50 Books Your Child Should Read before Turning 8, Part 6 – Exploration & Discovery

This is Part Three of a Six-Part Series on the 50 Books Every Child Should Read Before they Turn 8. All of these books teach valuable life lessons on: Part One: ResponsibilityPart Two: PerseverancePart Three: KindnessPart Four: Family & FriendsPart Five: CouragePart Six: Exploration & Discovery *You can click on the book titles below to go … Continue reading 50 Books Your Child Should Read before Turning 8, Part 6 – Exploration & Discovery

50 Books Your Child Should Read before Turning 8, Part 5 – Courage

This is Part Three of a Six Part Series on the 50 Books Every Child Should Read Before they Turn 8. All of these books teach valuable life lessons on: Part One: Responsibility Part Two: Perseverance Part Three: Kindness Part Four: Family & Friends Part Five: Courage Part Six: Exploration & Discovery *You can click on … Continue reading 50 Books Your Child Should Read before Turning 8, Part 5 – Courage

50 Books Your Child Should Read before Turning 8, Part Three – Kindness

This is Part Three of a Six Part Series on the 50 Books Every Child Should Read Before they Turn 8. All of these books teach valuable life lessons on: Part One: Responsibility Part Two: Perseverance Part Three: Kindness Part Four: Family & Friends Part Five: Courage Part Six: Exploration & Discovery *You can click on … Continue reading 50 Books Your Child Should Read before Turning 8, Part Three – Kindness

50 Books Your Child Should Read before Turning 8, Part Two – Responsibility

This is Part Two of a Six Part Series on the 50 Books Every Child Should Read Before they Turn 8. All of these books teach valuable life lessons on: Responsibility Perseverance Family & Friends Courage Kindness Exploration & Discovery *You can click on the book titles below to go to Amazon to purchase the … Continue reading 50 Books Your Child Should Read before Turning 8, Part Two – Responsibility

50 Books Your Child Should Read before Turning 8, Part One – Perseverance

This is Part One of a Six-Part Series on the 50 Books Every Child Should Read Before they Turn 8. All of these books teach valuable life lessons on: Perseverance Family & Friends Courage Kindness Exploration & Discovery Responsibility *You can click on the links below to go to Amazon to purchase the book. Please … Continue reading 50 Books Your Child Should Read before Turning 8, Part One – Perseverance

Plan a program with 3 Children’s Books about Never Giving Up

My daughter, Stella, never runs out of big ideas.  But she often gets upset because the ideas she has do not always turn out like she wants them to.  We have discussions often about her feelings of frustration because friends or family don’t understand what she really likes to do. I try to be extra … Continue reading Plan a program with 3 Children’s Books about Never Giving Up

Activity for Young Adults – How well do you know your Fantasy novels?

Do you love YA Fantasy novels? How well do you know some of the most popular books? Try out this fun word search activity with a twist. I provide you with the name of the book but do you know who the main character is?  It is the main character's name you are searching for … Continue reading Activity for Young Adults – How well do you know your Fantasy novels?

Book Review: Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library

If you are looking for a really great time and fun read, both Stella and I highly recommend Chris Grabenstein's Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library.   While working on Stella's Detective Badge for Girl Scouts, we revisited this book.  It is an award winning children's mystery that perfectly supported her Girl Scouts Badge work because  … Continue reading Book Review: Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library

Ways to Support the Classroom through Scholastic.

Yes, that is right. I have been called a Scholastic-aholic several times throughout my life. In grade school, the highlight of my month was bringing home the Reading Club Flier and seeing what new books were now available.  As a teacher, Scholastic provided me with a means to build my classroom library and offer additional resources to my students.  Then, working with community agencies, Scholastic provided a ways to help other nonprofits and afterschool programs.

I am a huge supported and want to highlight three ways parents can support their child and their child's school through Scholastic.