Sick of soft, slow, bedtime books? Can’t take any more peace and quiet? Want to help your toddler or preschooler reach new heights of noise? Try these fantastic books filled with animal sounds. Read More..
So you’re wondering if games are right for you or your child. Should you invest in the next generation of systems or, more importantly, the next generation of gamers? I endorse video games for what they are. But more importantly, I endorse video games for what they should be – what they teach, what they develop, what they become. I’d like to make a case for the playing of video games and in doing so reveal a bit about myself. Read More..
One of my all-time favorite genres in literature is the verse novel or book in verse. Verse novels often tackle difficult subjects and are far from boring. In fact, they are usually a faster read than prose and very hard to put down. One more page, then one more page leads to the novel’s end rather quickly. These are good for reluctant readers, Read More..
“Dude, what time is it?”
“Dude, its Adventure Time!”
If you just smiled when you read the above quotes, you must be familiar with the popular Cartoon Network series Adventure Time. Now in its fifth season Adventure Time follows the capers of Jake the Dog and Finn Read More..
You may have noticed the two, small, blue portable file boxes on the floor near the desk in the Children’s area. In one you will find current and past winners of the Newbery, Caldecott, and William Allen White awards – to name just a few. Other awards are more specific: the Scott O’Dell Award is for historical fiction, the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award is for books for Read More..
Imagine it is 1885. Now imagine you have just been sentenced to five years in the Idaho Penitentiary for murder. And now, imagine you are only ten years old! This is the situation Jake Evans finds himself in. He is officially prisoner #88 of the Idaho Territorial Penitentiary. Read More..