Category Archives: reading activities

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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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! on YouTube

We’ve been holding out on launching the Imagireading Today! Series on YouTube for some time. Just recently, several parents asked if we’d ever considered one and we took the query as consideration to proceed with it. In response, we’ve launched our YouTube channel complete with cover art and a whopping three short videos. These videos were of course designed to get something up on

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Holiday Imagireading for Family

Tis the season for joy, happiness and cheer! It’s a wonderful time and it’s finally here! We couldn’t let the year tip toe out without sharing accolades about one of the most beautiful stories to date about The Three Wise Men and the birth of Jesus Christ with The Christmas Horse and the Three Wise Men. Joyful is exactly what this read is. It’s

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Family First with Togetherness

Having a family requires work. Work inside the home and outside the home, work on ourselves and work with other members to make sure everyone feels loved and secure. By far, it’s some of the most meaninful work many have and rightfully so. November is National Family Literacy Month and National Picture Book Month so Imagiread is highlighting stories that attest family bonding. When

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Sweet November

November is a touchdown month, it being one that celebrates so many causes all with good reason. First up, National Family Literacy Month, after our own heart. We’re celebrating this year with a vengeance, as we do every year, with more hands-on family literacy fun. Who knows? With our help families might just be able to cross entertainment off of their holiday shopping list. Second

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Imagiread’s Fall Preview [Back-To-School with Tools]

August is officially here and for many children that means that they will return to school in less than two weeks. It’s the perfect time to evaluate the summer, look to the memories of the season and relish in the time that’s left to do and learn together. That will help us to prepare for what the school year might bring. Most Summer Reading programs

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