Using Books to Inspire Creativity

Using Books to Inspire Creativity Inspiring creativity in kids is important to help them grow to be innovative problem solvers and critical thinkers. But it can’t just be taught. You can’t just say, “Okay… it’s time to be creative.” “The most powerful way to develop creativity in your students is to...

Forgotten Newberys for Girls

Forgotten Newberys for Girls I love going to the library with my kids. I love picking out books for my daughter that I remember reading. Each one is a forgotten treasure suddenly found. Before I know it poor Ruth is saying, “Mom, I think I have enough!” These Newbery Award winners are...

What Boys Really Want to Read this Summer

What Boys Really Want to Read this Summer As a mother of three girls and only one boy I am afraid to say that our book choices may be a bit lopsided. This got me thinking, What do boys like to read anyway? To find out, I interviewed a friend’s ten year old son. His answers were nothing earth shattering,...

Summer Reading Bucket List

Summer Reading Bucket List One of the things I love most about summer is that there is just so much more time to read what you want to read. School is out, the days are longer, and many of our activities from the school year come to a stop for a couple of months. Hot afternoons, long car trips,...

Books That Take You on an Enchanted Journey

Books That Take You on an Enchanted Journey Summer reading is the sort of reading I remember most growing up. Sure, I remember a few of the more memorable books, good and bad, we read in school, but books read in the summer camp out in a different part of my memory. They are the books full of whimsy, smiles,...

Summer Reading Program 2015

Summer Reading Program 2015 Last year’s Traveling Through the Pages Summer Reading program was so well-received that we decided to do it again this year. So we are back with new artwork, new challenge pages, and some fun new additions to the program. Here’s how it works. Use the form...
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