Tagged with " reading"

Author Spotlight: Andrea Cheng

Author Spotlight: Andrea Cheng

This past December, the children’s literature world lost one of its  beloved authors, Andrea Cheng. We all were deeply saddened […]

Apr 25, 2016     No Comments
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Onomato-what-a? Books That Utilize Onomatopoeia

Onomato-what-a? Books That Utilize Onomatopoeia

The Sounds of Poetry This post is brought to you by your friendly neighborhood literary device, onomatopoeia. Onomato-what-a, you ask? […]

Feb 15, 2016     No Comments
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Kid Lit for Big Kids

Kid Lit for Big Kids

Taking a Break…With a Good Book. When I was little I would hide out cuddled in my favorite reading nooks […]

Jan 4, 2016     No Comments
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What’s the Deal with Dyslexia?

What’s the Deal with Dyslexia?

Why is Reading so Hard? In the back of the classroom, Nina struggles. She doesn’t know what her teacher has […]

Nov 30, 2015     1 Comment
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A Word on Words

A Word on Words

What are words? Kids are hard-wired to learn language. Studies have shown that it is in their nature to learn […]

Nov 9, 2015     1 Comment
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Dean Schneider and Robin Smith: Good Advice for Parents

Dean Schneider and Robin Smith: Good Advice for Parents

Dean Schneider and Robin Smith were here at the library not long ago. They both teach at Ensworth School in Nashville, however I know […]

Feb 5, 2015     No Comments
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Put on Your Slippers and Slow Down

Put on Your Slippers and Slow Down

At the end of a busy day, you might find yourself looking for the shortest possible story to read to […]

Jan 5, 2015     No Comments
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Beyond School Success

Beyond School Success

I know you’ve heard it before - we want our children to be good readers so they will be successful in school.  And it is true…if a […]

Nov 3, 2014     No Comments
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Salon at 615 with Chris Van Allsburg

Salon at 615 with Chris Van Allsburg

Today’s author focus is putting the spotlight on one of the most fantastical author/illustrators of all time: Chris Van Allsburg! Van Allsburg […]

Sep 29, 2014     No Comments
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Banned Book Week

Banned Book Week

The American Library Association has one week each year that celebrates the freedom to read: Banned Books Week.  The celebration draws […]

Sep 22, 2014     No Comments
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