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Best Books: : A Wrinkle in time

The magic of books is that many can stand the test of time. A Wrinkle In Time is one of those books. It may have been written over 50 years ago, but its magic, its beauty, and its tale of fitting in never stops being important.

Meg Murry and her younger brother Charles Wallace are trying to fit in. The whole town is talking about them, and believes that their father is a loser scientist that has left them, their siblings, and their brilliant scientist mother without any word or hope to ever see him again. But Meg Murray and Charles Wallace do not believe it. They have made one new friend, Calvin O’Keefe, and together the three of them are going to have the most amazing adventure ever.

When a strange neighbor, Mrs. Whatsit, comes to them and asks for their help they discover a whole new strange and magical world. They also just might find Meg’s Dad isn’t such loser scientist after all.

A Wrinkle In Time was the 1963 Newbury Medal Winner, and time has only made this story better. There is a movie in production, to be released early 2018, starring Reese Witherspoon, Oprah Winfrey, and Chris Pine. With the movie coming out soon it is the perfect time to introduce a new generation to the amazing stories by Madeleine L’Engle. Check out the book now and be ready to see it come to life on the big screen next year.

Books about Presidents

Our kids do a lot of learning outside of the classroom. One of the ways they learn is by reading. Reading is one of the fun ways to learn new things. Especially when you read non-fiction. Non-fiction books do not have to be boring, they can actually be really fun. When you are learning new, interesting, and fun things about someone that you already know something about you become more excited about that person, and about learning. That is why we are suggesting some fun nonfiction books this month. The President of the United States is someone new every 4 or 8 years. We know all of their names. We even know a little bit about some of the more popular ones. But do we know anything fun or personal about them? By learning something fun and personal about them we can learn more about them as individuals.

Here are three of our favorites:

Master George’s People: George Washington, His Slaves, and His Revolutionary Transformation: This fun book about our first President, George Washington, covers a wide range of background on the man who led our country in one of its most important moments. It tells about him as he was during his Presidency, and just before his presidency, and just after it. It really opens up about his slaves, his involvement in the war, and creating our nation. This is a book for grades 5-8th.

books about presidents

Teedie: The Story of Young Teddy RooseveltThis book follows Theodore Roosevelt and discusses him as a child. Follow along and learn about the great bull moose president’s early years and how they shaped him to lead a country.

Books about presidents - Theodore Roosevelt

Barack Obama: Son of Promise, Child of HopeThis book allows kids to learn more about our most recent president. President Obama was probably the first president many of our kids had experience with. Now they can learn more about him as a child, the way he grew up, and how he became the man at the helm of change.

books about presidents - Barack Obama

20 Books Your Boys Will Love: How to Eat Fried Worms

How to Eat Fried Worms

Do you have a hard time getting your boys interested in reading new books? Do your boys like to read but not enjoy looking for new books that they will like? Do you try to keep up on the new book trends but have a difficult time deciding which books will interest your young boys? Well how about we create a list of 20 great books boys love. Each week we will introduce a different book and hopefully find you and your boys something fun and interesting to read together or for them to read independently.

Reading together can make stories come to life. Having an out loud reading time each day or night can make books seem that much more entertaining. When you read books out loud together they become real. You can change voices, give characters more depth, and keep your kids attention in a way that the words on the page may not be able to do at a young age. So reading together is essential in fostering a love for reading.

This week we want to introduce a great book that is perfect for reading aloud together or independently. How to Eat Fried Worms is the story of Jay Sanders a 10 year old boy that is about to face the most disgusting bet of all time. He must eat 15 worms in 15 days. This may sound atrocious to the faint-hearted, but to a boy, especially a 10 year old boy, this is definitely doable. Especially since the reward is the biggest thing he has ever imagined, $50 for a shiny, brand new mini bike!

Now all Jay can think of is how he can eat 15 worms. How can he make them taste good? How can he swallow them without gagging? Lucky his friends are there to help. Ketchup and mustard worms, ice-cream cake worms, and finally fried in butter worms.

Writer Thomas Rockwell has created a fantastic world of disgusting yet delectable worm recipes in this boy worthy book. He makes the schoolyard come to life in the pages of schoolyard songs, taunts, games, and of course bets. Now your boys can experience the crazy worm concoctions while they discover if Jay can win his bet and buy his new mini bike. Follow along to see if he can make it, or lose his worm filled lunch.