April is National Poetry Month and for early readers, it can open up a world of new text. But, honestly, poetry needs serious re-branding and based on some fantastic new publications, it's getting just that. I'd like to tell you why I think poetry is the hidden gem in...

Libraries.....You knew I was going to say that, didn't you?

Summer's coming and it won't be long before your children (of all ages) will not be among books every day in their classrooms. If they haven't claimed their own library card, it's time.

Libraries are each commun...

Michael, a new sixth-grader, would rather read the Warrior series than socialize. Andrew is a seventh grade boy and by all accounts would rather do anything but read. John doesn’t love to read, but will tolerate a sports book because he has to do thirty-minutes each ni...

Do I have to say much more than this?  This is a perfect reason to enroll your kids in weekly sessions with me during the summer, where they'll be engaged in literacy activities not just during our time together, but for entire week following.  Nine-week enrollments ar...

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