Posts tagged "reading"

Spring break reading list for tweens, and activities to go with each book

When Alice's Aunt Polly, The Pie Queen of Ipswitch, passes away, she takes with her the secret to her world-famous piecrust recipe. Or does she? In her will, Polly leaves the recipe to her extraordinarily fat, remarkably disagreeable cat, Lardo . . . and then leaves Lardo in the care of Alice. Suddenly, the whole town is wondering how you leave a recipe to a cat. Everyone wants to be the next big pie-contest winner, and it’s making them pie-crazy. It's up to Alice and her friend Charlie to put the pieces together and discover the not-so-secret recipe for happiness: Friendship. Family. And the pleasure of doing something for the right reason. With <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Pie-Sarah-Weeks/dp/0545270111/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1362927858&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=pie">Pie</a>, acclaimed author Sarah Weeks has baked up a tasty tale that's great for spring break reading.
Spring break is a welcome respite from the routine but even vacation has room for a good book or two. Whether you’re making the most of a staycation or looking for a good read to keep your kid busy on the plane, spring break doesn’t have to mean a break from reading. Spring break books... Read more »

7 reasons why reading aloud to older kids is still very important

7 reasons why reading aloud to older kids is still very important
Most parents are aware of the importance of reading aloud to their children, and bedtime stories are often a favorite ritual. The practice of reading aloud, however, falls by the wayside as kids become more independent readers and schedules become busier. Reading out loud to older children and tweens, however, is hugely important. Here are... Read more »

Favorite tween magazines

Favorite tween magazines
My tween is a magazine girl. I didn’t realize this fact until last summer; I was a little late to the periodical party. I love seeing her get excited when a new one arrives in the mail and tear into it. Here are reviews of three favorite tween magazines aimed at girls. Benefits of magazines... Read more »
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