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Not My Typical Summer Read :: Swapping Romance Novels for Anti-Racism...

School's out, and summer is halfway over. I usually start my summer with a book or two waiting for me to read. Before kids,...

Books I’m Taking a Break From

I’m a pretty voracious reader. Ever since I was a child, I have always had a deep love of books. Fiction, mysteries...

My Favorite Apps for Preschoolers :: Tested and Approved

In our family, the policy regarding screen time is blurry, at best. Pre-quarantine, we spent a LOT of time in the car driving, and...

But I Don’t Have Time to Read

I get it. Motherhood is exhausting. And motherhood in addition to other commitments (you know, like a marriage, a job, friends) feels nearly impossible....

Using Books to Teach Our Kids About Diversity

Also commonly known as Black History Month, "National African American History Month in February celebrates the contributions that African Americans have made to American...

Ceci’s Favorite Bedtime Books :: The Toddler Years

While bedtime is a contentious time in our household, one routine that has remained steadfast is our bedtime reading. As an English teacher, I...

Which ‘Harry Potter’ Character Am I?

I don't, however, need to take any of those "Which Harry Potter Character Are You?" quizzes that pop up on my social media feed. I already know, without a doubt, which character I am.

Keep Your Kids Reading All Summer Long!

Sometimes, the idea of reading a whole book can feel overwhelming to a reluctant reader, no matter the length of the book. For some kids, convincing them to read a magazine, or even part of a magazine, will be a much easier sell. Graphic novels can similarly draw in reluctant readers due to the high volume of images per page, often decreasing reading anxiety and increasing interest level.

5 Ways to Raise a Book Lover

Let your children see you reading. It can be hard to put down the phone and pick up a book or leave the laundry for later (OK, maybe that’s not too hard). I know you may be interrupted 100 times and it may take an hour to get through a page, but it’s worth a try. Our children, especially when they are little, want to do what we do. If they see us reading for enjoyment, they will see it as something fun and want to do it too.

Unexpected Boston-Area Library Perks

I'm a public library super fan — there's no denying it. As I've written before, one of the things I prioritize as a mother is...

Storytime Switch-Up :: 4 Ways to Reinvent How You Read with...

When you think of spring, what comes to mind? For me, it's rain showers and daffodils, brisk walks and sunny days that hint at...

Best Books for Kids :: 4 Sites for Great Children’s Book...

Today is Read Across America Day — a nationwide reading celebration that takes place annually on March 2, Dr. Seuss’s birthday. It's no secret that I...

O Canada! Home of Awesome Children’s Books

A few months ago it was my cousin's first birthday. I was at a loss for what to get her — she's the second...

Say ‘Happy Holidays’ with the Gift of PJ Library Books!

'Tis the season for holiday gifting. It seems like our to-do and to-buy-for lists are so long at this time of year, and finding...