Lauren LOVES this movie. Now off to the library to find this book. She is going to flip out!

Lauren LOVES this movie. Now off to the library to find this book. She is going to flip out!

Children's Books Guide presents the 100 best children's chapter books ~ A great mix of classic and newer novels!

Children's Books Guide presents the 100 best children's chapter books ~ A great mix of classic and newer novels!

view of first world war era from a ten year old boy. Good idea for children to create their own "history comic books"

view of first world war era from a ten year old boy. Good idea for children to create their own "history comic books"

Jessica sent this to me with a note: "It makes me think of what John T. Gatto said about childrens lit authors –something to the effect of –the good ones paint a realistic and complex world, knowing and assuming and expecting that the childs mind can attain to that level of understanding."  So helpful.  Take notes on this illustration.    @Frank Churchill, does this qualify to be an 'occasional' on the shared board? If not, I can keep it here.

Jessica sent this to me with a note: "It makes me think of what John T. Gatto said about childrens lit authors –something to the effect of –the good ones paint a realistic and complex world, knowing and assuming and expecting that the childs mind can attain to that level of understanding." So helpful. Take notes on this illustration. @Frank Churchill, does this qualify to be an 'occasional' on the shared board? If not, I can keep it here.

The Life and Death of Charlie St.Cloud - Ben Sherwood. The book is SO good!

The Life and Death of Charlie St.Cloud - Ben Sherwood. The book is SO good!

Books every family needs.  Website is no time for flashcards and has some great ideas

Books every family needs. Website is no time for flashcards and has some great ideas

Picture book by Chris Van Allsburg.  Essentially "Jumanji" in outer space.

Picture book by Chris Van Allsburg. Essentially "Jumanji" in outer space.

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