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Jan
11
2012

The Apothecary by Maile Meloy

Book Review: The Apothecary by Maile Meloy   Hello!  StorySnoops.com is here with a fun book for middle grade kids of both genders.   Here is the story: The year is 1952 and the Scott family has just moved from Los Angeles to London. It is there that fourteen-year-old Janie meets a strange and mysterious apothecary and his son Benjamin, a boy who stands up …Related Posts:Someday by Allison McGheeHelping Your Child Transition from Easy Readers [...]

Dec
31
2011

Paint Me a Poem: Poems Inspired by Masterpieces of Art by Justine Rowden

Guest Post by Dawn Little Paint Me a Poem: Poems Inspired by Masterpieces of Art is one of my favorite books to read with my children because I like the premise of the book.  As the author walked through the National Gallery of Art one day, she was inspired by the paintings she saw, and in …Related Posts:Puppets: A Fresh Approach to Storytelling Three Reasons to Memorize a PoemWonderstruck by Brian SelznickBook Review: Heist SocietyBook [...]

Dec
26
2011

Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick

  Wonderstruck Author: Brian Selznick Book review written by StorySnoops.com   This is the story of Ben and Rose.  Fifty years apart in time, they are each struggling at home and face further challenges because they are deaf. In 1927, Rose longs for a mother who just can’t be there for her. In 1977, Ben longs for a mother who recently died and a father he has never …Related Posts:Book Review: City Dog, Country FrogPuppets: A Fresh [...]

Dec
4
2011

What benefits do I get from an eBook reader?

Guest Post by James Brighton The future seems to already be with us, and has sprung upon many of us without us knowing. 10 years ago if someone had said you can get any book you have ever wanted on a one inch think tablet that you can hold in your hands, you would probably have laughed at them.  Nowadays it’s …Related Posts:Social Media as a Teaching ToolThe 10 Most Common Teacher Complaints Against iBooksThe [...]

Nov
26
2011

25 iPad Apps Changing College Prep

  Guest Post by Tim Handorf Preparing to go to college can be an arduous task. From filling out countless applications to choosing a school to making sure you do well on exams — it can all be pretty stressful. While there’s no one method to fully eliminate the trials and tribulations that come along with getting into the best colleges, there …Related Posts:Dos and Don’ts in Writing College Application EssaysHow to Succeed in an [...]

Nov
13
2011

Your Child’s Writing Life

Guest Post by Dawn Little Literacy Toolbox Review: Your Child’s Writing Life: How to Inspire Confidence, Creativity, and Skill at Every Age Pam Allyn’s Best Book for Boys was published in May and now her latest, Your Child’s Writing Life (Penguin, 2011) is out.  Her boys book was written for educators, but I found a lot of …Related Posts:Ways To Raise a WriterPuppets: A Fresh Approach to Storytelling Essay writing tipsMinimal Marking: A Humane and [...]

Oct
30
2011

Story Tellers: Telling Stories Around the House

Guest Post by Dawn Little Storytelling: The art of creating and sharing a narrative orally or through writing.   Storytelling has been around for centuries; oral stories were often committed to memory and passed down from generation to generation.  Later, people began writing down stories and passing them to the next generation.  Storytelling is a fun and …Related Posts:YouTube and Teaching Go Hand in Hand Five Ways to Read with Your ToddlerWant to Keep Your Child [...]

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