Busy Kids Summer | Keep Your Kids Reading all Summer Long

Keep your kids reading all summer long with Scholastic's Summer Challenge. "The Scholastic Summer Challenge is a free reading program dedicated to stopping the "Summer Slide" and encouraging kids to read more books this summer." Kids who log in can participate in weekly challenges, earn digital points and much more. There is even a program... Continue Reading →

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I was first introduced to the writing of Mitch Albom when a friend gave me his book Tuesdays with Morrie. The book tells the story of Albom's old college professor who had ALS (also known as Lou Gehrig's disease). Because, at the time, Ron (my step-father) had just been diagnosed with the same fatal disease. That was almost... Continue Reading →

summer reading list

Happy Birthday or Whatever by Annie Choi. Memoir. This book is just laugh out loud funny! Annie Choi tells a hilarious story of relationships, family and Korean traditions. The mother-daughter relationship between Annie, an American-born girl, and her mother, a Korean immigrant living in American, is not unlike most mother-daughter relationships with hard-to-met expectations and teenage rebellion. But... Continue Reading →

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I read this book on our road trip to Baton Rouge... The Scent of God by Beryl Singleton Bissell. Memoir. As a teenager, young Beryl chose a vocation of serving God as a Poor Clare Nun. Named for "a young noble woman of Assisi left her life of privilege to follow an outrageous mendicant in... Continue Reading →

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I bought this book intending to read it on what will be a very long road trip to Baton Rouge in early August, but I made the mistake of starting it and now I have to find another book for our trip! Needless to say I couldn't put it down. The book is a biography... Continue Reading →

summer reading list.

Today I took the girls to the library to sign up for the summer reading program. With the suggested summer reading list for 2nd graders in hand, we searched for 1 book off that list. The deal I made with Alex was she could pick as many books as she wanted but at least one has... Continue Reading →

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