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Book: Searching for Sky Author: Jillian Cantor Pages: 288 Age Range: 12 and up I picked up Searching for Sky to skim the first few pages, and couldn't put it down. It's not that it's action filled, but more that...      ...
Missy and her brother Mack go crabbing with their Grandpa. The rhythmic text and collage illustrations are likely to warm your heart. Many of us who grew up on the East Coast have many fond memories of the sights, smells, and sounds of crab season. Tweet me @LiteracyCounts to win a copy. 



Book: Three Bird Summer Author: Sara St. Antoine Pages: 256 Age Range: 10 to 14 Three Bird Summer by Sara St. Antoine is a lovely book about the summer that a 12 year old boy spends at his grandmother's cabin...      ...
Here are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics covered this week include book lists and awards, diversity and gender, growing bookworms, the kidlitosphere, parenting, reading, writing, publishing, schools, libraries, and summer reading. Book...       ...

I started this little blog in 2009 because I wanted to share my passion for early literacy and early learning with parents and educators. I'd spend  hours reading books in the library, scouring the shelves of my local book store, and writing blog posts. In December of 2010 our family suffered a devastating lost and I took a little break from blogging. Since that time, I really have been learning to live a new normal. 
I'm still learning to balance life as Auntie and to top it off, I've been blessed with a new, and pretty amazing, job. So my poor little blog has suffered from my lack of time. But I'm back and I've decided to rededicate myself to the mission I began five years ago.

Stay tuned for more posts!

If you'd like to be a guest blogger, leave a comment or find me on twitter @Li...
Book: The Great Greene Heist Author: Varian Johnson Pages: 240 Age Range: 10-14 The Great Green Heist is a fun caper novel for middle school students, written by Varian Johnson. It features Jackson Greene, a semi-reformed prankster who sets out,...      ...
Book: Early Birdy Gets the Worm Creator: Bruce Lansky Illustrator: Bill Bolton Pages: 24 Age Range: 2-5 Early Birdy Gets the Worm is billed by the publisher, Meadowbrook, as "A PictureReading(TM) Book for Young Children" . The end flaps include...      ...
Here are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. There are a few links from last week, too, shared from my iPad while I was on vacation in Disney World. Topics this week include authors,...        Related Stor...
Book: The Big Book of Slumber Author: Giovanna Zoboli Illustrator: Simona Mulazzani Pages: 26 Age Range:3-6 The Big Book of Slumber is as advertised. It's an over-size picture book sure to make any young listener feel cozily sleepy. Giovanna Zoboli's...      ...
My daughter had a new little literacy milestone last night. I was reading to her in bed when she rejected the pile of available books. She instead pretended to hand me an invisible book, and said that I could read...        Related Stories
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