New Chapter Books! (September 2020)

Posted on October 16, 2020September 22, 2020Categories JobTags , ,   Leave a comment on New Chapter Books! (September 2020)

Wow, I have SO MANY incredible books to share with you! If you like adventure, don’t miss The Hacker’s Key and The Canyon’s Edge. If you love animals, you’ll want to read A Whale in the Wild and The Endangereds. If you like amazing, real-life books, you’ll want to read Tune It Out, Fighting Words, and The Brave.   Full disclosure, I have more books in my to-read pile so I’ll be writing another new books post soon, with even more good books.   As always, purple … Continue reading “New Chapter Books! (September 2020)”

Short Story Books for Middle-Grade Readers

Posted on October 10, 2020September 22, 2020Categories JobTags , , , , ,   Leave a comment on Short Story Books for Middle-Grade Readers

A reader wrote to ask me for a list of books with short stories for middle-grade readers, ages 9 – 12.  Interestingly, short story anthologies are not in abundance for tweens but even still, there are some good options to keep kids reading. Short stories offer students an alternative to a long chapter book and give teachers quick passages to use as mentor texts or for reading lessons. Short Story Books for Middle-Grade Readers (Ages 9 – 12) Fable Comics edited … Continue reading “Short Story Books for Middle-Grade Readers”

The Best STEM Toys and Gifts for Kids

Posted on October 9, 2020Categories BusinessTags , , ,   Leave a comment on The Best STEM Toys and Gifts for Kids

Are you shopping for the best STEM toys and gifts for your kids this holiday season? Here you’ll find what’s new and recommended for 2020 as well as the best classic STEM ideas for kids. Discover robots, building blocks, science kits, circuitry, math games, and much more! This is the best list of science, technology, engineering, and math toys and gifts curated by a teacher for parents who want double-duty gifts that are both fun and educational. 2020 STEM Gifts … Continue reading “The Best STEM Toys and Gifts for Kids”

Children’s Books about Elections and Voting

Posted on October 7, 2020Categories BusinessTags , , ,   Leave a comment on Children’s Books about Elections and Voting

I firmly believe it’s our responsibility as citizens to educate kids about the democratic process of elections and voting. (Even though you might dislike election time and the drama that comes with it!) Election season gives us an opportunity to teach children about elections by reading kid-appropriate children’s books like these… Try incorporating at-home activities about voting. For example, vote for the best jack-o-lantern. Or vote for a chores manager. Or have everyone pick a platform and a party, then … Continue reading “Children’s Books about Elections and Voting”