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Lost and Found – A Picture Book about Friendship

Lost and Found - A Picture Book Review from All About Reading

What would you do if a penguin showed up at your front door?

  • Call your local penguin adoption agency?
  • Invite him in and ask if he likes ice cream sundaes?
  • Show him the “NO VISITORS ALLOWED” sign that your friend Bear gave you? Do you know Bear? He’s not crazy about unexpected company.
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Hug – A Picture Book about Friendship

Hug - A Picture Book Review from All About Reading

Jez Alborough’s picture book, Hug, contains just three words.

But when you read them, you’ll see that Hug’s three little words convey just as much meaning as three other words we all need to hear sometimes:

I love you.

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George and Martha – A Picture Book about Friendship

George and Martha - a picture book review from All About Reading

Once lazy summer day, author-illustrator James Marshall lay down in his hammock and began to draw a pair of hippos. He named them George and Martha.

Marshall’s lovable hippos have subsequently become two of the most beloved characters in children’s literature.

Maybe your children have already met them.

Or maybe they’re in for a treat.

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Corduroy – A Picture Book about Friendship

Corduroy - A Picture Book Review from All About Reading

Corduroy lives in a department store, but he really just wants to be loved by a child.

Will anyone ever want to take him home?

Meet Corduroy

One day, Lisa notices Corduroy while shopping with her mother. He’s everything she’s ever wanted in a bear.

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A Sick Day for Amos McGee – A Picture Book about Friendship

A Sick Day for Amos McGee- A Picture Book Review from All About Reading

In A Sick Day for Amos McGee, husband-and-wife writing team Philip C. and Erin E. Stead collaborate to bring you a delightful tale of loyalty and friendship.

Every morning, zookeeper Amos McGee swings his legs out of bed and exchanges his plaid pajamas and bunny slippers for a freshly pressed uniform before boarding the number five bus for the City Zoo.

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A Visitor for Bear – A Picture Book about Friendship

A Visitor for Bear - A Picture Book Review from All About Reading

Bear does not like visitors. He has made that very clear.

The sign on his front door even says so.

NO
VISITORS
ALLOWED

But in Bonny Becker’s New York Times bestseller A Visitor for Bear, an unwanted visitor is exactly what Bear gets.

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ABC Snacks: Eating Your Way through the Alphabet

ABC Snacks - All About Reading

If you have a young child, you’re going to love our FREE ABC Snacks series!

There’s a tasty snack for every letter of the alphabet, all demonstrated by our little helpers. With these creative recipes, you can spend quality time with your preschooler, support pre-reading skills, and enjoy an alphabet full of yummy snacks.

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Bake the Cookies–A Winter Review Activity

Bake the Cookies - A Winter Review Activity from All About Reading

It’s no secret that I am a bit fanatical about review.

Whether you’re teaching reading or spelling, consistent review helps your child retain what is being taught. But review shouldn’t just be consistent—it should be fun!

That’s why I included loads of fast-paced, kid-friendly review activities in ALL of our programs.

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M Is for Monkey Mayhem

M Is for Monkey Mayhem - An ABC Snack from All About Reading

If your little monkey is always clamoring for a snack, then our ABC Snacks series is just what the monkey ordered! This snack is guaranteed to put a smile on that hungry face.

Wherever you have monkeys you’re bound to have at least a bit of mayhem, but we promise—this snack is mostly mayhem-free!

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N Is for Nutty Apple Nachos

ABC Snacks - Nutty Butter Nachos

Here’s a wholesome twist on a classic snack that will have your kids clamoring for more.

Nutty Butter Apple Nachos provides a winning combination of crisp apples, smooth nut butter, crunchy granola, and chocolate chips that will make it a major win for moms and preschoolers alike.

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O Is for Obvious Octopus

ABC Snacks - Obvious Octopus Hotdog

If your children are anything like mine were, you’ve been forced to utter these words at meal times from time to time:

“Stop playing with your food!”

But with these Obvious Octopus Hotdogs from my ABC Snacks Series on your little one’s plate, you’ll find yourself playing right along.

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Break the “Word Guessing” Habit

child guessing at a word while reading

Does your child guess at unknown words instead of sounding them out?

The “word guessing” habit can stand in the way of learning to read. In this post, you’ll learn why kids guess and how you can solve the problem.

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