Category Archives: All Ages

How to Raise a Reader: 5 Tips for Parents

When my son Jack was in preschool, he read Charlotte’s Web aloud fluently to his classmates. When he was in kindergarten, he began disappearing into his room for a few hours every afternoon to read. My son is known for … Continue reading

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International Book Giving Day 2014 Poster Unveiled

International Book Giving Day is coming up soon: February 14th! (Yep, that’s also Valentine’s Day.) For those of you unfamiliar with the holiday, International Book Giving Day is a day dedicated to getting books in the hands of as many … Continue reading

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Stories From International Book Giving Day

Welcome to the International Book Giving Day blog hop! This is the place to read stories about how people around the world celebrated International Book Giving Day. (If you wrote an International Book Giving Day blog post, this is also the place … Continue reading

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How My Family Celebrated International Book Giving Day 2013

My hope with International Book Giving Day is to encourage people to simply give a book to a child: Once a year. February 14th. Give a book. International Book Giving Day is – and is intended to be – that … Continue reading

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Share Stories of How You Celebrate International Book Giving Day

Those of you with blogs are invited to share stories of how you celebrate International Book Giving Day via our International Book Giving Day blog hop! You are invited to share a story about how you celebrate International Book Giving … Continue reading

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Celebrate International Book Giving Day This February 14th!

February 14th is not only Valentine’s Day. It is also International Book Giving Day, a day dedicated to getting new, used, and borrowed books into the hands of as many children as possible. I first proposed that people celebrate International … Continue reading

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Best Booklists of 2012

As the year comes to a close, I have been appreciating all of wonderful picture books I have discovered this past year (We March, Island, Outside Your Window, The Frank Show, Extra Yarn and many more) as well as the unexpected … Continue reading

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60+ Not-to-be-Missed Picture Books: The Grand Finale!

We adults introduce children to books for a variety of reasons. We introduce children to books to teach them to read, to teach them about subjects they are interested in, and, occasionally, to impart life lessons. I embarked upon this 60 … Continue reading

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If You Live Near an Independent Bookstore…

If you live near an independent bookstore… that is well stocked… holds entertaining storytimes… is home to a store pet… or ten… supports local authors… offer shoppers a cozy place to read… is worthy of a visit from the president… … Continue reading

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60 Not-to-be-Missed Picture Books (November)

Here are 5 more not-to-be-missed picture books and a reminder to share 10 of your favorite picture books with us by December 1st! This past year, I have been sharing five not-to-be-missed picture books with you each month on the … Continue reading

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