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By PJF | Published: April 2, 2014
April is National Poetry Month and what better time to introduce children to the delightful sounds of language with a collection of nursery rhymes. I’ll make some book recommendations at the end of this post, but first—why should we start with nursery rhymes? Sound and Rhythm In our Make Way for Reading: Great Books for [Read more...]
By PJF | Published: March 17, 2014
Evacuation Day—March 17, 1776—might not have happened if it weren’t for the efforts of young Henry Knox and his courageous men: a biography for grade school by Anita Silvey, illustrated by Wendell Minor. Children’s literature expert and author, Anita Silvey, brings us a little-known story of a former Boston bookseller, now soldier, who brought an idea [Read more...]
By PJF | Published: February 2, 2013
This is a sad commentary on the arts and recess disappearing from many schools. This cartoon was posted on the AWSNA Facebook page Feb 1.
By PJF | Published: January 25, 2013
—from a book review in the newsletter, “Waldorf Today” edited by former teacher, David Kennedy and sent to 10,000 subscribers.
By PJF | Published: December 20, 2012
Thursday, December 20, 2012 marks the 200th anniversary of the first publication of the fairy tales collected by Wilhelm and Jacob Grimm – better known as the Brothers Grimm. The publication was called Children’s and Household Tales. The subsequent collections (and with new title) have influenced Western civilization, literature and movies and are said to [Read more...]
By PJF | Published: December 6, 2012
Testimonial from Lynn Thurrell, Merriconeag Waldorf School “I think the book is so helpful to parents who are wondering what to choose for their children out of the plethora of unknowns that they face on library shelves and in bookstores. It is hard to keep up, but with such solid and well informed selections as [Read more...]
By PJF | Published: May 10, 2012
A PERFECT HOLIDAY GIFT – helps parents and grandparents choose great books for children! MAKE WAY FOR READING: Great Books for Kindergarten Through Grade 8. Most adults who love reading want to pass on that love of reading to children. In this new book, nearly 1,000 books for children ages 6 to 14 are selected and [Read more...]
By PJF | Published: May 8, 2012
I’m frequently perusing the internet looking at sites which relate to children’s books or encouraging children to read. Recently I discovered a site with a very creative poster by a reading advocacy organization called “Burning Through Pages.” To order or see their other products, click here.
By PJF | Published: March 27, 2012
“…Books can have a powerful effect on the changing consciousness of the child, and serve as instruments initiating him or her into successive stages of life.…With this guide in hand, parents and teachers are given gentle and sensible advice on finding the best book for the right age. May this book of books stand as [Read more...]
By PJF | Published: February 5, 2012
Pam will be in northern California from February 20 – March 12 celebrating the launching of Make Way for Reading with co-editor, Karen Latimer and attending two teachers’ conferences in northern California. Contact us for details of place and time—let us know if you’d like us to visit. Here’s a view of the back cover. It even has a [Read more...]