More Bulletin Book Blurbs

Even though I’ve moved (and joined a closer parish) I’ve continued to write book “reviews” for the St. William bulletin. Here are a few that have appeared in recent weeks. God Gave Us You / written by Lisa Town Bergren; illustrated by Laura J. Bryant (Water Books Press, 2000) Mama tucks in little cub forContinue reading “More Bulletin Book Blurbs”

Add the Gift of Reading to your Christmas List

Though my presentation on October 3, “Books for Grandkids,” had a small turnout due to the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, we offered it again to a large crowd. I also did two “book talks” for CCD parents earlier this month. I had a blast making book suggestions from noted Catholic publishers as well as secularContinue reading “Add the Gift of Reading to your Christmas List”

Where are the books for Catholic Kids?

So “Book and Bagels,” which was supposed to only be a summer program, is continuing every month. We’re moving onto other authors and rotating through different genres now. All that reading, though, had me wondering, Where are the Catholic characters among the books for children and teens? To answer this question, I headed to theContinue reading “Where are the books for Catholic Kids?”

My MTT Guest Blog

“Reaching Reluctant Writers with Wordless Picture Books” at MyTownTutors (August 27, 2104). Shares how I’ve successfully used wordless picture books, such as Zoom! by Istvan Banyai to get elementary students writing. Perfect advice for starting out a new school year. Here are some I’ve used with my students:  A new school year is a fresh exciting startContinue reading “My MTT Guest Blog”

Book Nook: Reviewing books for Catholic kids in the Bulletin

It’s summer and time for fun, but kids need to keep their reading muscles in shape too. So, we’re creating a family lending library for the ministry center at my parish. To help publicize it, I’m writing brief book reviews for the bulletin. We’re calling it “Book Nook.” Here are titles for children and teensContinue reading “Book Nook: Reviewing books for Catholic kids in the Bulletin”

Classic Children’s Books and Modern Gems

A few weeks ago I joined a book discussion called “Books and Bagels” that meets at a parish down the street. When I discovered we would be reading C.S. Lewis this summer I was thrilled. While it won’t include his children’s book, The Chronicles of Narnia, I do love his writing and am eager toContinue reading “Classic Children’s Books and Modern Gems”