Here’s a peek behind the scenes in the CLiF office. Julia is busy assembling a huge book order for CLiF’s fall programs through our partner First Book.
It’s a thoughtful process. Lots of kids in New Hampshire and Vermont are interested in hunting, animals, and nature, so she’s including
and while we’re on Hatchet, the survival genre is hot (think Hunger Games and Divergent trilogies).
With the promise of summer weather on the horizon, I’ve started to contemplate fun ways to bring our reading outdoors on warm, sunny days. Luckily with the world of Pinterest and creative blogs, I found a wealth of ideas for summer literacy activities.
People, it’s almost over!!! Winter is almost over!
I did not learn this from the Weather Channel, the Farmer’s Almanac, Punxsutawney Phil or the calendar.
I can see the light at the end of the tunnel because I know that Sunday is…
OPENING DAY OF BASEBALL SEASON!!!!
At our house no one is ever hungry, they are “staaarving!” No one is ever tired, they are “exhaaaausted!”
That’s how we roll. To just say things straight would be “sooo incredibly booooring!”
And we are not just prone to hyperbole either, we like all types of colorful language, especially idioms.
Time magazine recently reported on “Why Math Is the Hot New Bedtime Reading.”
Everyone knows how we here at CLiF feel about books and reading. And I have a particular soft spot for the soothing, relaxing, entertaining bedtime read.
A few months ago I tasked our readers with an important assignment: help me find books that I can read repeatedly without losing my sanity. For those of you who missed my first blog post, feel free to read it here.
Are you familiar with Patricia Polacco?
I hope you are. I have been in love with her beautiful, funny, moving, and meaningful books for years. My all time favorite is The Bee Tree in which a little girl, with the help of her grandfather and some bees, learns that the “adventure, knowledge, and wisdom of books”….” is as sweet as the honey from a bee tree.”
But that is a blog for another day!
We all know the power books can have. They can persuade, instruct, entertain, stimulate, educate, amaze, etc., etc., etc.
But can they make it snow?
Probably not all by themselves, but maybe with our help. Just maybe.
Remember the old “Think Snow” slogan?
If you’re anything like me, you’ll be spending this Halloween curled up with a scary book as you wait to chase hooligans off the supposedly-haunted bridge across from your property. But even if you’re not like me, you should still consider spending this cloudy, drizzly, decidedly creepy time of year reading an appropriately eerie book with your little monsters.
Do you see these beautiful children? Oh, they are a handful!
I love them so much, but at the end of a long day of chicken herding, I am worn out! Like chickens, they all seem to be going in different directions at the same time.