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For the Love of a Bear

 

This weekend, on  August 21, 1921, Winnie the Pooh will turn 90 years old. 

Winnie the Pooh once said, "If you live to be 100, I hope I live to be 100 minus 1 day, so I never have to live without you." Luckily, we will never have to live without Winnie the Pooh for he will live forever in the  pages of books (and  in our hearts).

The original tales and poems by A. A. Milne are charming, and will spark the imagination of young readers. I highly recommend that you give them a try. 
 

End of Summer Pick

Tween girls will especially like this light hearted and often funny story. A perfect pick for the end of summer. 

The Grand Plan to Fix Everything  by Uma Krishnaswami 

It's Time to Plan for Success

To be successful in school it is important to be organized. But, it's not an easy task for young people who have to deal with schoolwork, friends, activities, chores, rooms, backpacks, lockers, desks, and what about fun? No wonder it becomes difficult for children to keep track of everything in their lives! 

Rave Reviews for The Emerald Atlas

I have been listening to,The Emerals Atlas, and it's something that I think you will enjoy. This is a paced fantasy fiction book that will grab your attention and leave you wanting more. What makes the audio edition so special is that it's read by Jim Dale...enough said. 

Looking for an end of summer read?

If you are like me, it's the end of the summer, and you are looking for something enjoyable to read. I would like to suggest, a new series: Knightley Academy.  

 

Knightley Academy by Violet Haberdasher

Trouble Selling Your House? First Impressions Count!

Better Homes and Gardens Quick and Easy Curb Appeal

With so many houses on the market, you may find yourself having difficulty selling your home.  Most realtors will tell you that potential buyers make up if they like a home during the first 30 seconds.  This book provides expert tips to spruce up the front of any home.  When it comes to real estate, books are judged by their covers.

Open a Book to the World, France

 

The great thing about books is that you can travel to any place in the world just by using your imagination. The books in this weeks blog are all related to France.  I hope that you enjoy your trip.  

Madeline Ludwig Bemelmans

Making Learning Fun For Kids Who Live In A Digital World

Learn how gaming can provide experiences that encourage learning, cooperation with others, and so much more. Don't Bother Me Mom - I'm Learning!": How Computer and Video Games are Preparing Your Kids for  21st Century Success -- and How You Can Help!,  by Marc Prensky, offers a positive introduction guide for parents about their kid's video and computer game-playing.

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Dragons, Magic and Fantasy

City of Fire by Laurence Yep

Your adventure waits, just open the book to discover a world filled with magical beings such as dragons in human form, tiny lap griffins, and reincarnations of legendary Chinese warriors, Japanese folk creatures, and goddesses in disguise.
 

Small but Mighty

When I was in elementary school my teacher, Miss Rice, read to the class every day after lunch. In third grade, I fell in love with a mouse when she shared, what I now consider to be a children's classic book, The Mouse and The MotorcycleIt was that point that I was truly hooked into becoming a reader.

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