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Friday, November 6, 2015

Raising a Rock-Star Reader + Friday Show and Tell

Happy Friday, everyone! Before we get to the usual Show and Tell portion of our program, I have to tell you about my friend’s new book!

Raising a Rock-Star Reader review and giveaway!

Amy Mascott (my friend!) and Allison McDonald are just published their new book Raising a Rock-Star Reader and it’s wonderful! I received an advanced copy and it is filled with all kinds of wonderful tips, recommendations and resources for getting your children to be great readers. Years I ago I had the chance to hear a lecture from a UC Berkeley professor who specialized in early education. She talked at length about why it is so beneficial to read to children from a very early age – the very act of hearing varied language and many words helps children’s brains develop in tremendous ways. It was fascinating and something I’ve thought about a lot as we’ve raised our children.

Anna and Cate are both rock-star readers (I am grateful every day for this) and will probably be as excited to read Amy and Allison’s book as I am. Owen is still a wee thing and the tips in this book are fabulous. I can’t wait to start implementing the ideas with all three of our kids!

Of course you know I love giveaways! So, let’s give away a copy of Amy and Allison’s book! To enter the giveaway simply leave a comment telling us your most favorite children’s book. That’s it! Comments must be posted by Midnight PT 11/13/15 and prize must be shipped within the U.S.

Congratulations to Amy and Allison for a job very well done on their wonderful book! Here’s to happy readers!

And, since it’s Friday, a few links to share!

One last thing! Nate and I discovered Les Revenants (The Returned) on Netflix and it’s AWESOME. I’m always looking out for your TV watching. It’s because I care.

Okay, so, be sure to leave a comment to enter the giveaway above! And, as always, feel free to share whatever you want for Show and Tell!

I am a member of the Netflix Stream Team, which means they send me cool stuff from time to time. For the record, I would be addicted to Netflix in spite of said cool stuff.


  1. 1

    “Ain’t Gonna paint no more”
    Mostly because I love listening to my kids giggle when I read it!

  2. 2

    Cranberry Thanksgiving is my favorite for this time of the year. I grew up with it and so have my kids. I’m a New England girl and it’s a quintessential New England Thanksgiving book.

  3. 4

    All of the Marcie Sendak books but especially “Where the Wild Things Are “

  4. 5

    Since it was just Halloween, we were loving “Room on the Broom.” And my husband always loves saying the line, “buzz off, that’s my witch.” He always gives me pointed looks when he reads it.

  5. 6
    Lindsay R

    For a short picture book read, “Double Trouble in Walla Walla”. Pretty funny and clever.
    For a longer chapter book read, Pippi Longstocking!

  6. 7
    Anne Pik

    “Love You Forever” by Robert Munsch. I can’t read it to my kids without tearing up.

  7. 8

    So many great books to pick a favorite. Right now Claire is really into the Ramona books. A favorite of both kids is the pout pout fish and the gruffalo.

  8. 9

    Would love to win this my kids are not rock star readers … I could use some tips… My fav is where the wild things are 🙂 ❤️

  9. 10
    Nikki CB

    Looks like a fabulous book! For little little ones, my favorite is “Dear Zoo” by Rod Campbell. My first learned how to turn pages and lift flaps with that book. 🙂

  10. 11

    My kids vote for *all* Elephant and Piggie books!

  11. 12

    I loved the Berenstain Bears when I was little! And my baby likes the Alphaprints board books 🙂

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