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7 Really Good Reasons to Read to Your Baby and Toddler

Posted 2 months ago by April S

Posted in Children and Parenting | Tagged with babies, books for children, child development, early literacy, picture books, reading and toddlers

Reading to your baby from the start will lead to positive long-term benefits including cognitive, language and social skills. This post includes helpful tips and resources for parents, teachers and caregivers of young children.

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Picture Books Featuring Feisty, Self-Confident Heroines

Posted 4 months ago by Patti L

Posted in 101 Picture Book Challenge, Children and Parenting and eBooks and Audiobooks | Tagged with animals - fiction, early literacy, etiquette, feisty, friendship, heroines, humorous books for kids, identity, perseverance, picture books, reading, reading recommendations, ready to read, school, self-confidence, self-esteem, stories and words

Stories featuring fun stories and spunky heroines.

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Haiku Poetry Picture Books for Kids

Posted 8 months ago by Patti L

Posted in 101 Picture Book Challenge, Children and Parenting, eBooks and Audiobooks and Fiction, Graphic Novels and Poetry | Tagged with children's books, children's poetry books, early literacy, Haiku, picture books, reading, reading recommendations, stories, stories in rhyme and words

The animals have haikus, just for you! Can you guess who they are talking about in these fun poems?

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Picture Books About Unusual Pets That Are Sure to Delight

Posted 10 months ago by Patti L

Posted in 101 Picture Book Challenge, Children and Parenting and eBooks and Audiobooks | Tagged with animals, early literacy, friendship, funny stories, humorous books for kids, mood, pets - fiction, picture books, reading, reading recommendations, rhyming books, stories for kids and words

Stories full of unusual pets and the adventures that ensue.

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Take the 101 Picture Book Challenge Today

Posted 10 months ago by Cindy V

Posted in 101 Picture Book Challenge, Children and Parenting, eBooks and Audiobooks and Movies and Music | Tagged with animals - fiction, early literacy, humorous books for kids, imagination - fiction, picture books, Readers' Advisory, reading, reading recommendations, ready to read, stories and words

We picked 101 of our favorite picture books and we want you to read them too! Our list includes classics, new titles and everything in between.

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5 Tips to Improve Your Writing Skills

Posted about 1 year ago by April S

Posted in Arts, Crafts and Hobbies, eBooks and Audiobooks, Education, Fiction, Graphic Novels and Poetry, Wellness: Fitness, Health and Spirituality and Writing and Publishing | Tagged with authorship, character development, compostion, creative writing, editing, English Grammar, Fiction - Technique, grammar, plotting, punctuation, reading, revising, spelling, story ideas, story writing tips, vocabulary, word choice, writer's block, writing, writing mechanics, writing skills, writing style and writing tips

Get tips and resources designed to help improve your writing skills.

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