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Questions Lead to Lifelong Learning

Reading non-fiction can lead to children discovering self-directed inquiry … and naturally to enjoying even more terrific books!

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A Powerful Gift to Give

Book giving should be a much more elaborate interaction between giver and the receiver than just delivering a thoughtfully selected, prettily wrapped present.

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Book and Toy Sets can Boost a Child’s Desire to Read and to Learn

Text and toy sets can help little ones begin to sense how books and things they love are connected to their families’ cultures.

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Tears and Laughter–How Books Promote Emotional Health

Reading books with children and talking about what you read invites exploration of feelings and offers long-lasting permission to discuss all of life’s topics.

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The Cost of Free Books

I’m currently working with the Kentucky Humanities Prime Time Project in a school in my home town. The fabulous librarian coordinates this project which has invited 40 of the school’s Hispanic families (parents AND kids) to enjoy a light meal, some picture-book read-aloud time and participate in demonstrations of humanities-based conversations about the books once a week. Humanities conversations focus […]