Vintage Book of the Week: When I opened a package from my mother this week and saw this book staring up at me I coudn’t believe I had ever forgotten it! Oh wonderful Mr. Mixie Dough! The author, Vernon Grant, created Snap! Crackle! and Pop! for Rice Krispies and in fact this book is quite valuable if it is good condition. My copy is decidedly not in good condition, which is handy, because it means I will never be tempted to sell it. Check out the photo below: would you not like Mr. Mixie Dough to bake your next birthday cake?
Literacy Posts of the Week:
In Tuesday’s post on how to find early chapter books for your kids I confessed that mine were tips from the parenting trenches, not tips from a literacy expert. There are great literacy experts out there are here is what a few of them have to offer.
- Reading Confetti shares questions children can ask themselves when looking for just the right book to read.
- Scholastic has an article to help parents who are wondering which chapter books are right for their kids.
- My Book Retreat outlines the different stages of reading and offers some book titles for each stage.
Community of the Week:
One of my blogging cohorts, No Twiddle Twaddle, started a G+ community, Great Books for Kids. I hope you will join us over there and contribute to our conversations about (you guessed it) great books for kids. But seriously: it’s a space for sharing book reviews, news, reading activities and more. It’s just getting off the ground and already we’ve had some fun discussions.
Books of the Week:
Mom: The Hero’s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom. A league of Prince Charmings in action: so, so, soooooo funny.
Kiddo: Choose Your Own Adventure!! It brings back memories to see my son reading these. Also, I feel old.
New Kid: Everything Goes: In the Air. Everything, I tell ya.
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