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Seal Island School

Seal Island School by Susan Bartlett, illustrated by Tricia Tusa Seal Island, Maine had one school and one teacher.  Forty-nine people lived on the island.  Each year a new teacher came to the school, and each year he or she left in June.  The teachers all said it was too lonely there. Pru Stanley really…

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Roald Dahl Day September 13, 2013

Roald Dahl Day September 13, 2013 Some of our long-time family favorite books are those written by Roald Dahl.  Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Giraffe the Pelly and Me, James and the Giant Peach, The BFG, Danny Champion of the World.  These books tend to have unlikely heroes, involve creative solutions to problems, fantastical…

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Up! Tall! And High!

Up! Tall! And High! (but not necessarily in that order.) by Ethan Long This is a silly, colorful book for emerging readers.  Using only a few, easy-to-read words, Long presents 3 stories with fun bird characters.  The stories center around the birds, and the words/concepts of tall, high (flying), and up (in a tree).  Each…

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Toys Go Out

Toys Go Out by Emily Jenkins, illustrated by Paul O. Zelinsky According to the subtitle, this book is “…the adventures of a knowledgeable stingray, a toughy little buffalo, and someone called Plastic.” The three main characters, StingRay, Lumphy, and Plastic, are toys who live in a house with the Little Girl and her parents.  When…

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More Learn to Read Treasure Hunts

More Learn to Read Treasure Hunts We’ve just added some new learn to read treasure hunts to the series – free to download and use. These are ready to use, fun treasure hunts that use words and pictures in each clue. My young readers loved doing treasure hunts.  It was a fun way to practice…

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The Big Balloon Race

The Big Balloon Race by Eleanor Coerr, Illustrated by Carolyn Croll It is 1882.  Horses, buggies, and wagons are common forms of transportation.  Large crowds turn out to watch balloon races.  The huge balloons are filled with hydrogen gas.  Carlotta the Great is the best female aeronaut (balloon pilot) in America. On the morning of…

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Reading Treasure Hunts

Learn To Read Treasure Hunts On Bookworm Bear My young readers loved doing treasure hunts.  It was a fun way to practice new reading skills.  And, they enjoyed running from one clue to the next, deciphering the words and finding the next clue…and eventually the end. Bookworm Bear is offering you printable treasure hunts clues…

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Thinking of Maurice Sendak

Thinking of Maurice Sendak This week marks what would have been Maurice Sendak’s 85th birthday.  Google even did a little animation showing some of his well-known characters.  Sendak was born June 10, 1928.  He died on May 8, 2012.  Sendak was awarded the Caldecott Medal in 1964 (Where the Wild Things Are); the Hans Christian…

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Make Fun Sheep Puppets

Make Fun Sheep Puppets – Art Project for Where is the Green Sheep Here is a fun art project to do with preschoolers that goes along with reading Where is the Green Sheep? by Mem Fox. Read the book, gather your art supplies and young artists, and let’s get started.         SUPPLIES:…

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For Gifted Young Readers

I’m adding a new page on Bookworm Bear – Young Gifted Readers – a page for those who learn to read very well at an early age.  It is very exciting to have a strong, young reader.  As a parent, you try to help him or her find books that are fun to read, and…

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