Reach & Read: Hu Wan and the Sleeping Dragon

Hu Wan and the Sleeping Dragon by Judy Young, illustrated by Jordi Solano Young and Solano have created a cohesive story, highlighting several key lessons and providing opportunity to learn more about a different time and culture, 16th Century Beijing. Solano’s detailed illustrations capture the seasons, spirit and tenor of the story’s setting. Young’s words […]

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Bee is for Books is turning THREE!

#BeeisforBooks – instilling right (pint)-sized philanthropy in children. This year Bee wants to continue supporting families at  Bailey Boushay. The What: Bee is for Books is about ensuring that all children have books of their own and removing a barrier to the critical adult child interaction of reading aloud and together. The Who: Families of […]

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Reach & Read: Rettie and the Ragamuffin Parade-A Thanksgiving Parade

Rettie and the Ragamuffin Parade-A Thanksgiving Parade by Trinka Hakes Noble, illustrated by David C. Gardner This book is set in early 1900’s, near end of World War I. It is not a funny nor overly light-heated story given the state of affairs but at its core is an admirable, warm and kind girl, Rettie, […]

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Reach & Read: Missile Toe A Very Confused Christmas

Missile Toe A Very Confused Christmas by Devin Scillian, illustrated by Marty Kelley This book had me chuckling all the way through! It is punny, clever and a great edition to our Christmas/holiday book selection. It brings back memories of singing alternative versus to classics as a tween.Devin Scillian has created a collection of poems, […]

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Reach & Read: Book Review Round Up for July and August

Whoops – I did it again! Apparently forgot to post the last few book review summaries. I have been reading a lot more but writing fewer reviews. So easy to fall behind…. but not sweatin’ it. Some of what have I been reading (besides Tremendous Tractors Dazzling Diggers, work journals and a bunch of ‘why […]

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Reach & Read: S is for Stanley Cup

S is for Stanley Cup A Hockey Championship Alphabet by Mike Ulmer, Illustrated by Chris Lyons A sporty twist on the classic alphabet book. I certainly learned a fair bit of hockey championship trivia reading this book, but the basic ABC construct was fun and engaging for my little tot as well. Read as much […]

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