”1810″] Growing…