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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}

I’ll Solve Your Mystery; You Solve Mine
7:15 am , August 28, 2013 0

I’ll Solve Your Mystery; You Solve Mine

What mystery can I solve for you?  I can help you with the mystery of how to provide meals for your athletes when they can’t be with the family for dinner.  What mystery can you solve for me?  You can help me with the mystery of how to get reviews for my book, which is {Read More}

Do Children’s Classic Mystery Writers Sell In Today’s Market?
7:21 am , July 23, 2013 0

Do Children’s Classic Mystery Writers Sell In Today’s Market?

Do you sometimes wonder if the mystery books you enjoyed as a child would be considered as much fun to read by children today as when you discovered them in your youth? There is no question that there are a lot more books from which to choose today when you are selecting reading material for {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}

Help Your Child Read – And There Are Many Ways To Do It
8:04 am , May 2, 2013 0

Help Your Child Read – And There Are Many Ways To Do It

Busy parents often feel guilty about not doing enough to help their children learn to read. However, even though you can’t sit beside a child every night to listen and help sound out the words, it doesn’t mean you can’t help. Sometimes helping means letting a child learn how to help himself – which is {Read More}

Do You Know How To Create An Enthusiastic Reader?
6:10 am , April 16, 2013 0

Do You Know How To Create An Enthusiastic Reader?

I read my first book – a mystery story – when I was seven and nearing the end of grade two. My reading vocabulary was still very limited, but my desire to read was overwhelming. Why? I saw my sister and father reading every minute of their spare time, and so I knew it must {Read More}

How To Help A Reader Who Refuses Help Can Be A Mystery
11:09 pm , February 15, 2013 0

How To Help A Reader Who Refuses Help Can Be A Mystery

Sometimes even quite young children will dig in their heels and refuse to accept help in learning how to do something they find difficult – like reading, for example. You can be given great advice on how to help your child, but the fact is that no one can make a person learn. The only {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}