Posts written by Emily Johnson

When Emily was a little girl, she liked to read books far above her grade level. As a result, she collected a large vocabulary of words she could use and spell properly but couldn’t pronounce. Her favorite books were usually about stallions; black ones, golden ones, wild ones, and phantom ones. She has since expanded her reading tastes, but still holds a soft spot for any book featuring a rearing horse on the cover. Emily is a graphic designer and contributes to the All About Reading activity books.

Picture Books about Underwater Creatures

The ocean is a vast and mysterious place, and what better way to explore it than with this collection of twenty amazing aquatic picture books? Meet countless underwater creatures, dive into their habitats, and discover all the FIN-tastic secrets of…

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Mercy Watson Chapter Books

There’s more to Mercy Watson than meets the eye. This endearing pig is the star of Kate DiCamillo’s delightful chapter book series.

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Using Bananagrams to Build Language Skills

Make encouraging spelling skills and building vocabulary skills fun with Bananagrams!

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Using Quiddler Junior to Build Language Skills

Strengthen spelling, discover new words, and build vocabulary with Quiddler Junior!

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Using Boggle to Build Language Skills

Build vocabulary and encourage strong spelling skills with this classic board!

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The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place Chapter Books

This six-book mystery series explores the unusual origins of the Incorrigible Children and how they came to be left in the woods to be raised by wolves.

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Holiday Picture Books Around the World

No matter where you live or how you celebrate the holidays, this is the most wonderful time of the year!

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Using Apples to Apples Junior to Build Language Skills

Encourage creative word play and help your child build language skills with Apples to Apples Junior!

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Using Hedbanz to Build Language Skills

Strengthen memory and vocabulary skills with this fun family game!

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Using Phonics Dominoes to Build Language Skills

Are you ready for a game of dominoes? Here’s a fun way to build language skills through play.

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Using Silly Sentences to Build Language Skills

Silly Sentences is a great way to introduce grammar and sentence structure to your kids….and it’s fun too!

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Using Pickles to Penguins! to Build Language Skills

Building vocabulary skills can be fast and fun with Pickles to Penguins!

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