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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!

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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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Today I will be sending out a new issue of the Growing Bookworms email newsletter. (If you would like to subscribe, you can find a sign-up form here.) The Growing Bookworms newsletter contains content from my blog focused on children's...       ...
Book: Yeti, Turn Out the Light! Author: Greg Long & Chris Edmundson Illustrator: Wednesday Kirwan Pages: 36 Age Range: 3-5 Yeti, Turn Out the Light! gives a very light touch to the issue of kids who are afraid of shadows...      ...
Book: Socks! Author: Tania Sohn Pages: 36 Age Range: 3-7 (small format picture book) Socks! is a charming little picture book by Tania Sohn about the joy that young children take in their their socks. Socks! features a young Korean...        Rel...
Book: Secrets of the Apple Tree: A Shine-A-Light Book Authors: Carron Brown & Alyssa Nassner Pages: 36 Age Range: 4-8 Secrets of the Apple Tree is an informational text that uses the "Shine-A-Light" technology to make learning fun for kids....      ...


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