Rereading the Classics or nah?

When I plopped my stack of books on the counter to check out, the librarian placed her hand reverently on the collection, furrowed her brow, parted her lips in a weak smile, and said, “Rereading the Classics?” I had the distinct impression that she meant, “Aren’t there any other books among the thousands on the shelves…

The last page…

I prefer to read a book from the last page backward. If the last page, the last chapter, the resolution of the entire book is captivating, then I’m motivated to start at page one and read to the end.  As the last week of our homeschool school year ends, I find myself wanting to go back…

The ocean is alive!

Wow! Ocean! by Robert Neubecker When Izzy and Jo leave their mountain home for a trip to the ocean, all they can say is wow! Readers join them in the excitement of their discovery of shells, tide pools, fish, rays, whales, sharks, jellyfish, the deep, coral reef, anemone, turtles, a sunken ship, and the ocean.…

Finding Home

The Boy on the Porch by Sharon Creech With pristine dialogue and vividly sketched characters, the Newbery Award winning author weaves yet another timeless tale full of wonder, family, and connection. What will a middle-aged childless couple do with a speechless boy who is left on their porch one morning? Every question John and Marta…

The Last Dash?

With school supplies piling up on the kitchen table, it’s time for a quick dash to the beach before school starts. Are you taking your last dash to the Crystal Coast?