Posts Tagged ‘how to read’

Children’s Adventure Book: The Great Unexpected

Sharon Creech author of The Great Unexpected brings to life a magical story of wonder, bravery and connection. Melissa Gaynor, Sweet on Books reviewer tells us more: What You Need to Know: • Using magical realism, two stories of love and loss are separated by years and miles until the tiny threads that bind them are carefully sewn together. • The…

Children’s Book Review: 11 Birthdays

11 Birthdays by Wendy Mass  weaves a tale of friendship and adventure, highlighting the joys and challenges of growing up.  Sweet on Books author Melissa Young tells us more: What You Need to Know: • 11 Birthdays is a terrific read! • My nine year old daughter and her 8 year old best friend LOVED it (and so did I:)….

Classic Children’s Book: Blubber

Blubber a classic children’s book written in 1974 by Judy Blume addresses the contemporary issue of bullying in a meaningful and engaging way. Melissa Gaynor from Sweet on Books explains: What You Need to Know: • Blubber is a realistic account of bullying in a fifth grade classroom. • There are some intense, mildly violent scenes where the kids push bullying…

Recommended Adventure Book for Kids: Rain Reign

  Rain Reign by Ann M. Martin crafts a story that captivates young readers, while bringing to light complex issues of differing abilities and families. Melissa Gaynor from Sweet on Books explains: What You Need to Know: • When a super storm hits her town, a young autistic girl learns to cope with change and loss. • Rose loves homonyms,…

Recommended Book for Kids: Lost in Lexicon

Lost in Lexicon by Pendred Noyce brings adventure, self-discovery and the magic of math to life!   Learn more from Melissa Gaynor with Sweet on Books : What You Need to Know: • This “adventure in words and numbers” is perfect for readers looking for a challenge. • Lost in Lexicon is the first installment in a series. Look for The Ice Castle…

Can Children Learn to Read in Class and at Home Similarly?

The way children learn to read from teachers can be a very different from the methods used by a parent who wants to help children learn to read. A parent asks: Can kids learn to read in the classroom the way they do at home? Dr. Marion Blank, Founder of the Reading Kingdom answers: This is a fascinating question. First…