Posted in Resources

The Value of Read-Alouds

Ever wonder which educational activity will bring you and your family the most enduring and impactful results? Reading aloud to our children can bless them beyond measure, now and throughout their lives.

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Posted in 1st grade 2nd grade 3rd grade Book Reviews Kindergarten

New Picture Book Bio of Beverly Cleary

Beverly Cleary is best known as the author of over forty children’s books such as Ramona the Pest and The Mouse and the Motorcycle ,…

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How to do Active Reading with your Young Child
Posted in Kindergarten Practical Tips Preschool

How to do “Active Reading” with your Young Child

Reading to your child from the time he or she is born is a wonderful, rewarding activity. Not only does it serve as an opportunity…

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The Other Side of Freedom
Posted in 5th grade 6th grade 7th grade Book Reviews

Fascinating Historic Teen Fiction

The Other Side of Freedom by Cynthia T. Toney In case you’re not familiar with Cynthia T. Toney, this very talented writer is the author…

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Awakening - New Catholic YA Novel
Posted in Book Reviews

A Unique Twist on the Passion Story

Awakening by Claudia Cangilla McAdam Awakening is one of those books that is hard to set aside. You just can’t help but continue to flip the…

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The Locket's Secret
Posted in 6th grade 7th grade 8th grade Book Reviews English

A Sweet Yet Powerful Story of Confronting Loss

The Locket’s Secret by K. Kelley Heyne The Locket’s Secret is a sweet yet powerful story about dealing with tragedy. This wonderful book for middle…

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Whyand How You Should Read Aloud to Your Children
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Why and How You Should Read Aloud to Your Children

Reading aloud to your children can help “build a child’s vocabulary, sow the seeds of reading desire, and help kids continue to love books well…

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Posted in 7th grade 8th grade Book Reviews High School

Outstanding Collection of Short Stories for Catholic Teens

Secrets: Visible and Invisible from the authors at CatholicTeenBooks.com Secrets is a collection of short stories for Catholic teens from seven of the authors at…

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Learning New Things is Hard
Posted in The Homeschooling Life

Learning New Things is Hard

When was the last time you tried to learn something new? The other night my eight-year-old daughter was trying to teach me some basic Irish…

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Posted in 6th grade 7th grade 8th grade

New Fun Middle-School Adventure: Saving Mount Rushmore

Looking for a fun adventure for your older elementary or middle school student? This book might just be what you’re looking for. Saving Mount Rushmore…

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