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A Book Is More Than a Book: Interactive Reading for Parents

By Allison Wedell Schumacher When my daughter was just learning to talk, she thought a book was called a “to read.” She would toddle toward us, board book firmly clutched in one tiny hand, saying, “To weeed? To weeed?” Who … Continue reading

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The Plot Thickens: How to Improve Young Children’s Critical Thinking Skills During Storytime

By Allison Wedell Schumacher “That isn’t what it says. It says, ‘Scritch, scratch, scratch, scritch.’” This was the egregious error four-year-old Suzanne pointed out to her Head Start teacher, Wendie Bramwell, when Wendie tried to paraphrase Beatrix Potter’s original wording … Continue reading

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Enter to win the Zach Rules series!

This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to our winner, Ann Brown! This month we’re giving away all three books in the Zach Rules series. Each book presents a single, simple story line involving everyday problems common with kids ages 5 … Continue reading

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Don’t lose the boots! An Author and Illustrator Reflect on Collaboration and Friendship

With the recent publication of their fourth book together,  we asked Free Spirit author-illustrator duo, Erin Frankel and Paula Heaphy, what it was like to work together. While these college roommates have shared many wonderful friendship moments over the years, … Continue reading

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Ten Chances to Win a Copy of Nobody!

This month we’re giving away a copy of Nobody! A Story About Overcoming Bullying in School to ten lucky readers. Nobody!, a companion to the Weird series, helps children learn to deal with persistent bullying, overcome insecurities, and express feelings … Continue reading

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