Roscoe Riley Rules Throwback Thursday!

Welcome November! The end of Daylight Savings Time is the (unofficial) start of Cuddle Up with a Book season! We thought we’d kick it off with the Roscoe Riley Rules series. Katherine Applegate’s illustrated chapter series is a perfect read aloud for mixed audiences, and laugh-out-loud practice for nearly independent readers. We started reading this series with our 7-year old daughter as a read-aloud before bedtime. By the time book three arrived on the scene, she was devouring them without us! Our #TBT Review selection includes four books from the series, and we welcome reviews of any of the books in the series. Add them to our linkup or in the comments! Roscoe Riley Rules #1: Never Glue Your Friends … Read more

Easy Readers and More: I Can Read MEME for April

Welcome to the April celebration dedicated to emerging and developing readers! This month we are hosting the I Can Read Feast for New Readers here at Family Bookshelf. For the next three days we will be talking about easy reader and short chapter books. In the days to come, stop back by to find book reviews for easy reader, short and illustrated chapter books, as well as tips and ideas for nurturing the developing bookworms.   I’m going to kick us off with a little bit different idea: using a bilingual picture book as an easy reader. If you’ve got reviews of picture books that can double in this category or a review of a traditional easy reader, be sure … Read more

Dr. Seuss, Easy Readers and more: I Can Read MEME for March

Welcome to the March I Can Read! Feast for celebrating new readers. From beginning to end, March is filled with events to commemorate and celebrate reading. There is Dr. Seuss’ birthday on March 2; World Read Aloud Day on March 7; and of course Share a Story – Shape a Future, our annual blog tour! It is also National March Into Literacy month. As a way to celebrate this event, MAT@USC (Master of Arts in Teaching Delivered Online) created this infographic of the Most Loved Children’s Books. It’s worth clicking through to enlarge! There are probably a few books you recognize … including one that Dr. Seuss intended to be an easy reader: The Cat in the Hat. This month … Read more