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Grammy Reads

Sunday, April 30th, 2017

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More Favorite Books to Read Aloud

Sunday, April 30th, 2017

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. I started reading aloud to my children in 1981 after the birth of our fourth child. Naturally, all along I had been reading the baby picture books so often read to little children, but it was in that year that I […]

Read-alouds — strengthening bonds and minds

Monday, April 10th, 2017

Hello Laurie, These are adorable pictures! So sweet! The girl with fawn is a stunning photo with those colors and expression. Good job, photographer – and it was probably snapped in a moment! I am so glad we did all those read-a-louds. We still do them. Even the big kids love that. They are thinking, […]

Free public domain audiobooks, read by volunteers from around the world

Sunday, March 19th, 2017

LibriVox — Acoustical liberation of books in the public domain LibriVox volunteers make audio recordings of books which are in the public domain. You are free to copy these recordings onto a CD or your electronic device. Here are some my favorites recordings. At the Back of the North Wind by George MacDonald Read by […]

How much should I read aloud?

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. Question: I have been thinking about this (following your recommendations more closely) and asked my children today (daughters ages 7 and 8) what they would think if we set aside math and spelling instruction for the month of January and I […]

Grandpa Reads Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims

Friday, December 16th, 2016

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. “…’The captain don’t like passengers snooping’ around his ship!’ someone yelled behind us. We spun around and saw a sailor who wore an off-white long-sleeved shirt, a dingy orange vest, and a dark blue knit cap. He had a black scraggly […]

The finest historical fiction

Saturday, December 10th, 2016

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. I want to tell you about a book I read to my children many years ago. Allen French is the author, and I consider it one of my very favorites. It’s called The Colonials: Being a narrative of events chiefly connected […]

My 10 Most Fav Children’s Picture Books

Friday, December 9th, 2016

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. 1. The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge by Hildegarde H. Swift and Lynd Ward This is one of the great children’s books, but one I didn’t find until recently. My grands love me to read it — especially […]

Selling my beloved set of John Buchan

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

I’m selling my beloved set of John Buchan on Ebay. Hunting tower (pb) The House of the Four Winds (pb) The Island of Sheep (pb) The Blanket of the Dark (pb) John Macnab (pb) Castle Gay (pb) The Three Hostages (pb) Greenmantle (pb) Mr. Standfast (pb) The 39 Steps (hardback) Prester John (hardback and illustrated)

Reading list for ages 7-12

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. I’ve labeled this list for ages 7-12, but, reality is, all ages will enjoy reading these books or hearing them read aloud. Plus, there are many more important books I could list here, but, we’ll save the rest for another time. […]

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