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Things Good Readers Do: Find “Just Right” Books

Who's ready to learn about the habits that good readers develop? If you haven't read the series introduction, check it out so you know where we're going in this blog post and future ones. In Part 1, we're going to be focusing on the habits that good readers practice and in Part 2, we'll take… Continue reading Things Good Readers Do: Find “Just Right” Books


Author Spotlight: Alivia Puterbaugh

As part of Children's Authors and Illustrators Week, I decided to have a chat with a couple of friends who are published authors (or aspire to be). I wanted to hear more about the process and inspiration behind their creation of stories and illustrations, and I had so much fun hearing about their process of… Continue reading Author Spotlight: Alivia Puterbaugh

Book Lists · Parent Tips

10 Notable Children’s Book Authors and Illustrators

Jump to the Book List This week is Children's Authors and Illustrators week, where we get to highlight the incredible people who create engaging texts for kids of all ages. I have a few different posts planned for you, and I am excited to share them with you! Last week, I wrote about what parents… Continue reading 10 Notable Children’s Book Authors and Illustrators

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January 2021: Recent Reads

It's that time again! We're already halfway through January. Seems a little mind-bendy, if you ask me. Here in Ecuador, first semester doesn't end before Christmas; it ends the last week of January. So we're busy doing end-of-semester things like report cards and mid-year assessments. And trying to keep our chins up amidst more online… Continue reading January 2021: Recent Reads

Book Lists · Reading

Top 5 Fiction Reads of 2020

As promised, here is my first installment of: My criteria for including titles on this list are a combination of most of these: I ranked it with 5 stars on GoodreadsIt stuck with me for a long time after reading itIt made me thinkThe writing itself was beautiful, the characters were well-developed, and/or the storyline… Continue reading Top 5 Fiction Reads of 2020