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Laugh Out Loud Children’s Books

Some of the most memorable children’s books are the ones that make you laugh. I recently gathered a long list of laugh out loud book recommendations from friends, social media, and our local librarians. Together with my ten- and eight-year-old I have narrowed the top Laugh out Loud Children’s Books down to six selections, which will be shared between two posts. Read More

Fun Books for Kindergartners

Funny Books for Kindergartners

Kindergarten is a special age for many reasons. Kids are learning to recognize sight words and write their letters, figuring out how to use scissors, and going on some of their first field trips. Regardless of where you live, every kindergarten class experience will include reading time. Read More

Two Unique Animal Books for Curious Children

The two books that I’m going to review today are from the group of books recommended by our local children’s librarian, Jo. These two really don’t have much in common other than they both have animals as a theme. But I really wanted to share them with you since I found them to be delightful and entertaining. Read More

The Best Problem Solving Books for Kids

In this day and age you hear a lot about how so many young adults don’t know how to solve problems because their parents never allowed them to encounter situations where they needed to figure things out on their own. I’ve heard people say that millennials don’t know how to handle rejection or failure because they were never given the chance to experience these things because their parents always jumped in to save them from feeling bad. Read More

Librarian’s Favorite Rhyming Books

One of the most important things that I learned during my 36-year career as an early childhood educator was the importance of phonological awareness activities. Phonological awareness is a broad skill that includes identifying and manipulating units of oral language. Simply put, it includes activities such as rhyming (cat/hat), segmenting (the word cat is broken up by saying each sound /c/-/a/-/t/) and onset and rimes (the word cat would be /c/-/at/). Read More

Cute Farm Books Part 2

Here is the second installment of my favorite farm books. As I mentioned in my previous blog, I have so many favorite farm books that I needed to make this a two-part blog. These books were published after my sons grew up, but many of them came out while I was teaching kindergarten, and they are the ones that my students loved and wanted to read over and over again. Read More