Tag Archives: Reading

itunes books

A friend just discovered 7 of my books are available for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch at itunes.apple.com. Although I don’t have any of those devices, I know many of you do, including my granddaughter!  (I do need to get … Continue reading

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Sophie’s New News

Sophie had “new news” on Thursday–”I read my first chapter book!” “Fabulous! That’s sooooo exciting!!! What was it about?” With that question, I was introduced to Bella The Bunny Fairy, one of a long list of titles in the Rainbow … Continue reading

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Sophie and a “pourquoi” story

Thursdays I drive into NYC to pick up Sophie after school for our Sophie/Grammy Day in NJ. Today we read How the Ostrich Got Its Long Neck retold by Verna Aardema & illustrated by Marcia Brown. It’s a delightful, fun … Continue reading

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On the go

Since my last post, Sophie & I spent a day at the New York Aquarium, Linda & I went peach & apple picking & my semester started at Queens College. The school bus ride & new school seem to suit … Continue reading

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Wonderful Writing and Stone Creek Woman

It’s been tooo0 hot to do much more than dust and in the process refamiliarize myself with my books which are stacked everywhere. (Even now at 9 pm sweat is dripping down my face as I write in my un-air … Continue reading

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Dot’s summer reading

Readers of my book, Rosie the Riveter: Women Working on the Home Front in World War II, “know” Dot Chastney; they’ve seen her grade school picture and read about her experiences growing up during World War II. Shortly after I … Continue reading

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Nonfiction Summer Reading List from P.S. 174

Students in Marie Russell’s 6th grade class at P.S. 174 in Queens put together this summer reading list of nonfiction books in response to my post about the absence of nonfiction books on lists (see May 30, 2009).

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Read Aloud

Linda’s 9-month old granddaughter is staying with us for a few days next week while her mother and father tend to work obligations. Since our children’s book collection has aged up with Sophie, I just bought Mem Fox’s new book, … Continue reading

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Reading with Sophie

I thought Sophie would be intrigued by Sylvia A. Earle’s first-hand account, Dive!: My Adventures in the Deep Frontier (National Geographic Society, 1999). Earle, a legendary marine biologist and ocean explorer, starts off with a note that immediately engaged Sophie. … Continue reading

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Before Rosa Parks, There Was Claudette Colvin

Sunday morning, I was half-listening to NPR while reading the newspaper when the lead to a segment titled “Before Rosa Parks, There Was Claudette Colvin” snagged my full attention. Having written about Claudette Colvin in my book Girls: A History … Continue reading

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