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Unleashing the Power of Reading: Celebrating National Reading Month

Do you remember the book fairs at your school when you were a child? 🤔 I loved flipping through the pages of the flyer and circling which books I wanted. I couldn’t wait to explore fresh places and have new experiences (or even familiar ones) through the eyes of different people, some who only existed within the pages of those books.  

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The Anatomy of A Great Children's Book

Can I share something with you? When my son was in pre-school, he had his go-to-books. The ones with the worn pages or missing cover. The ones he slept with. The one he chose every night, though I just bought him a new set of books from the school’s book fair. If you have children or deal with them often, you’ve experienced this multiple times.   What makes these books so special?  During a November live on my Facebook page, my friend Andy Evans, teacher and PaperPie (formerly Usborne Books) consultant, shared a plethora of information on providing children with interactive reading experiences. Andy noted four things to connect with a child. These four things are not only great advice for...

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