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Susan Larson November 21, 2013 at 07:51 pm
Yes! I love this book. I wrote an article about it. Here's the link:Read More http://fredericksburg.patch.com/groups/editors-picks/p/sarah-hale-s-letter-to-lincoln-saved-thanksgiving -susan
Freya Hooper November 22, 2013 at 09:52 am
I'm so glad you are getting the word out about this lovely story. I even used it at a Girl ScoutRead More meeting last year to motivate the girls to write our town council!
chris October 25, 2013 at 07:37 am
this looks like a good one! don't forget Goosebumps, RL Stine -- my son is obsessed!!
Freya Hooper October 27, 2013 at 08:51 pm
Goosebumps is a wonderful series. I just recommended it to a parent the other day for someRead More frightfully good reading!
Thomas Paine September 19, 2013 at 12:41 pm
I recently read Ender's Game for the first time in anticipation of the movie's release. Even thoughRead More I have not been a teenager in several decades, I enjoyed the story quite a bit and have passed it on to my boys. I look forward to the movie as well as finding the time to read the sequel to "Game", "Speaker of the Dead".
Michelle McIntyre September 2, 2013 at 07:43 am
I make my son get out a brand new book every time he goes to the library because for a while he wasRead More only getting out certain books and rereading them including "Diary," Harry Potter and Percy Jackson series. Introducing the teen section to him helped.
crumpley August 28, 2013 at 05:48 pm
A recent winner, Kitten's First Full Moon, was a favorite for our daughter.Read More http://www.amazon.com/Kittens-First-Full-Kevin-Henkes/dp/0060588284/ref=cm_lmf_tit_6 Good list of winners here: http://www.amazon.com/Caldecott-Winners-Gallery/lm/R1XVRNJ3L2DW2J
Freya Hooper August 28, 2013 at 09:16 pm
Kevin Henkes is a favorite of mine. His early reader Penny series is just delightful and has beenRead More talked about around awards time. I wouldn't be surprised to see one of these books win an award.
Freya Hooper August 20, 2013 at 06:37 pm
Thanks Michelle. I love Rick Riordan too! I admire that he has been able to combineRead More action/adventure with an interest in mythology for some can't put down reads. Early chapter books represent those books between the early readers and middle grade fiction. Great for kids who are not yet ready for a novel but have moved past those books that focus on phonics. I haven't heard the term "early learning stage" in reference to book types, but I must confess I learn something new every day!
CJ Abellon August 22, 2013 at 04:19 pm
Hi! The term being used is "chapter books", like "picture books". Of course theRead More books most adults typically read are usually books made up of chapters but they get differentiated for children's literature. Any way, fun looking book! Speaking of, have you seen the Mustache Baby book?
Freya Hooper August 22, 2013 at 08:46 pm
CJ, I love the Mustache Baby book. It has wonderful tongue and cheek humor that appeals to bothRead More kids and parents. I have already given it as a gift to my nephew! I will be posting a review in the next few weeks on my blog where I profile a picture book every Friday.
Jason Alexander July 23, 2013 at 01:41 pm
Thanks for sharing. I LOVED baseball books when I was kid (and still do). I remember borrowing theRead More Angel Park All-Star series from my library and wow, looking at them now, takes me back. Making the Team - Three third-grade rookies who make the Little League baseball team aren't immediately accepted by the older players http://www.amazon.com/Making-Team-Angel-Park-All-Stars/dp/0679804269
Beatrice Karnes July 23, 2013 at 11:34 pm
My son hated to read as a child. The one thing he consumed--baseball books--from novels to stats. IRead More encouraged his reading regardless of subject matter. Today--he's a college graduate and an Air Force pilot. Just read.
Estelle Piper July 10, 2013 at 04:32 pm
Highly recommend "A Wrinkle in Time" by Madeleine L'Engle. Very enjoyable sci-fi / fantasyRead More book for all ages, both genders, with a female heroine.
Robin July 11, 2013 at 06:32 pm
Of course!!! And I think kids should read books and see movies with females DOING things instead ofRead More sitting back and letting guys do everything. That's not how the world works. We liked Ronia, the Robber's Daughter; the Theodosia books (especially if you like mysteries and Eqypt!); anything by Elizabeth Peters; the Paper Bag Princess; Enchanted; Too Many Pumpkins; Eighteen Roses Red; Miss Rumphius; and so many more!!!
Sharmaine Nunes June 19, 2013 at 10:14 am
When my daughter was "little", our favorite time of day was the bedtime story in theRead More evening. She was introduced to Shel Silverstein (The Missing Piece and The Giving Tree remain favorites), Dr. Suess (Ted Geisel, you changed the world of "grown-ups" and kids alike), Little Golden Books (I remember those!), and so many others like Good Night Moon and If You Give a Mouse a Cookie! Now that she has two small ones of her own, she is continuing the tradition... One HUGE benefit is the fostering of reading - a "gift" that can last a lifetime! Sharmaine Nunes
Freya Hooper June 24, 2013 at 07:52 am
Sharmaine, you gave your daughter a wonderful gift! My favorite growing up was always Dr. Seuss'sRead More Sleep Book, which is a book that is only to be read in bed after all!
Pearl June 13, 2013 at 02:27 pm
"...the font is too small or the page size is ackward." "ackward"???
Freya Hooper June 13, 2013 at 05:22 pm
Pearl, I know. It is amazing the sizes and shapes that books for kids take these day. I have seenRead More kids set down great books because the pages were too small, there were flaps to lift or cut outs in the story. A reluctant reader, in general, fares best when the pages are not intimidating and that includes the tactile elements of the books as well as the content.
Freya Hooper June 13, 2013 at 05:24 pm
Elena, I hope your cousin enjoys the book. Finding a great story that a child can relate to can beRead More such a powerful thing. Good luck!