early readers

December 29, 2016

Middle Grade Fiction with Fibonacci, Tesla, and More!

a post from the archives! (originally published March 26, 2014) When I was a child I read large numbers of mysteries and was always somewhat irritated when […]
August 30, 2016

A Complicated Case by Ulf Nillson

A funny, chapter book mystery for newly independent readers! A Complicated Case (Detective Gordon) by Ulf Nillson and illustrated by Gittee Spee. Gecko Press, 2016. 96 […]
August 26, 2016

*When Green Becomes Tomatoes by Julie Fogliano

Short, free verse poems as journal entries over the course of a year capture the feel of changing seasons in this well-illustrated book for elementary school […]
November 18, 2015

Flying Ponies and Dump Trucks

Do little kids love fantasy? NPR recently reported on a study done by three academic psychologists on the subject of children and fiction. They asked a […]
June 22, 2015

Squelch Not the Series!

If you recognize names such as Jack and Annie or Patrick and Beth, know that mysteries can be ordered A to Z, or believe in Rainbow […]
May 11, 2015

A Pet for Fly Guy (Fly Guy Series) by Tedd Arnold

A Pet for Fly Guy by Tedd Arnold. Orchard Books, 2014. 32 pages.  Reading Level: Early Reader, ages 4-8 Recommended For: Ages 4-8, especially boys The […]
February 2, 2015

Bad Bye, Good Bye by Deborah Underwood

Bad Bye, Good Bye by Deborah Underwood, illustrated by Jonathan Bean. HMH Books for Young Readers, 2014. 32 pages. Reading Level: Picture Books, ages 0-8 Maturity […]
December 1, 2014

The Chicken Squad by Doreen Cronin and illustrated by Kevin Cornell

This book is a “Best of the Best” pick from ourWinter Book Fair. CLICK HERE to see more gift ideas! The Chicken Squad: The First Misadventure by Doreen […]