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Reading with Ringling 2014

Reading with Ringling 2014
Reading with Ringling is back for 2014 and many Birmingham Area Libraries will be participating!  Children ages 2-12 may visit the library and join the Reading with Ringling Bros. Rewards Club. Participants reading 5 books will receive a voucher for a FREE Kid’s Ticket with the purchase of a full-priced...
January 13th, 2014 | To Read | Read More

Keep Kids Reading Over the Holidays

Keep Kids Reading Over the Holidays
Holiday break is in full swing and even though children are taking a break from school to spend quality time with their families, they don’t have to take a break from reading. While children are home for the holidays, reading specialist Dr. Marcia Bolton, director of student teaching at Widener University,...
December 25th, 2013 | featured, To Read | Read More

Best Children’s Books for 2013

Best Children’s Books for 2013
When reading for 20 minutes a night is a school assignment, you quickly start looking for some fun books that will hold your children’s attention night after night. Here is a rundown of some of the most notable children’s books of 2013, according to the Association of Library Service to Children. For...
November 3rd, 2013 | featured, To Read | Read More

Bedtime Book Club: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Bedtime Book Club: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Moving from the toddler board books that are loaded with pictures was a big deal for us. Our very first “real” book was Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. We chose this book because of our friend Rachel at Grasping for Objectivity’s recommendation. (See her list of over 200 great books here.) Charlie...
September 30th, 2013 | featured, To Read | Read More

Book Review: The Big Bad Wolf Goes on Vacation

Book Review: The Big Bad Wolf Goes on Vacation
Just in time for Summer this is the perfect book to add to your library! Doesn’t a wolf deserve a vacation, too? Bernard, the clever, cookie-munching hero of Delphine Perret’s award-winning book, certainly thinks so. So when he learns that his pal Louis is vacationing by the sea with his...
May 24th, 2013 | featured, To Read | Read More

Barnes & Noble Kids Club

Barnes & Noble Kids Club
Add Barnes & Noble to the growing list of retailers that offer rewards programs for shopping. What we like best about this one? It’s geared towards kids! It’s free and easy to sign up! As a welcome gift, when you join B&N Kids’ Club™ online or in a Barnes & Noble store,...
November 1st, 2012 | featured, To Read | Read More

Book Review: Bringing Up Bebe

Book Review: Bringing Up Bebe
As a devoted reader of all kinds of parenting books, I have to say this one was great. It’s not just a list of how things should be done, it’s more of an anthropological survey of a way of life. The author, Pamela Druckerman, is an American who moves to France and notices that French women...
August 29th, 2012 | featured, To Read | Read More

Back to School Books for your Kindergartener

Back to School Books for your Kindergartener
We like finding books for all occasions and Back to School is no exception! So whether you’re happy, sad, excited or anxious about your little one heading off to school this year, here are some books to read with them to help get them (and you!) ready for the BIG day! A Place Called Kindergarten...
August 17th, 2012 | featured, To Read | Read More

Bedtime Book Club: The Secrets of Droon

Bedtime Book Club: The Secrets of Droon
The Secrets of Droon is a series of 40+ books that have been a hit at our house. Because I have a son and daughter, I have to find books that keep both of them engaged. This series has magic, adventure, royalty, and is creative. It has been described as Harry Potter for the younger crowd. The reading...
August 9th, 2012 | featured, To Read | Read More

Parenting with a PhD: Resources

Parenting with a PhD: Resources
By Kristen Berthiaume Books to Use When Talking to Kids About Feelings and Stuff This month, instead of a regular article, I’m highlighting some of the best children’s books I’ve found to start conversations about expressing feelings and handling problems. These are all books I’ve used in my...
July 16th, 2012 | featured, to live, To Read | Read More