Category Archives: Family Literacy

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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Beauty and the Beast: Dream Big, Princess

It was too easy for Beauty and the Beast to become a long-time favorite as a teenager. I remember getting the VHS tape and watching it over and over and over again. Each scene was new every single time and Belle being the weird bookworm she was seemed so real and exciting. Looking back, I know the characterization played a huge part in my

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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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Imagireading Today! featuring Ronel & The Best Gift Ever

I first read Ronel & The Best Gift Ever: The Story of a Boy’s love for Animals, Nature, Art, and his Friends at the end of last year. Ronel D. Pierre sent it to me to read and review as he was specifically looking for what I thought personally. When I received the digital copy, I was blown away by the artwork (Ronel is

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I’m Trey Jones and I Know It! is Imagiread Approved

Just a few days ago we released the latest episode of Imagireading Today! where I featured the Trey Jones book series. In the video, I proudly profess my love for Trey and all of his wondrous self-awareness with a blunder and a blooper neatly interspersed. Trey has that effect. He and his super-tall personality is what did it for me; I immediately knew he

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Imagireading Today! featuring I’m Trey Jones and I Know It! [Double Feature]

This week’s episode of Imagireading Today! is live and direct, waiting for you and your little ones to enjoy. Moving right along in our Children in History feature for the month, we took a look at a character that is near and dear to my heart because he is who he is and he knows it! He is none other than Trey Jones and

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Milo’s Museum is Imagiread Approved!

Last week Imagiread kicked off its YouTube premiere of Imagireading Today! with Milo’s Museum as the feature.  It was the perfect read for our Children In History theme this month that vividly celebrates Black History Month. There is a closely connected contrast in the leaders as children of yesterday and children of today that will soon be leaders. It’s a timely consideration. The world

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