Monday, January 16, 2017

The 1000 Book Before Kindergarten Challenge

Reading 1000 books before kindergarten is actually not that difficult -- many children do, and more. If they get one book read to them from ages 1-4, they will have more than 1000 books by the time they enter kindergarten. 

But imagine a child's thrill when she hears the 100-book mark she's reached! The 500-book! The 1000-book! The 2000-book! Such a number!

She can't help but be impressed with herself -- even if her counting skills are weak.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Kirkus Reviews, Best Middle Grade Books for 2016

And here's what Kirkus finds to be the best middle grade for the past year.