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Thanksgiving-Xmas-Winter Solstice: It’s That Time Of Year Again!
2:21 pm , November 21, 2014 1

Thanksgiving-Xmas-Winter Solstice: It’s That Time Of Year Again!

Thanksgiving is now a memory in Canada, fast approaching in the USA, and soon to be followed by Christmas for all—yes, I’m using the word “Christmas” but I’m thinking of all the seasonal celebrations, religious and otherwise, surrounding the winter solstice. We know it’s the time of year to reflect gratefully on the good things {Read More}

How To Keep An Unhappy, Reluctant Reader From Giving Up
2:21 pm , November 6, 2014 2

How To Keep An Unhappy, Reluctant Reader From Giving Up

It is common for children to be unhappy now and then, but prolonged misery over something as simple as not being a good reader can make a child feel angry, sad and unpopular, and can make a child want to give up trying to learn to read. The question is, what can a parent do {Read More}

Spooky Halloween Stories Can Help Make Reading Fun For Kids
1:04 am , October 15, 2014 0

Spooky Halloween Stories Can Help Make Reading Fun For Kids

Kids love Halloween and you can capitalize on their enjoyment of this fun, spooky season by introducing scary-fun books, stories, jokes, and cartoons to make your child’s home reading fun, too. ‘Tis the season to be frightened—is that a bad thing for children? Are Scary Stories Harmful for Kids? According to experts, children, by age {Read More}

Ten Easy Ways To Help Your Child Read Better, Faster, Sooner
12:56 am , September 29, 2014 1

Ten Easy Ways To Help Your Child Read Better, Faster, Sooner

How to help your child if he is experiencing difficulty learning to read is a worry that can weigh heavy on your mind as a parent. We all know that being able to read well is the key to good grades in school and to success in all areas of life. It is very stressful {Read More}

Children’s Mystery Stories Teach Problem-Solving Skills
4:26 am , September 3, 2014 1

Children’s Mystery Stories Teach Problem-Solving Skills

Children’s mystery stories teach problem-solving skills and help youngsters practice rational thinking, which has practical applications in real life. As young readers think of solutions to a mystery and follow along with the reasoning presented in the story, they are actually practicing the techniques they need to understand and resolve their own real-life problems. In {Read More}

The Kids’ Mystery, Someone’s Trapped, Is A Good Summer Read
6:37 am , August 7, 2014 0

The Kids’ Mystery, Someone’s Trapped, Is A Good Summer Read

The time has come to update your children’s summer reading lists, and a good choice for an eight to twelve-year-old is the kids’ mystery, Someone’s Trapped. If your child likes sports—soccer, in particular—and enjoys mysteries, too, Someone’s Trapped, a sports-themed mystery, is perfect.

Help Children Discover Summer Reading Fun With A Kids’ Whodunit
8:33 am , July 8, 2014 0

Help Children Discover Summer Reading Fun With A Kids’ Whodunit

It’s time to dig out some good summer reading for your children, and nothing is better than giving the gift of a kids’ whodunit as a reward for solving the mysteries presented by another year of school. Our children are now facing a long stretch of free time where they risk losing some of their {Read More}

Author Launches Kids’ Whodunit, Urges Parents To Make Reading Fun
4:04 am , June 25, 2014 0

Author Launches Kids’ Whodunit, Urges Parents To Make Reading Fun

(This story appeared in our local newspaper after my launch party for “Someone’s Trapped.” It was so much fun!) A launch party was held on the weekend for Someone’s Trapped, a sports-themed mystery for children aged eight to twelve, by author Maureen Grenier, resident of Tsawwassen, BC. This is the second in the Viking Club {Read More}

The Children’s Book Review Interviews Maureen Grenier, Part II
1:25 pm , May 26, 2014 0

The Children’s Book Review Interviews Maureen Grenier, Part II

This is Part II of the interview of author Maureen Grenier by Bianca Schulze from The Children’s Book Review for The Author Showcase.  Bianca Schulze: Your latest book, Someone’s Trapped—a kids’ soccer “whodunit”—is the second book in your Viking Club Mystery series.Is it important for readers to start your series from the first book, Something’s {Read More}

The Children’s Book Review Interviews Maureen Grenier, Part I
1:58 pm , May 21, 2014 0

The Children’s Book Review Interviews Maureen Grenier, Part I

This is Part I of the interview of author Maureen Grenier by Bianca Schulze from The Children’s Book Review for The Author Showcase. Bianca Schulze: Your latest book, Someone’s Trapped—a kids’ soccer “whodunit”—is the second book in your Viking Club Mystery series. Can you tell us a little about the series and how you originally {Read More}