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If you are an avid reader, it’s safe to say you own a few books. OK, make that a lot of books.
Some of your books you would never part with, but others are currently gathering dust on bookshelves or perhaps even piled on the floor.
Since it looks like you will soon have to buy new bookshelves or continue to wade through books just to get to the kitchen, I’ve got an idea. Resolve this New Year to do what some people do with their wardrobes—don’t add anything until you get rid of something.
Fortunately, the Internet is the perfect place not only to unload old books but also find those on your “to-read” list for cheap.
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In the crush of holiday wish lists, gadgets, toys and media hype, it’s easy to overlook the four things experts tell us that children really want for Christmas.
Relaxed time with family
Realistic expectations about gifts
An evenly paced holiday season
Reliable family traditions
Today I have a recommendation for you—a way that you and your family can accomplish all four things, even at this late date.Read more
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What are “living books?” They’re books that are so exciting, their content comes to life in an exciting and engaging way. They are well-written, offering more to the reader than meaningless fluff.
Living books teach about life, character and the human spirit. Even when addressing an academic concept, living books do it in a fun and engaging way. Living books are the complete opposite of dry, boring textbooks!
Could there be a better gift idea than an exciting living book? I think not, especially in these times when electronic devices—texting, social media, and general cybersurfing—seem to be dominating so much time and attention in an attempt to capture the minds of even the youngest among us.
A living book just might be the gift solution you’ve been searching for. Consider the following as my attempt at creating a list of examples—some of the best living books from which to choose, arranged according to age and reading level.
The term “living book” is not a category or subject you’re likely to find in any bookstore—physical or online. It’s a term that has been coined in the world of homeschoolers. I think it’s a good one!
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Level 1: Shared Reading
Short sentences, familiar words, and simple concepts for children eager to read on their own. Generally Kindergarten – 1st Grade.
SAMMY THE SEAL, by Syd Hoff.Sammy, the adventurous seal, leaves the zoo for the day and ventures into the big, busy city. Along the way he finds a school full of kids and new things to do—and he even learns to read!
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