Category Archives: Books

The Pout-Pout Fish and a Sunflower Can Ease Back to School Challenges

So many picture books are aimed at first school experiences like “Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten,” “Kindergarten Rocks,” or “Countdown to Kindergarten.” But two recent PAL Award winners offer some depth to the story of starting school or maybe … Continue reading

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“Never Ever” and “Splat” New Picture Books for Early Readers Over Summer

With two of my grandchildren discovering the joy of reading in this kindergarten year, I am especially tuned in to fun, new picture books with simple repetitive lines that can reinforce reading over the summer break . Here are a … Continue reading

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Happy Easter With Jan Brett’s “The Easter Egg”

Happy Easter and Passover to all! The rain has cancelled our Easter egg hunt but that means we have had a morning reading books from Chima and Lego Movie early readers to Jan Brett’s lovely “The Easter Egg.” Little Hoppi … Continue reading

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Encouraging Early Readers Over the Summer

We just returned from a trip to Barnes and Noble with 3 of our grandchildren and we had our usual fun outing reading new and classic picture books (we all LOVE “When the Crayons Quit” and enjoyed “The Snatchabook” and … Continue reading

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Kickstarter Campaign for “Crack the Books” Begins Today

Many of you know and use the fantastic apps for language learning by Mobile Education Store. I have reviewed several of them and they are a mainstay in my therapy tool bag! I’ve reviewed them on my blog and even … Continue reading

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Seashores to Sea Floors Giveaway Winner!

Congratulations to Grace, the winner of our Seashores to Sea Floors Giveaway! I can’t wait to hear how you use this wonderful e-book all about the ocean.

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“Too Much Glue” by Lefebvre Provides Language Lessons in Speech Therapy

As a speech therapist I find that just about any activity involving glue is fun for kids! The same apparently holds true for a book about “Too Much Glue.” Matty gets instructions from his art teacher to hold back on … Continue reading

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Crack the Books “Seashores to Sea Floors” Review and Free Giveaway

Mobile Education Store has been a treasure chest of great apps for learning language from Conversation Builder and Rainbow Sentences to Tense Builder and Story Builder, that engage kids with clever cartoons and break down language learning into kid-sized bites. … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day Books For Speech Therapy Lessons

The book table at Barnes and Noble is filled with Valentine’s Day books. I tend to pass up the series books in favor of those with unique stories but here is one of each: The Biggest Kiss by Joanna Walsh … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day Books Celebrating Love and Friendship To Build Language

I love using great picture books in speech therapy or simply reading a fun book to kids. Here are some of my new favorite books celebrating love and friendship for Valentine’s Day and beyond: I Love You More by Laura … Continue reading

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