Touch Blue

Touch Blue is a story that teaches children about what it is like to be a foster child.  The book is reviewed by Melissa G. at Sweet on Books. What You Need to Know:• Chosen by Independent Booksellers as a Top Ten book on the Autumn 2010 Kids’ Indie Next List.• Editor’s Pick in Adoptive Families magazine.• Written in the…

Small bookstores are booming after nearly being wiped out

By Jill Schlesinger for CBS.com NEW YORK — A growing number of shoppers will be supporting their independent neighborhood bookstores on Small Business Saturday. After nearly being wiped out a decade ago, small bookstores are booming.  Dane Neller, the owner of Shakespeare & Co. in New York City, just opened his third indie bookstore, and he’s proving the naysayers wrong. “Bookstores are…

OPINION: Can this 12-step program from Finland aid U.S. education?

By Michael Hynes and William Doyle for hechingerreport.org We are two American public-school dads who just returned from a fact-finding trip through Finland. We wanted to see what the United States could learn from an education system that consistently receives top marks from UNICEF, the OECD and the World Economic Forum. Why should we bother to learn from a small country of just 5.5 million people…

Reading Kingdom Review “My son has started to really enjoy reading both on his own and with me.”

“So we have been using this program with my 3rd grader and then also my struggling reader who is in 6/7th grade and they have really enjoyed this program and with them both at different places within the program they can see where each of them are at on the Dashboard. They like the colorful and engaging lessons. The lessons…

Bedtime story for kids: Time to Sleep Sheep the Sheep!

Time to Sleep Sheep the Sheep! by Mo Willems, is a recommended bed story for kids at Reading Kingdom. Melissa Young of Sweet on Books explains why: What You Need to Know: • The brilliant Mo Willems does it again! This is part of a new set of books for the youngest and tiniest reader.• Now that we have established this is for the…