Jokes Everyone Can Enjoy Laugh Out Loud Reads

When you’ve got kids of different ages, it isn’t always easy to find books where everyone can get the jokes.   Jokes the Family Can Share If family humor is what you’re looking for, then look no further than Jess Keating’s My Life is a Zoo series. The stories are fresh and fun. They would make a nice family gift that everyone can share as a read aloud, and they do equally well as a gift to keep pre-teens and teens reading (and laughing out loud!). Here are the titles in the series: Book 1: How to Outrun a Crocodile When Your Shoes Are Untied Book 2: How to Outswim a Shark Without a Snorkel Book 3: How to Outfox Your … Read more

Dad, This Book’s About Us!

You may have seen the article with 5 reasons dads need to read to their kids. It was published by The Telegraph (UK) in September, but recently made the rounds on Twitter. The special bond that comes with reading with a child isn’t just for mom. It’s for dad, too, and one way to give dads the gift of those special moments is to give him a book where he’s one of the stars!  If you’re looking for a book for a dad-to-be or a new dad, look no further than Say Daddy! by Michael Shoulders.   More Books Featuring Dad There are lots of wonderful children’s books that feature dads as the main character. Two of the all-time favorites in … Read more

Chalk it Up as a Great Gift

I shouldn’t say this but I will – chalk is SUCH an easy gift! As you know by now, we are taking a break from our usual Throwback Thursday Book Review schedule to focus on sharing gift ideas with a literacy twist. These are featured selections from our Gift of Literacy board on Pinterest. When I started thinking about our Read It and Keep series, Chalk by Bill Thompson was one of the first titles on my list. The story is imaginative in and of itself, and with chalk in hand, it offers endless possibilities for children. Chalk Stories … This is my go-to gift for preschoolers and young elementary students. The book alone is a great gift and is sure … Read more