Saturday, May 14, 2011
Sunday, May 8, 2011
Monday, February 14, 2011
Sunday, February 6, 2011
Sunday, January 30, 2011
When my nephew came to NYC for a visit, I was in charge of babysitting and all activities! What fun that was for me. So I called up all my friends with kids- and invited them all to play dates!
Mama B and Big Girl S, invited us to their apartment in Chelsea to play.
Upon on arrival, Big Girl S presented my nephew with a - WELCOME TO NYC- NICE TO MEET YOU- present. Of course he loved it and wanted to read it immediately with everyone, twice! My parents, who were along on the play date as well, enjoyed the read. bell hooks writes in a lyrical poetic rhythm that lulls us all into loving her words.
Be Boy Buzz is our family's new favorite!
Posted by Amanda Hartman at 2:09 PM
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
After spending a day at the beach with my friends Mama and Papa J and their three kids we went home for napping time. As all the kids went off to their own napping spot, I pulled out my gifts, Shades of People, The Lion and the Mouse, and a few non fiction books by Gail Gibbons: My Basketball Book and My Soccer Book. The twins and Toddler J- were in love with their new treasures.
Of course, as a house guest with Mama K and Big Girl C, I left 3 new series books with them. Chapter Book reading with young readers, who are in first grade like Big Girl C, is a wonderful way to work on build mental images, more sophisticated vocabulary and for thinking about longer and more complex stories. I gave them Whoopi Goldberg's new series- Sugar Plum Ballerinas, Nikki Grimes' new series- Dyamonde Daniel, and Amanda Stern's new series- Frankly Frannie.
Enjoy the reading! And lavish your friends in books!
Monday, January 17, 2011
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Hello Literary Family!
Sorry we have been gone so long from our blog.
No worries, we have a whole set of books, stories, and wonderful celebartions for you and your family to enjoy! Thanks for reading and rereading the blog this year! It has brought us much joy!
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Wishing you lots of hope and peaceful reading in the new year,
The Literary Family
Posted by Amanda Hartman at 11:35 AM