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Why Dr. Seuss is still the bees knees 76 years later

Why Dr. Seuss is still the bees knees 76 years later

Though it was 76 years ago when Dr. Seuss published his first children’s book, And to Think I Saw It on Mulberry Street, it was his thirteenth book published in 1957 that really sealed Dr. Seuss’s magical connection with young readers.  His introduction of the mischievously unforgettable and much beloved The Cat in the Hat was just a glimpse […]

Summer Reading

Summer Reading

My boys did great with their reading goals this school year, and part of my job as “mom” is to make sure they continue reading throughout the summer……….fun?  Not so much, but with the Summer Reading Program–through the Parmly Billings Library, summer reading will be a breeze! Prizes, fun activities and a nice site to […]

One mom’s tips on how to raise a reader

One mom’s tips on how to raise a reader

I’m not a teacher or a librarian.  I’m not an expert at all.  Really, I’m just a mom who loves to read.  Books have been my friends since, well, since forever.  I read books, newspapers, even the back of a cereal box if it’s in front of me.  I try my best to encourage my […]

We just got a lesson, we just got a lesson, we just got a lesson, wonder who it’s from?

We just got a lesson, we just got a lesson, we just got a lesson, wonder who it’s from?

On our last trip to the library, my 3 year old picked out his usual books.  Thomas, Charlie Brown, Max & Ruby, etc.  For some bizarre reason, he really wanted this Blue’s Clues book, called “I’m Sorry!” by Justin Chanda.  He considers himself too old for Blue’s Clues, so I was both surprised and irritated.  […]

Superhero Letters

Superhero Letters

Did you know that Batman is alive and well and resides in Billings?  It is a family secret that I am finally letting slip – my son is Batman.  To honor is alter ego, I made some superhero letters for him today. I purchased the letters at Hobby Lobby and the fabric at the Bernina […]

What’s the Big Deal About Reading?!

What’s the Big Deal About Reading?!

Reading stimulates and develops children’s imaginations and even their IQ. Reading kindles interest, encourages curiosity, and exposes us to new worlds and experiences. Reading opens the world of possibilities to us, whether we are a 2 year old being read to, a mother snatching a few moments of book time while kids nap, or grandparents […]