Category Archives: Kid’s Book

Goose’s First Book

Goosie read her first book today — all by herself. It wasn’t War and Peace or anything.  Indeed, it was called, Pig Wig, and the most exciting happening was that a cat sat on a hat.  But still, she read it on … Continue reading

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My Favorite Time of the Day

Evenings are pretty ridiculous around here.  Everyone kind of goes crazy as I have a lot of work to get done.  It’s not uncommon to have two kids screaming at my legs for a snack as I’m trying to get … Continue reading

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Love You Forever

Every night, each of the big girls comes upstairs with me separately and we spend some time reading.  For Goose, she loves picture books.  Some of her favorites are My Name is Not Isabella and Penny and the Blue Marble. For Magoo, … Continue reading

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Poetry and Kids

My favorite book of poetry is Dien Cai Dau by Yusef Komunyakaa.  It’s a book of poetry about the Vietnam War experience.  I also enjoy the religious poetry of John Donne, the nature poetry Walt Whitman, and and pretty much anything … Continue reading

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For the Love of Reading

I guess it started when I was teaching English for college kids who weren’t quite ready for the college level courses.  The one thing I noticed across the board was that they hated reading.  Detested it.  And it wasn’t just … Continue reading

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Used Book Treasures

One really great thing about books is that they are just as good used as they are new.  As long as you can read the print and the binding is in one piece, they aren’t of any less value at … Continue reading

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Corduroy – Kid’s Book Feature

I must say, at first I felt a bit weird featuring kid’s books because nearly all of the ones we read are old, well loved, and very well known books.  There’s probably very few I have discussed that most people … Continue reading

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Mini Masters – Kid’s Book Spotlight

So it has been a long time since I’ve done a kid’s book spotlight.  It’s not that we stopped reading; it’s more that we just stopped reading anything… interesting.  Magoo only wants to read the $1 princess books we bought … Continue reading

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Book Feature: Tag Books

Today instead of featuring a specific book, I’m going to discuss a literacy tool.  I went back and forth about this because I want this weekly column to be about literature and not about reviewing products, but my daughters like … Continue reading

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Not All Princesses Dress in Pink

Ever since the day I found out Magoo was a girl, I started (over) thinking about the stereotypes of women that she will be exposed to.  These days, girls are lucky because they do have some very strong role models … Continue reading

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