Tag - Children’s Literature

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Twin Cities Summer Reading Programs – 2017
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FFTC BookHounds Invites Illustrator Nina Crittenden
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BookHounds Invities Erin Soderberg Downing in The Case of the Funnies
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BookHounds Invites Molly Beth Griffin
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BookHounds Episode 2, ‘Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs’
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BookHounds Invites John Coy, Author of ‘Their Great Gift’
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Meet John Coy, Author of ‘Their Great Gift’
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‘Punk Skunks’ A Picture Book Process
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2016 FFTC BookHounds
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Read Aloud Wednesday– ‘A Dog is a Dog’ by Stephen Shaskan October 2015

Twin Cities Summer Reading Programs – 2017

2017 Summer Reading Programs

Where do your kids fall in the summer reading spectrum? Whether they love to read or hate it or are somewhere in between, there is probably a program out there for them. If they are ambitious, they can participate in several. There is no rule that kids can’t use the same books for several programs.

A couple years ago, I did some research on the reality of the income-based achievement gap and how parents can Increase their Child’s Chances in School with a few Simple, Budget-Friendly Habits. Summer reading is another place where the achievement gap grows. However, the fix is offering your kids easy access to a lot of books and empowering them to select their own reading materials.This is where summer reading programs can come in handy.

The following are few programs we found plus our own:

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FFTC BookHounds Invites Illustrator Nina Crittenden

From what I have experienced, a picture book illustrator is a fun person. Especially those from Minnesota.

I guess I could be biased, but I don’t think so.  At the beginning of August, we met Mike Wohnoutka and today we meet Nina Crittenden.

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More information is included in the links below.

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BookHounds Invities Erin Soderberg Downing in The Case of the Funnies

 

FamilyLit

“I’ve always been a huge fan of series.  It turns somebody into having a reading habit, going back to the same characters.”

-Erin Soderberg Downing

Erin Soderberg Downing is a fun mom!  You will hear about how she is a mother to three.  Sometimes four and sometimes five.  And how that alone was the inspiration for her popular book series, The Quirks and Puppy Pirates.

We have affiliate links to the books mentioned in the show notes below.

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BookHounds Invites Molly Beth Griffin

BookHounds Invites Molly Beth Griffin

Mother’s Day is on Sunday and we thought what a great time to focus our attention on authors who are also moms.

Today we wanted to introduce you to Molly Beth Griffin, a local author and Minneapolis mom of two little cuties.

Show notes are below.

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BookHounds Episode 2, ‘Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs’

Learn how to make Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs an interactive and fun family experience.

 

See show notes for more information.

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BookHounds Invites John Coy, Author of ‘Their Great Gift’

BookHounds welcomes John Coy, the author of the new book, Their Great Gift, just released March 1, 2016.

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Meet John Coy, Author of ‘Their Great Gift’

‘Punk Skunks’ A Picture Book Process

What’s it like to write a picture book?

Punk Skunks is a rockin’ picture book illustrated and written by Stephen and Trisha Speed Shaskan.  They share with us the process of publishing their most recent book.

  • Why did they choose skunks?
  • How did they become punk rockers?
  • What do you do when you are asked to make changes?

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2016 FFTC BookHounds

Join our Facebook group FFTC BookHounds for Facebook Live Chats and interaction with other BookHounds, including REAL LIFE authors!

 

Find Show Notes Here!


BookHounds Invites Season 1

Megan Maynor

 

Megan Maynor
Ella and Penguin Stick Together

 


 

 

Shaskans

 

Stephen and Trisha Speed Shaskan 
Punk Skunks 

 

 


 

 

Bonus bookhounds' (3)John Coy
Their Great Gift 

 

 

 


bookhoundsAimee Bissonette
Miss Colfax’s Light

 

 

 


bookhounds

 

Mary Casanova
Wake Up, Island!


 

 

BookHounds

 

David LaRochelle
Monster & Son


 

 

bookhounds

 

Molly Beth Griffin

Rhoda’s Rock Hunt


 

stephanie watson

 

Stephanie Watson
Behold! A Baby

 

Vicki Palmquist
Vicki Palmquist 
The Case of Summertime Books

Rick Chrustowski
Rick Chrustowski
The Case of Habitats and Homes

 familylitErin Soderberg Downing
The Case of  the Funnies

Lynne JonellLynne Jonell
The Case of Imagination
 

Read Aloud Wednesday– ‘A Dog is a Dog’ by Stephen Shaskan October 2015

Family Fun at Home

Sometimes you want a quick and fun read with your kids. And this month’s suggestion is one of my favorites.  This month’s Read Aloud Wednesday Book Recommendation is  A Dog Is A Dog by Stephen Shaskan.

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