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Want Your Child to Read More? Act Now With These 15 Easy Tips.

How would you like to learn how to help your child succeed in school? What if I said that your child’s success in school boils down to early learning, literacy, and reading? Better yet, what if I showed you 15 ways you can promote reading and literacy in your own home? Promote Reading by Being …

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New Spooky Middle Grade Books to Read This October (and Beyond)

Dig out your favorite sweater, slow cook a double batch of chili, and grab a stack of spooky middle grade books to read with your kids this October! Spooky middle grade books have value all year round, but they’re especially fun this time of year. Why? Because it’s Halloween time! The parties, the costumes, the …

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Why You Should Let Kids Choose Their Own Books

Would you select a work of horror fiction to read if you hated horror? Would you spend your free time watching football on television if you didn’t care for sports? No. The answer is always no. Why, then, do we expect our kids to read books they don’t enjoy? If we are talking about independent …

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10 New Middle Grade Book Recommendations for Summer 2020

Are you looking for exciting summer 2020 book recommendations for your middle grade reader? My middle grade bookworms devour books faster than I can say abibliophobia. I’m always on the prowl for books that readers age 9-12 might like, and 2020 looks lit 🔥! My young bibliophiles are getting a little bit of everything this …