Reading


Five reasons why you should read aloud to your kids and pick their favorite book
Ryan Spencer | Nov 5 2015 | comment  
Literacy expert explains the benefits of reading aloud.

Getting young people reading
Jocelyne Freundorfer | Oct 19 2015 | comment  
An elementary school librarian shares some suggestions for parents of reluctant readers.

Cat helps boy overcome dyslexia
Jennifer Minicus | Feb 23 2015 | comment  
Abby and Ben love the misfit animals in their grandfather's barn.

Will e-books kill reading?
Jane Fagan | Mar 7 2014 | comment  
Study shows e-books may be detrimental to reading skills.

One for the boys
Clare Cannon | May 24 2013 | comment  
Friendship, growing up, danger, peer pressure, Shakespeare, humour, remorseā€¦ and the meaning of life.

Improving a child’s ability (& desire) to learn
Clare Cannon | May 17 2013 | comment  
Build skills and excite interests that will stay with a child for life.

Video Review: Best New Books for 4 to 8 Year Olds
Clare Cannon | May 8 2012 | comment  
Check out this stunning mix of new books for young children.

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Clare Cannon | Jul 25 2011 | comment  
Reading this book is like enjoying a cool, refreshing beverage on a hot day.

The Wonder of Charlie Anne
Jennifer Minicus | Jun 1 2011 | comment  
Sometimes being a good friend means taking risks.

Twilight Alternatives #3: When You Reach Me
Clare Cannon | Mar 5 2011 | comment  
This intriguing story for teens by first-time author Rebecca Stead is a refreshing surprise.

E-Readers and Kids
Mariette Ulrich | Feb 24 2011 | comment  
I'd never considered that technology could be my ally...

Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Clare Cannon | Oct 31 2010 | comment  
It’s something for a book series to turn thousands of reluctant-reader middle primary kids into book enthusiasts who are starting to write their own life stories.

It’s a Book
Clare Cannon | Oct 17 2010 | comment  
Here's the perfect 'first book' for kids of the digital age.

The Mother-Daughter Book Club
Clare Cannon | Sep 28 2010 | comment  
This is actually the title of a book, but why not start your own?

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