The Holiday Book Bag, December 2005

We have forty seasonal titles in our virtual book bag. This is our collection of books worthy of your holiday library. Whether you are sharing a picture book with a young pre-reader or have an independent reader looking for something a little more “grown up,” there’s something for everyone on our list. Arctic Airlift by Richard Ross. When Robert, listening on his radio in the Midwest, learns from an Airship Captain that the Polar Ice Pack has cracked in several places, he knew that could spell trouble for Santa, and Christmas. Can Robert get help to Santa from where he sits in Middle. This is a Santa story. [ ages 7 to 10] Auntie Claus by Elise Primavera. Sophie is … Read more

The Dog Days of Summer

August is just around the corner, and I’ve yet to discover that “quiet” part of the summer. Our collection of books to read continues to grow faster than we can send them to our family readers. In July we shipped out nearly 50 books! With school about to start in many places, there will be fewer opportunities for them to take on new material, so we’re going to use this space to advertise books available for review. Publishers and authors have sent us some truly unique books and reading-related materials. The fastest growing part of the collection is a genre of educational books that are perfect for sharing as a family or in a home-schooling situation. To participate in the … Read more