• 10 Steps to Raising a Reader

    All parents want their children to do well in school and to expand their learning, but often wonder what they can do at home with their children to help them become fluent readers. In 1967, Dolores Durkin conducted a study to find out just what common factors were among fluent readers. Her result... View Post
  • Celebrate Your Independence!

    In the words of Charlotte Bronte's character Jane Eyre, "I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being with an independent will." No matter who you are, no matter where you are, celebrate your independence! View Post
  • 5 Books to Get You Ready for Independence Day

    As another Independence Day approaches, Americans are busy getting their vacations and grills ready for one of the most enjoyable holidays of the year. Even the Founders wanted the 4th of July to be a joyous holiday, filled with reverence for the principles enshrined in the Declaration of Indepen... View Post
  • June 2017 New Book Releases

    There's no better way to start the summer than with a stack of new books to read! Here are 9 new releases hitting shelves this month that have got us buzzing: Fiction: The Identicals by Elin Hilderbrand After more than a decade apart, identical twins Harper and Tabitha switch islands--and lives-... View Post
  • 15 Non-Book Ways to Keep Your Child Reading This Summer

    Schools across the country are coming up on their summer breaks, a time when all students experience some degree of learning loss. This is known as "the summer slide". The research is clear — children who don't read regularly over the summer can lose up to three months of reading progress; and... View Post

From our desk

If we're not reading, we're typing away on the blog. And you have to read while you type, so I guess we're really still just reading. Enjoy!