The Happy Readers
"There are many little ways to enlarge your child's world.  Love of books is the best of all." - Jacqueline Kennedy

Useful Links - Work in Progress

Libraries/Museums Your local library and librarians can be wonderful resources. 
If you live in the Princeton, NJ area, this is one to check out.  Eric Carle is a beloved author/illustrator of children's books.  This museum is wonderful, as is the website.

Bookstores  Children's bookstores are hard to come by these days. The staff here is very knowledgeable and helpful to parents and children of all ages. 
Book/Author Websites  A wonderful site, always something new.  Be sure to subscribe to the newsletter.  Hard to choose just one as our favorite.  Our favorite is Bear Snores On.  All the Bear books were special for my children as toddlers.  She has LOTS of other good books, too.  Hilda Must Be Dancing, A Frog in the Bog. Take a look at all her books, you will not be dissappointed.  So many wonderful books to read aloud.  The Keeping Quilt and Babushka's Doll are two of our favorites.  You can also have your "chapter book" reader read them to you.  They are not easy readers! Great website.  Her latest books are for teens, which I haven't read, yet. Our favorite is a picture book, When Charlie McButton Lost Power.  (see blog 1/22/2011)  We met Daniel Kirk at a book fair in Princeton, NJ. He is a wonderful artist.  Then we found Library Mouse when he was the visiting author at my daughter's school.  The Library Mouse series is great.  Very good message for kids who love to read and write.  Lots of fun books to read aloud.  Click, Clack, Moo and Diary of a Worm were two of our favorites.  Fancy Nancy should be part of every girl's book collection. Tea parties, dressing up, being fancy. Have your "chapter book" reader read them, too, lots of great vocabulary words. Great website, lots of activities.  Who doesn't love Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? Eric Carle is a wonderful writer/illustrator with numerous books for all ages.  We also love Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me
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