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Press Here, by Herve Tullet. This was the first book by Herve Tullet that I discovered and one of my favorites, though I do like a few of his others, too. It is wonderfully interactive as it invites kids to be a part of the book through simple directions (like, Press here.) He magically anticipates

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How Tall is Your “To Read” Pile? Making Choices for Read Alouds

I have to admit that I’m most excited to talk about choices for read alouds because children’s books are my thing. Honestly, children come in to my house and are astounded by the kids books they see. And, though my kids have pretty full bookshelves, I have to admit that in this case it’s my

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Just Read the Words, Right? How to Read Aloud

Now that we know that there are many good reasons to read aloud, it’s time to think about how to go about it. There’s a lot of resources out there on how to read aloud. Seems silly, right? Pick up a book and read. Sometimes that’s all there should be. So why are there whole

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Start With What You Know: Reading With Your Child

You’ve heard it from everyone. You know to do it. But why? how? what to read? Some nights, you’re just so tired. Other afternoons, you’re just so busy. Your child has learned to read on their own, so you feel a little relieved that you can just let them go on their own. I’ve spent

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