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What I’ve Been Reading (June 2018)

At the end of June, I always look forward to my week at The Children’s Literature Conference at Shenandoah University. As a teacher and children’s book writer, I am completely in my element and end up buying way more books than I think I will! Here are some of my favorite books by the authors […]

What I’ve Been Reading (Feb. 2018)

I’m gearing up for Reading for Research Month (ReFoReMo) in March and have started reading some great books. Here are some of my favorites so far: Preschool (ages 3-5 years) & Early Elementary (5-8 years):Early Elementary (5-8 years): Middle Grades (8-12 years):

Matt de la Pena’s LOVE

Happy Valentine’s Day! What better way to celebrate this day of love with Matt de la Pena’s newest book, LOVE. The New York Times Book Review says this of LOVE: “Everything that can be called love — from shared joy to comfort in the darkness — is gathered in the pages of this reassuring, refreshingly […]

What I’ve Been Reading (Jan 2018)

Life at my house has been a little crazy lately. School is overwhelmingly busy, basketball season is in full swing AND we got a Great Dane puppy in November! As you can imagine, my writing and reading time has been pretty much nonexistent this month. However, I did manage to revisit an old Steven Kellogg […]

What I’ve Been Reading (Dec 2017)

Preschool (ages 3-5 years) & Early Elementary (5-8 years): Early Elementary (5-8 years) & Middle Grades (8-12 years):

What I’ve Been Reading (Nov 2017)

Infant & Toddler (ages 0-3 years) & Preschool (ages 3-5 years):Preschool (ages 3-5 years) & Early Elementary (ages 5-8 years): Early Elementary (ages 5-8 years):

What I’ve Been Reading (Oct. 2017)

My library book bag was full of great books this month! Happy reading! Infant & Toddler (ages 0-3 years) & Preschool (ages 3-5 years): Preschool (ages 3-5 years): Preschool (ages 3-5 years) & Early Elementary (5-8 years): Early Elementary (5-8 years): Middle Grades (8 to 12 years):

What I’ve Been Reading (Sept 2017)

School is in full swing, but I’ve managed to read a few winners this past month. Here are some great books to read. Preschool (ages 3-5 years) & Early Elementary (5-8 years): Early Elementary (5-8 years): Middle Grades (8-12 years): Middle Grades (8-12 years) & Young Adult (12 and up): Happy reading!

What I’ve Been Reading (August 2017)

This summer has been jam-packed with activities, vacations and lots of reading. Here are my favorites from what I read in August. Preschool (3-5 years): Early Elementary (5-8 years): Early Elementary (5-8 years) & Middle Grade (8-12 years): Middle Grade (8-12 years): Young Adult (12+ years):