Congratulations to Tory Lane, our lucky winner of The Secret Lives of Princesses giveaway. Tory Lane was selected by the random sequence generator at random.org and has won a copy of The Secret Lives of Princesses.
July 4th is upon us again. This years Independence Day book selections are both lively and rich in heritage. Don’t be afraid to take a story-time break from all of the festivities—it might just be the thing that gets you and your family all the way through to the fireworks!
Boys eat these books up. And, you may or may not be surprised, a lot of girls do, too.
I’ve only provided the publisher’s synopsis below, but mark my word, these books feature the classic characters and their usual good-guy-bad-guy anecdotes. I love that Wonder Woman makes an appearance. Some of the books have been made into level 2 readers for the kids that are gaining confidence with independent reading (some help may be needed). Putting a superhero book into the hands of a beginner reader is a great way to nudge them into the early-fluent reading stage—especially when you build them their own personal bat cave to read in (bat cave à la pillows and blankets). Holy books, Batman!
A new book for older children, Remembering Oakley, by Carl J. Schutt, tells the story of Jacob and his beloved dog, Oakley. When Jacob's mother tells him it's time to put Oakley down, Jacob struggles to understand why.