Kids’ Book Corner: Read for Fun This Summer

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BY JO PERRY "Books and summertime go together. " ― Lisa Schroeder I hope your children’s summer overflows with books­­––not those on a teacher’s reading list––but books that your kids choose for themselves: cookbooks, how-to books, books about … [Read more...]

Kids’ Book Corner: A Spring Bouquet of Books for Mother’s Day

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BY JO PERRY Here are books that will enrich the experience of motherhood and will be rewarding and fun to share with kids. I wish a very Happy Mother’s Day to all who nurture children. I wish I’d had Jen Altman’s Photographing Your Children: A … [Read more...]

Kids’ Book Corner: We ♥ Books

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BY JO PERRY "We shouldn't teach great books; we should teach a love of reading." — B. F. Skinner It’s never too late for your children to fall in love with reading.  Young readers will ♥ these bright and funny February titles about love, … [Read more...]

Kid’s Book Corner: A Fresh Year of Reading (and Poems) Starts Now

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BY JO PERRY “Whatsoever your hands find to do, do it with all your might.” ––Moina Belle Michael I hope the holidays brought stacks of books for your children. Here is a bright bouquet of picture books for everyone in your family to enjoy. … [Read more...]

Kids’ Book Corner: Holiday Books (and Cookbooks) for All Ages

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BY JO PERRY "Children are made readers on the laps of their parents." — Emilie Buchwald "Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read." — Groucho Marx I hope your children will be sitting on your … [Read more...]

Kids’ Book Corner: Moonbeams, Burning Hearts, Toad Legs and a Missing Pumpkin

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BY JO PERRY Fall is here, bringing with it pumpkins, Halloween, and news about the upcoming election. Share these timely books with your children and create some new family traditions. Moonbeams, Dumplings & Dragon Boats, A Treasure of … [Read more...]

Kids’ Book Corner: An August Harvest of Books

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BY JO PERRY “No beets!” --Barack Obama “Cultivators of the earth are the most valuable citizens. They are most vigorous, the most independent, the most virtuous, and they are tied to their country and wedded to its liberty and interests by the … [Read more...]

Kids’ Book Corner: Cool Classics for Summer

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BY JO PERRY It’s a fact: Kids who don’t read enough during the summer return to school worse at reading than when they left in June. Kids who struggle with reading suffer even more serious losses. But literacy experts have discovered that if kids … [Read more...]

Kids’ Book Corner: Books for Kids, Dads and Special Guys

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BY JO PERRY “And what is so rare as a day in June? Then, if ever, come perfect days.”  – James Russell Lowell Jacaranda blossoms decorate the sidewalks like confetti from an all purple parade. School’s out or will be over soon. The days are … [Read more...]

Kids Book Corner: A Fresh Start to Reading in 2012

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BY JO PERRY “...I'll continue to see things as a child. It's not so far to fall.”― Norton Juster, The Phantom Tollbooth There are always loose ends, aren’t there? Second thoughts, changes of mind. And never a completely tidy ending except … [Read more...]