Posts written by Samantha Johnson

Samantha Johnson loves words, lists, and books. She spent a significant portion of her childhood trying to convince librarians to let her borrow more than the "allowed" number of books each week; happily, she sometimes succeeded. She says that her favorite picture book is "Bread and Jam for Frances" and her favorite chapter books will always be Beverly Cleary's Ramona series. As part of the AALP team, Samantha contributes to the All About Reading decodable readers and activity books, as well as book-related blog posts.
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Jólabókaflód: a Christmas Tradition for Book-Loving Families

Books, chocolate, and family traditions—what’s not to like? Learn how to make Jólabókaflód (the “Christmas book flood”) a part of your holiday season.

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Sword-wielding rabbits fight enemies in The Green Ember

The Green Ember Chapter Books

Suspense, courage, and rabbits with swords–if your child loves action and adventure, check out The Green Ember series.

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Introducing Birds of a Feather: A Reading and Spelling Review Book

If you love the colorful activities in All About Reading, All About Spelling, or our supplemental Something Fishy review book, then we have an exciting announcement for you! Today we’re thrilled to introduce our brand-new reading and spelling review book:…

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How to Start Homeschooling

Congratulations! You’ve decided to start homeschooling! If you’re feeling a mix of excitement and apprehension, don’t worry—that’s totally normal. After all, the decision to homeschool is an important commitment and responsibility, but the rewards are incredible. Is it a big…

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How to Organize All About Reading…or Not!

All About Reading is an open-and-go program, but some of our users enjoy organizing the materials in their own way. Which way best suits you?

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Gooney Bird Greene Chapter Book Reviews from All About Reading

Gooney Bird Greene Chapter Books

If your child is eager to explore a series of humorous chapter books, here’s one you won’t want to miss!

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All About Spelling Levels 1 & 2 Color Edition

Have you heard? All About Spelling is getting a makeover! Here at All About Learning Press, we’ve always made it a priority to listen to you—our users. Over the years, All About Spelling users have consistently requested two things: activity…

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Ralph S. Mouse riding his tiny motorcycle.

Ralph S. Mouse Chapter Books

A mouse . . . with a motorcycle? Why, yes! This classic series is a true delight.

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illustration from Gone-Away Lake by Elizabeth Enright

Gone-Away Lake Chapter Books

Have you visited Gone-Away Lake lately? Download our library list and start exploring!

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Book cover showing Henry and Beezus sitting blowing bubbles.

Henry Huggins Chapter Books

If you love Beverly Cleary’s Ramona books, you won’t want to miss her classic Henry Huggins series!

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The Moffats Chapter Book Series Review from All About Reading

The Moffats Chapter Books

Looking for a humorous chapter book series with lots of old-fashioned charm? Here it is!

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The Penderwicks Chapter Book Series Reviews - from All About Reading

The Penderwicks Chapter Books

Explore the delightful quartet of volumes that make up Jeanne Birdsall’s bestselling Penderwicks series.

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