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The Accidental Book: Civil Rights Then and Now: A Timeline of the Fight for Equality in America

What began as an attempt to write a series of lesson plans for the WooJr.com ended with a full-on book for children and parents who are interested in learning and discussing about racism in this county. This two-year journey has taken me on a heartbreaking trip through hurt, anger, sadness, and often hopelessness and I […]

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14 Recommendations to Use for Read Alouds

Read Alouds are all the rage in homeschooling circles, but the truth is that reading aloud to your children should be a priority even if your children attend school outside of the home. Many write off picture books because they believe that they are too easy/young for older children. However, when I was teaching High […]

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Classic Short Stories to Add to Your Read Alouds

The Classics (as deemed by an all-white panel of really old men) are a necessary addition to your child’s knowledge bank. It’s so important to have a strong foundation. Here are a few of my favorite short stories that I believe are child-friendly. We will be reading (and sometimes re-reading) these in the next week. […]

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Free Kindle Books for this Weekend 3/28

These are a few of the books available for free via Amazon. They are all Kindle books and can be read on a Kindle device or by using the Kindle App for free on iPad, or computer. You can also read them via the Amazon Cloud.   [one-half-first]Garden Design and Landscaping – The Beginner’s Guide […]

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Books We’re Reading

I absolutely love the blog, I Capture the Rowhouse, and Farrar’s frequent posts about what her family is reading inspired me to share similarly here.We read a lot and I really want a better way of keeping a record of what we are reading. As I look for a way that works for our family, […]

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Disney Mid-May Madness Sale on all iTunes Storybook apps

The sale runs from May 17 – May 21 and all Storybook apps below will be $4.99 only! Wreck-It-Ralph Storybook Deluxe – Relive the incredible story of the Disney animated film Wreck-It Ralph – and, create and race your very own kart against other racers in the film!  Wreck-It Ralph longs to be as beloved as his game’s perfect Good […]