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The Reading Life of an Accidental English Teacher  {and embedded book titles to add to your reading list!}

“I've come to realize that however blue my circumstances, if after finishing a chapter of a Dickens novel I feel a miss-my-stop-on-the-train sort of compulsion to read on, then everything is probably going to be just fine.”  {Towles, Rules of...

When a Grandparent Has Alzheimer's or Dementia: Books to Educate and Keep Kids Connected to Their Loved Ones

Alzheimer’s or dementia affects most families at some point. When a loved one begins acting strangely and forgetting more than names, it’s tempting to simply not talk about it. But children and teenagers notice things, and they have their own...

The Importance of Teaching Myths

In our culture, myths are not looked upon as necessary or valuable--in fact, they are often equated with lies. Many Christians would argue that we ought not spend time learning stories about pagan gods and goddesses, fearful that it would be...

21 Best-Loved Books for Preschoolers

Reading is one of the most important skills a child can develop. It’s never too early to introduce them to great books. Here is a list of 21 most-loved books for children of preschool age.  Choose one from the list and find a quiet moment during...

Ready, Set, Read!!!  3 Ways Summer Reading Can Make This Your Best Summer Yet!

Often just speaking the words, “summer reading” can elicit eye rolls and groans from your children. After all, summer is for freedom, adventure, and fun, not more schoolwork. 

What if you could turn your reluctant reader into a book lover?  What...