January 20, 2018

“Wonder” Is a Must-Read for Kids 9 and Up

wonder by RJ Palacio

By Ann Van De Water Every once in a while, I read a book that I feel compelled to recommend to all my friends. Wonder by RJ Palacio is one of these books.  I can’t imagine anyone NOT loving this book.  It has been on many Best Books of 2012 lists, including NPR’s Best Books of 2012… Read more

Summer Reading List


Here are some great reads for independent readers that I’ve compiled over the years from my own experiences teaching high school, from my own kids’ favorites, and from quizzing my friends about what their kids are reading and loving.  The most feedback I’ve received is to try to balance the selections equally for boys and… Read more