‘Books’ Archive

Read These Books to Your Toddler August 28, 2013 No Comments

Spoonful.com recommends 25 books to read to your toddler, and there are some tried and true picks on the list, like “Where the Wild Things Are,” “The Very Hungry Caterpillar,” and “Harry the Dirty Dog.” Click through the gallery of great reads and share with us in the comments about your favorite toddler stories.

Glennon Doyle Melton: Truth Teller and Hope Spreader July 15, 2013 1 Comment

Have you ever met Glennon Doyle Melton? We don’t mean in person (although maybe you have), but have you seen her words online? Have you seen her face and heard her voice on the talk-show circuit? Have you read her book? If so, you know she’s pretty darn inspiring, and if not, you may want [...]

Read With Your Kid December 19, 2012 No Comments

I have a reluctant reader in my house; he’s 9, and while he does like the Wimpy Kid books, and he LOVED The Strage Case of Origami Yoda, mostly, I just can’t get the kid to love reading. I’m trying, though, and my latest plan is in the works. Here’s the scoop — on Saturday, [...]

Read This Book November 30, 2012 No Comments

Rumor has it the Scholastic book “Rules” by Cynthia Lord is a pretty good read. Available on Amazon for just $6.99, this 8-and-up 2007 Newbery Honor Book tells a humorous and heartwarming story about feeling different and finding acceptance. Intrigued? You can find more information about the book on Cynthia Lord’s website, where her other [...]

Meet Marvin Redpost October 15, 2012 No Comments

We just read Louis Sachar’s Marvin Redpost book No. 5 — “Class President” — and we conquered the whole entire thing in one sit-down. I, the mom, read to my boys, ages 9 and 11, not because they couldn’t do it themselves, but because I find they are more engaged in solo reading when I [...]

Treasures at the Library September 28, 2012 No Comments

If you live in Brevard County, lucky you — you’ve got a great library system in your area! If you don’t live in Brevard County, lucky you — you’ve got online access to this system, which contains links you’re sure to love and many of which are meant to help kids learn, grow, and develop. [...]

‘Tangerine’ Is a Good Read July 9, 2012 No Comments

My soon-to-be middle schooler was assigned some summer reading, and I joined him in devouring the pages of the book we both really, really enjoyed. You might love it, too, which is why we are happy to recommend “Tangerine,” by Edward Bloor. It’s a mystery set in Tangerine County, Florida, and we’re serious when we [...]

‘Dog on the Roof’ (BOOK GIVEAWAY) June 17, 2012 No Comments

If you like a little political humor, head on over to the giveaway at Just Edits and enter to win a new addition to your coffee table.

A Girl Who Reads December 19, 2011 No Comments

Are you a girl who reads? If not, you should become one because readers make you pretty great catches. And if you have daughters, you might want to mentor them in the reading department, not just because others will want to date them, but because they will be really great, well-round women. That’s what the [...]

Kid Books You’ve Got to Get: Monday Mention October 4, 2010 No Comments

I asked my Facebook friends the other day to recommend some tried-and-true good books for second and fourth-graders, and I got such a great response, I just can’t keep this good news to myself. Here, a list of chapter books your young ones might want to try. Search them at your local library, and see [...]