Category Archives: books for families

Imagireading Today! featuring Words with Wings

Ahhhh April. The month that brings about the tone for Spring and all kinds of other beautiful things! April is the month to celebrate new life, new commitment, new happiness. We’ve been doing just that with our highlight of Poetry and All That Jazz taking a look at must-have reads in poetry and financial literacy. The month is winding down so I figured it

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Imagireading Today! featuring Here We Go: A Poetry Friday Book

I couldn’t help it, I had to feature the read that immediately took me to another place the day I received and read it. It’s definitely higher up on my must-read recommendations and you’d have to read it to know why. I offer a preview and a short, but long, supplement for this read as I do everything else but want to disclaim a

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The First Music

As a storyteller I tend to be taken aback by other storytellers. Especially the ones who I know are deeply rooted in their craft, committed to it above almost everything else. When I was first introduced to Dylan Pritchett I immediately got that sense. He’s a sight to see and a rhythm to behold for sure. I discovered his work, The First Music, years

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Comfort Zone by Gene Luen Yang

We’ve been excited about Gene Luen Yang becoming the National Ambassador of Children’s Literature for some time. It’s been really good to see that the role is being diversified and held by authors from all walks of life with different and inspiring passions for children’s literature. Here recently, we shared information about Gene’s Reading Without Walls Challenge. The challenge is in progress and was

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Imagireading Today! featuring Ms. Pig E. Bank$

Welcome to April! We’ve made it through April Fool’s Day and are getting into the month with a comfortable stride. This month houses three exciting coins (pun intended), Jazz Appreciation Month, National Poetry Month and Financial Literacy Month. We’re laying it on thick for Jazz Appreciation Month and National Poetry Month but wanted to kick off the month taking a good look at finances

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Imagireading Today! featuring Breaking the Sickle

March has come to a beautiful end and because it has we chose to finish up our worlds.women.wisdom highlight with a bang. It’s no wonder that women have been sole contributors to science and technology as they have. Women have historically been able to connect dots and make breakthroughs that have greatly advanced our society as a whole all while still playing a dedicated

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Imagireading Today! featuring Pink Fire Trucks

I’ve always proudly boasted about how much I absolutely enjoy the work of Gladys E. Barbieri and I do for so many reasons. The two more important reasons are one, she’s an educator and yoga lover as I am (which means she is natural-born storyteller and lover) and two, she writes the best stories about how being invisible works especially when you have a fresh

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Imagireading Today! featuring Onyx McFly Saves the Day!

A few days ago I posted a meme on Instagram and commented underneath it that Onyx McFly and Trey Jones should totally hook up and tell the story of their union, one that would eventually lead them to being the best of friends. I joked about it but tagged both Crystal Johnson and Monica Mathis-Stowe hoping that they’d see an opportunity. If nothing else, they

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Imagireading Today! featuring Baobab Publishing Co.

Imagiread first featured some of the delights from the Baobab Publishing company some time ago. It was a little after we’d met the owner, Schertevear Watkins, and discovered her passion for multicultural children’s literature. Her company has to date published more than 15 reads, all promised to plant seeds of character, unity, wisdom, and love. And they do just that but in a “realistic” way.

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Personalized Books increase readership by 200%

As an educator and author, I’ve learned a few things about how likely kids are to pick up a book even when they have a choice to do other things. One of the key variables includes how appealing the child believes the book is. If it’s personalized, as in their name is on the cover, they are highly likely to want to at least

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