Juvenile Pile: Extra Reading Homework

Christopher reading at the table

I’ve mentioned before that Christopher doesn’t really enjoy reading. Well, apparently, he has been very off-task at school during independent reading time, so we had to do quite a bit of extra reading homework at home during January to get him caught up on his classroom reading, so he was ready for the group discussions […]

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Juvenile Pile: Monsters, Magic, and Shoes

Christopher on Swing

I continue to reserve books from the library after reading about them on other children’s book blogs. While Christopher does his assigned reading in the afternoons, we still read at night. And while I primarily read to him, he sometimes decides to read an extra picture book to me. Here are some of the books […]

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Kid Lit: Don’t Forget Dexter!

Don't Forget Dexter! by Lindsay Ward

Don’t Forget Dexter! by Lindsay Ward is a terrific new picture book that checks all the boxes. It’s funny. It’s emotional. It’s relatable (for kids and adults). And it breaks the fourth wall by addressing the reader directly. The text is written in different font sizes to indicate Dexter’s voice volume. And the illustrations are super […]

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Juvenile Pile: Series and Seeking

As usual I have a combination of independent reads and read aloud books to share with you this month. We’re still struggling to get through Christopher’s assigned 20 minutes of reading, and we skip it at least a couple of times a week. We’re back to reading at bedtime because life is too busy, but […]

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Kid Lit: When a Wolf Is Hungry

I received this book for free from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.  When a Wolf Is Hungry by Christine Naumann-Villemin Published August 7, 2017. Goodreads Summary: A darkly humorous tale with a twist ending   Edmond Bigsnout, lone wolf that he is, loves his solitary cabin in the woods. But lately […]

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Kid Lit: Priscilla Pack Rat

I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.  Priscilla Pack Rat: Making Room for Friendship by Claudine Crangle Published on March 13, 2017. Goodreads Summary: Priscilla has a knack for finding the best and prettiest things. But when tasked with choosing a birthday gift for her friends, she finds it […]

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Kid Lit: Max and Bird

I received this book for free from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.  Max and Bird by Ed Vere Published on June 2, 2016. Goodreads Summary: Meet Max – the mighty kitten and New York Times bestseller. When Max meets Bird, Max thinks he’d like to be friends with Bird. He would […]

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