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Make This The Year Your Child Learns To Enjoy Reading
3:17 pm , November 23, 2016 0

Make This The Year Your Child Learns To Enjoy Reading

If you employ some well-known strategies, this can be the year your child learns to enjoy reading, which will pay positive dividends for him and for his entire future. If a child doesn’t enjoy reading, he will not read enough to really master the skill and reap the rewards. He may drift through life not {Read More}

Thanksgiving-Xmas-Winter Solstice: It’s That Time Of Year Again!
2:21 pm , November 21, 2014 0

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}

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}

Reading Is Too Important To Allow Your Child To Give Up On It
7:35 pm , May 22, 2013 1

Reading Is Too Important To Allow Your Child To Give Up On It

I think it takes a while for a child to understand that reading is not something that can be “gifted” to him by teachers and parents. He has to choose to use the tools he is offered and learn by himself, and he might not realize that even after three or four years of schooling. {Read More}

Everyone Loves A Good Mystery, And Children Are No Exception
8:26 pm , March 6, 2013 0

Everyone Loves A Good Mystery, And Children Are No Exception

It’s great to get a child hooked on reading mysteries, especially if the mystery is part of a series. Even unenthusiastic readers will become more interested in reading a book if it allows them to have a visit with an old friend – or several old friends. That’s what happens when a child starts following {Read More}

Solve the Mystery of Why Reading Time With Your Child Vanishes
9:53 pm , January 30, 2013 0

Solve the Mystery of Why Reading Time With Your Child Vanishes

Even parents who are seriously committed to helping their child learn to read well and work hard to set aside the time to help, often find that good intentions are not enough. Somehow the time you planned for reading just disappears; however, it really isn’t such a mystery. A lot of changes take place between {Read More}

In This Sports Mystery, A Good Friend Betrays Another
12:14 am , January 1, 2013 2

In This Sports Mystery, A Good Friend Betrays Another

Within the sports mystery, Something’s Missing, three children unite to solve a mystery, but in addition, each one has a problem to solve. This is Rebecca’s problem: A Snippet from Chapter Six:

In This Sports Mystery, The Loss Of Parental Support Is Mourned
7:26 pm , December 14, 2012 0

In This Sports Mystery, The Loss Of Parental Support Is Mourned

Within the sports mystery, Something’s Missing, three children unite to solve a mystery, but in addition, each one has a problem to solve. This is Chris’s problem: A Snippet from Chapter Two:

A Mystery For Children Unfolds Within The World Of Kids’ Sports
10:24 am , November 20, 2012 0

A Mystery For Children Unfolds Within The World Of Kids’ Sports

This press release was sent out to announce the availability of Something’s Missing, and here is what it said: