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Rev War Book Pairing Set
The idea of putting books together that complement each other is called “Book Pairing.”  Book pairings can be made by combining fictional books with fictional books, non-fiction books with other non-fiction books, or fictional books with non-fiction books.  Reading paired books together or back to back can lead to a […]

Book Pairings in 5 Simple Steps

“I like reading books about real things.”  My younger son made this observation when he was only in Kindergarten.  Luckily, he told his school librarian, who helped connect him with some great non-fiction titles appropriate for his age.  Now, as a rising 4th grader, he will read and enjoy fiction, […]

Non-Fiction Fun!

You know that feeling when you are getting close to finishing an amazing book, and you’ve just loved it so much that you are sad to be almost done?   Finding out there are more books in the same series…that helps me cope. Book series.  Some love ‘em, some hate ‘em.   […]

20 Book Series Worth Your Kids’ Time

Happy 4th of July!  In preparing to celebrate America’s birthday next week, I was motivated to pull out some patriotic themed books and put them on display on our living room shelves this past weekend. When my boys were younger, I started displaying books on the shelves of our entertainment […]

Celebrate the 4th of July with Patriotic Books!

Girl who doesn't like to read
I am frequently asked for book recommendations.  I think it’s part of the job description, even though I’m not working as a librarian any longer.  People know that I know about books, and come to me for advice.  I love connecting people with a book that will be a good […]

Books for Kids Who Think They Don’t Like to Read