Category Archives: kids

I’m really excited about the upcoming 3rd Annual Edgar Allan Poe Victorian Halloween at the Dallas Public Library Children’s Center on Saturday October 22nd. Are my kids too young for Poe? What’s a good introduction to his works or something similar to get us in the mood?

To start with, check out “The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place” series by Maryrose Wood. The author will be at the Poe Victorian Halloween event on Saturday October 22nd. Her books are described as a cross between Lemony Snicket and … Continue reading

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Book Reviews: Scary Stories for Kids

It’s no secret: Kids love scary stories. With Halloween right around the corner, it’s the perfect time of year for a good fright! Recently, I listened to some spooky audiobooks to get ready for the season; Doll Bones by Holly … Continue reading

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My kids got off to a great start with their summer reading, but as we’ve gotten busier and there’s lots more going on, it’s gotten harder to get them to read every day. I think they’re losing interest and more excited to do other things. Do you have any tips to keep them reading?

Audiobooks are a great way to keep kids reading, especially if you’re doing lots of traveling, either on vacation or just running errands or back and forth to pool. Even though it may seem like it doesn’t count as “reading,” … Continue reading

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Book Review: Old Yeller by Fred Gipson

When my thirteen-year-old son told me this month that Old Yeller is “one of the best books” he has ever read, I knew I had to look at that classic work of fiction. Fred Gipson sets this story in 1860s … Continue reading

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Diverse Books for Kids – Books with Transgender Leads

I am a huge proponent for books with diverse characters. I believe kids should have the opportunity to read about other kids that look, sound, and feel like they do. Recently, I listened to George by Alex Gino and read Gracefully … Continue reading

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