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The Ballpark Mysteries: Accessible titles for transitioning readers!
An essay from David A. Kelly!
Sometimes, reading is scary.
Consider this email I received from a mother who had purchased one of my Ballpark Mysteries books for her son Charlie:
After meeting you at the book festival, Charlie was so excited to read his first chapter book. But that evening he became petrified to read your book. The “chapter book” stereotype got to him. He cried when it was time to read so we read the first chapter together, “The Green Monster.” Charlie went on to read two more chapters that night and then early that morning he awoke with me at 5:30am and we read together by book light, each reading our own books sitting in rocking chairs. Charlie finished your book in 3 days. He was SO proud of himself, and he sleeps with your book next to his bed on his nightstand.
That’s the thing about my Ballpark Mysteries books. They’re great for kids who are scared of reading. Or bored by reading. Or simply uninterested in reading.Continue Reading
Just Like Me Poster & Activities
From Vanessa Brantley-Newton, the author of Grandma’s Purse, comes a collection of poetry filled with engaging mini stories about girls of all kinds: girls who feel happy, girls who feel sad, girls who feel scared, girls who feel powerful, girls who love their bodies and girls who don’t, country girls, city girls, girls who love their mothers, and girls who wish they had a father. Celebrate poetry month with this book and these poetry-themed activities!
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Overview, Young Explorer's Edition By Benjamin Grant with Sandra Markle
Discover Earth as you've never seen it before, in this stunning and unique collection of satellite images that offer an unexpected look at our planet. A perfect gift for young National Geographic fans and atlas enthusiasts!
When astronauts look down at our planet and see its vibrant surface shining against the blackness of space, they experience the Overview Effect--a sense of awe, an awareness that every...