Tools for Reading and Literacy – April 2011

Several new blogs offer parents and teachers ideas for helping kids read. The roundup also has new games and other online resources to engage kids and give them opportunities to practice their skills. Read more

The Book Bag, Podcast Reviews

We’ve got a special pocket in the Book Bag for Just One More Book! Three times a week you can listen to podcasts of the books Mark and Andrea are reading with their girls. They’ve also got great interviews, like this one with Henry Winkler, who talks about dyslexia. Here are some of recent favorites recommended by Just One More Book! Books for Kids ages 0 to 3 There Were Monkeys in my Kitchen! by Sheree Fitch, illustrated by Marc Mongeau. “Concentrated comedy, chaos, and commotion explode from every detail-packed image and fervent verse of this frenzied celebration of syllables and silliness.” (Doubleday Canada, 1992) Spotty & Eddie Learn to Compromise by Lisa M. Chalifoux, illustrated by Heather Castles. “What … Read more

The Bookbag, Books for ages 8 to 12, May/June 2007

Readers in this target audience are pretty mercurial. But even the toughest critics found books they love! Here is the current list of recently-read favorites. Blood on the Wind; The Memoirs of Flying Horse Mollie, a Yampa Ute by Lucile Bogue. This is an historical fiction account of the Meeker Massacre of 1879 on lands in Northwest Colorado. Flying Horse Mollie, a young teen and Yampa Ute tells the story. This is what our Be the Star You Are! Teen Reviewer wrote: “The reader can really get caught up in Mollie’s story and hope her Ute way of life does not disappear. Mollie, shows herself to be a heroine in the story as she perseveres and does not let her … Read more