Tag - KidLit

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Twin Cities Summer Reading Programs – 2017
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BookHounds Invites: Belinda Jensen
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FFTC BookHounds Invites Illustrator Nina Crittenden
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BookHounds Invites Lynne Jonell in ‘The Case of Imagination’
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BookHounds Invities Erin Soderberg Downing in The Case of the Funnies
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BookHounds “FamilyLit Celebrating Nature and Families”
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BookHounds Invites Molly Beth Griffin
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BookHounds Episode 5: Behold! A Baby
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2016 FFTC BookHounds

Twin Cities Summer Reading Programs – 2017

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.

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.

The following are few programs we found plus our own:

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BookHounds Invites: Belinda Jensen

FamilyLit

I would be lying if I didn’t admit that I was a little star-struck when I first met Belinda Jensen.  But she admits herself that she is a science nerd–and has always been one.

As a meterologist, Belinda gets to meet with second-graders and has learned first hand about their anxiety over the weather.  This is where being a mom herself collides with being a science nerd.

The Mayo Clinic has done research about how to help kids.  Bel took that information from Mayo and applied it.  She could do something to help kids.

That’s how Bel the Weather Girl  was born.


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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 Invites Lynne Jonell in ‘The Case of Imagination’

 

“This is what I want to do most in all the world.  I want to write books like this for kids like me.”

-Lynne Jonell, age 12

Lynne Jonell grew up in Richfield and now lives in Plymouth.  She loves to tell stories and has a wild imagination!

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BookHounds Invities Erin Soderberg Downing in The Case of the Funnies

 

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“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 “FamilyLit Celebrating Nature and Families”

This week on BookHounds, Gianna talks about some unconventional ideas for great FamilyLit.  Each of these books will be enjoyed by the whole family.  You can read these books over and over without needing to bang your head against a wall.

FamilyLit Show Notes Below

Join the conversation at our facebook group FFTC BookHounds.

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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 5: Behold! A Baby


Show Notes

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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!

 

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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

 

 

 


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Mary Casanova
Wake Up, Island!


 

 

BookHounds

 

David LaRochelle
Monster & Son


 

 

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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
 

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