Category: Literature

More Book Recommendations

Here is a list of books that I highly recommend.  I am grouping them by reading level.  Do not frustrate young readers by forcing them to read books at their school grade level if they aren’t ready.  Good readers grow…

Summer Reading

I always like to recommend some books for summer reading and this summer is no exception.  Instead of a list, I thought I would do longer posts about really special books.   The View from Saturday by E. L. Konigsburg…

Winnie-the-Pooh

Alan Alexander Milne (A.A. Milne) was a dedicated father.  He spent many wonderful hours with his son Christopher.  Like most dads, he loved telling his son bedtime stories.   He used his son's stuffed animals as characters in his stories.   In…

Fahrenheit 451??

This cartoon reminded me so much of Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury.  I couldn't resist sharing it.  It is meant to be funny, but the truth of it is frightening. 

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!!

  This is for funzies.  Just oodles and onezies.  The first books we read and read and read.   Just before bed and bed and bed.  Till we were red and red and red.  Check out the website for fun and…

More about Judy Blume

I have posted about Judy Blume before. She is a prolific author of literature for young people and even a few for adults. National Public Radio did a great story on her recently. Some of the article is about censorship.…

Pinballs by Betsy Byars

I just finished a really great book for young people. The Pinballs by Betsy Byars is a book about 3 youngsters who have been brought together in a foster care situation. Each child has a very different personality and a…

Reading is fun

Do you read? Do your children/students read? One of the obvious things in life is if you answered yes to the first one, the answer to the second one is almost a given. If you read, your children will grow…