Posts Tagged ‘learn 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…

Readers absorb less on Kindles than on paper, study finds

It’s been debated whether or not digital readers served the same benefits as books, and now, studies are beginning to show that books are still the boss. The Guardian has more: Research suggests that recall of plot after using an e-reader is poorer than with traditional books A new study which found that readers using a Kindle were “significantly” worse…