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

Friendship + Laugh-out-Loud Antics

We’ve done lots of picture books … now its time for something a little meatier: a series of illustrated chapter books about friendship! For the next several weeks we’re going to take 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. Even kids who are now reading independently benefit from listening to an adult read a book out loud. Scroll down to check out an idea on how to give a book and also the experience of reading it aloud – even if you can’t be there. Sharing Friendship … There is lots to love about Annie Barrow’s … Read more