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: Book Review Round Up for September 2017

Here is a snapshot of books consumed during the month of September.  Lots of audiobooks as I had some drive time to fill for work. We have been reading on average four to six books per bedtime routine, none of which are highlighted below. Lots of Good Night Construction Site, Quick as a Cricket and […]

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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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