Reading

Hans Christian Andersen

Hans Christian Anderson

Hans Christian Andersen (1805 – 1875) was a Danish author whose enchanting fairy tales are among the most widely read stories in the world. “The Emperor’s New Clothes,” “The Ugly Duckling” and “The Princess and the Pea” are three of …[Continue]

Homophones

Homophones

A homophone is a group of words that sound the same, but are spelled differently and have different meanings, such as “to, too, and two.” Homophones are a special kind of a homonym, which in addition to words that are …[Continue]

Dr. Seuss

Dr. Seuss

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1984 as well as three Academy Awards, Theodor Geisel (best known as Dr. Seuss) authored and illustrated forty-four children’s books. Since his first children’s book in 1936, Dr. Seuss has introduced several generations of …[Continue]

Laura Ingalls Wilder

Laura Ingalls Wilder

Laura Ingalls Wilder (February 7, 1867 – February 10, 1957) is the author of “The Little House” series of children’s books based on her pioneering childhood. At the end of the nineteenth century, traveling with all their possessions in a …[Continue]

Banned Books

Banned Books

Banned Books Week is celebrated each autumn, promoting our freedom to choose, and the importance of the availability of books on all topics and about all viewpoints for those that want to read them….[Continue]

Summer Reading

Summer Reading

Beaches and books just seem to go together, but even if your summer plans do not include any beaches, hopefully it will still include some warm, lazy days curled up with a good book. To get you in the mood, …[Continue]

Eric Carle

Eric Carle

Best known for “The Very Hungry Caterpillar,” Eric Carle (born June 25, 1929) is a children’s book author and illustrator. Learn about his collage techniques and view his colorful artwork at today’s website picks….[Continue]

Aesop’s Fables

Aesop’s Fables

Aesop (620 – 560 BCE) was a Greek slave and storyteller. His fables, also known as the Aesopica, have been translated and retold for twenty-five centuries. Each one ends with a moral, or a lesson to be learned, and from …[Continue]

Jane Austen

Jane Austen

Romantic novelist Jane Austen (1775 – 1817) achieved success in her lifetime with the publication of “Sense and Sensibility” in 1811, followed by four additional novels. And her continued popularity after two-hundred years is nothing short of phenomenal, with adaptations …[Continue]

Consonant-Vowel-Consonant

Consonant-Vowel-Consonant

Consonant-vowel-consonant (CVC) words such as “kid”, “hat” and “car” are frequently taught in kindergarten and first grade. Today’s website picks include printable activity sheets, online games, and classroom activities that reinforce sight reading of these three-letter words, and learning short …[Continue]