The Moffats Chapter Books

The Moffats Chapter Book Series Review from All About Reading

Eleanor Estes once said that, as a writer, she hoped to reflect “the true image of childhood.” And she did just that in the nearly twenty books she authored over a period of forty-six years, including the much-loved series about the charming Moffat family.

Continue reading…

Picture Books that Celebrate Differences

Picture Books about Differences - picture book reviews from All About Reading

We’re all different, but encouraging children to embrace their differences and the differences of others isn’t always easy. Picture books can help! Here are some of my favorite picture books that celebrate differences.

Continue reading…

Real Moms, Real Kids: Vision Problems

Did you know that your child can have 20/20 vision yet still have trouble reading text?

Undiagnosed vision problems are quite common. In fact, experts1 estimate that 1 in 10 children has a vision issue that affects learning. Here at All About Learning Press, parents regularly share stories with us that prompt us to suggest vision testing.

Continue reading…

12 Reasons Teachers Love All About Reading and All About Spelling

Did you know that All About Reading and All About Spelling are great options for schools when students are taught one-on-one or in small groups?

Both programs are used in a variety of educational settings in public and private schools. Many schools use the programs in their RTI (Response to Intervention) programs, including Tier 2 and Tier 3 interventions.

Continue reading…

The Penderwicks Chapter Books

The Penderwicks Chapter Book Series Reviews - from All About Reading

Author Jeanne Birdsall once said that her ideal book would include “loving families and siblings that got along.” This sentiment essentially summarizes Birdsall’s delightful quartet of volumes that make up the bestselling Penderwicks series.

Continue reading…

Ramona Chapter Books

Ramona Chapter Books - book reviews from All About Reading

Beloved for generations, the Ramona series by Beverly Cleary captures all the complexities of childhood and presents them with warmth, humor, and an unfailing sense of optimism. Ramona chapter books offer widespread appeal as engaging chapter books for young readers or as read-alouds for the entire family.

Continue reading…

Picture Books for Bookworms

Picture Books for Bookworms - book reviews from All About Reading

Do you have a bookworm in your house? A bookworm would rather read than sleep, and a bookworm walks down the sidewalk with his nose buried in a book. If that sounds like someone you know, this list is for you. We’ve got books about libraries, books about books, and books about people who love books! So grab your book lover and your library card and enjoy a few of these picture books for bookworms!

Continue reading…

Alphabet Picture Books

Alphabet Picture Books - Book Reviews from All About Reading

Alphabet picture books are an amazing category of books! Not only do they come in a multitude of child-friendly themes, they are wonderful for increasing letter knowledge, building vocabulary, and developing phonological awareness. And you can do all of that while snuggling up together on the couch!

Continue reading…

Ziggy Zebra’s Favorite Picture Books

Ziggy Zebra's Favorite Picture Books - Book Reviews from All About Reading

The Zigzag Zebra (affectionately known as Ziggy) is a familiar face to users of our pre-reading program. Ziggy is a young zebra who loves to read right along with young students.

Continue reading…

Real Moms, Real Kids: English Language Learners

Real Moms, Real Kids: Using AAR and AAS with English Language Learners

Teaching children to read can be difficult under the best of circumstances. But just imagine the challenge of teaching a child whose first language is not English.

This is the challenge that Karen* faces as she homeschools her children. Karen’s children are “English language learners,” (also known as “second language learners”). 

Continue reading…

Bedtime Picture Books

Bedtime Picture Books - Picture Book Reviews from All About Reading

A good bedtime story can help dial down your child’s energy level and get him ready for a good night’s sleep. Here’s a fantastic selection of bedtime picture books that you can share with your children.

Continue reading…

Encyclopedia Brown Chapter Books

Encyclopedia Brown - A Chapter Book Review from All About Reading

What do you get when you combine an extremely intelligent fifth-grade boy and a strong and savvy fifth-grade girl with a gang of mean boys, a police detective, and a neighborhood full of kids?

You get the sleuthing adventures of the Encyclopedia Brown series!

Continue reading…