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National Winnie-the-Pooh Day, 2021

Good morning, everyone! Today is the birthday of author Alan Alexander (A. A.) Milne, the creator of one of the most beloved characters in children's literature, Winnie-the-Pooh. I decided to begin my celebration of National Winnie-the-Pooh Day a bit early this year, starting over the weekend with a re-read of A. A. Milne's The World… Continue reading National Winnie-the-Pooh Day, 2021

Book Reviews · Ideas for Readers · Ideas for Teachers and Parents · Letters

Letters From Father Christmas

The holidays have arrived, and while I am continuing to read and enjoy my current fantasy series (Andrzej Sapkowski's The Witcher Saga), I am also spending much of my free time enjoying some winter and Christmas reads. Over the weekend, I had the opportunity to read Letters From Father Christmas, by J.R.R. Tolkien. My copy… Continue reading Letters From Father Christmas

Ideas for Readers · Ideas for Teachers and Parents · Personal

Holiday Gifts for Your Bookworm, 2020

The holiday season has officially begun here in the United States, and if you're anything like me, you're probably planning to get started on your holiday shopping sometime this week. While I'm willing to bet that the majority of you reading this post are fellow bookworms yourselves, some of you may have made your way… Continue reading Holiday Gifts for Your Bookworm, 2020

Ideas for Readers · Ideas for Teachers and Parents · Personal

National Author’s Day and NaNoWriMo

Good morning, everyone! I can't believe that it's already the first of November! Today is National Author's Day, which is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the work of your favorite authors. Here are a few ideas for how you could celebrate National Author's Day... Set aside some time to read a book by your favorite… Continue reading National Author’s Day and NaNoWriMo

Ideas for Teachers and Parents · Personal

World Teachers Day 2020

Good afternoon, everyone! I know that I've already posted an article today, but I wanted to take the opportunity to wish you all a very happy World Teachers Day! I was really blessed to have some amazing teachers when I was a student. They introduced me to subjects which still fascinate me to this day,… Continue reading World Teachers Day 2020

Banned Books Week · Ideas for Readers · Ideas for Teachers and Parents

Dear Banned Author – A Great Banned Books Week Activity

There are a lot of different activities that you could take part in during this year's Banned Books Week. Probably the most popular activity is to read a book that has been banned or challenged, which is something I definitely recommend (and not just during Banned Books Week). You could also attend a virtual event,… Continue reading Dear Banned Author – A Great Banned Books Week Activity

Ideas for Teachers and Parents

International Literacy Day

As a reader and former English/Language Arts teacher, literacy is an area of tremendous concern for me. International Literacy Day is an opportunity for us to raise awareness of illiteracy, a global problem which has been made more difficult to tackle due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Today, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization… Continue reading International Literacy Day

Ideas for Teachers and Parents · Summer Reading Programs · Young Adult

Summer Reading Programs: Part Seven, Great Reads for Young Adult Readers

Young adult fiction has really changed over the years! When I was in my teens, I found it very difficult to find good books written for a teenage audience, mostly because young adult fiction was not nearly as prevalent as it is now. My local library had a massive children's section, which included picture books,… Continue reading Summer Reading Programs: Part Seven, Great Reads for Young Adult Readers