The Willoughbys

The Willoughbys is a humorous take on an old fashioned family.  The book is reviewed by Melissa G. at Sweet on Books. What You Need to Know: • Although very different from her other books, Lois Lowry always seems to deliver a story that makes us think.• There are many references to other literary works.• Your reader will find great…

Homeless and parentless, this 20-year-old turned to his 8th grade teacher

From Good Morning America At 20 years old, Amonte Green was without a family. He was homeless, jobless and as a high school dropout, work options were limited. Determined to persevere, the young man reached out to Kate Demory — his 8th grade math teacher who he always felt like he could lean on. “She was very helpful, a very…

Ask Dr. Blank: 9 Tips for How to Raise an Eager Reader

Are you a parent of a toddler who wants to foster a love of reading in your child? Even at your child’s young age, there are ways to make sure that your child loves to read. Here are the 9 best tips for how to raise an eager reader Talking in a slow, gentle manner with well-organized sentences about all…

I Found My American Dream at the Public Library

By Daniela Petrova for lithub.com In his op-ed for Forbes last year, Panos Mourdoukoutas, a professor of economics at LIU Post in New York, suggested that Amazon stores should replace libraries to save taxpayers money. Following the backlash this preposterous suggestion created, Forbes took the article down. But the outpouring of love for libraries in response to the piece was priceless, reconfirming the intrinsic role of…

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I’m Here

I’m Here is a story that teaches children that it is ok to be different.  The book is reviewed by Melissa G. at Sweet on Books. What you need to know: • I’m Here is a touching picture book about what it feels like to be different.• According to the author, it was written to foster a greater understanding of children with…