Category Archives: kids

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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Can you tell me more about Dallas Arts Explorers, the new program for homeschooling families?

We are so glad you’re interested in this program! After continued success with his weekly music class for children, Bill Smith from the Fine Arts Division wanted to find a way to support homeschooling students’ education while also providing them … Continue reading

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Children’s Books: Three New Adventures

Goodbye Stranger by Rebecca Stead Bridge and her best friends Emily and Tab have been through a lot together, including a horrific accident that Bridge barely survived. When 7th grade begins, Bridge’s world is turned upside down. Emily has a … Continue reading

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