Just One More Book...

One of the most important things you can do with your child to help increase his/her vocabulary, spelling, and expand his/her knowledge is to read! By reading various books together, you share not only that precious commodity, time, but provide a bounty of experiences as seen through the eyes of those who developed them.

Here's a great site to add to your bookmark that will help get you and your child to explore different authors! Just One More Book is a podcast and website that features weekly interviews with authors, illustrators, experts, and enthusiasts in the area of children's literature and literacy (as well as some listener-submitted audio reviews). Podcast episodes range in length from 5–30 minutes and can be played directly from their web-page or even downloaded to an iPod/MP3 player for listening on-the-go. There are no advertisers or sponsors so you won't have to worry there, either!

Links to the interviews are found in alphabetical order by the person's FIRST name on the right side (you may have to scroll through the page after you've clicked on the link). A picture of the book, some background info, then the toolbar to hear the podcast is provided. It's that easy!

Check it out and explore some books you may not have read before. Expand your family's literary horizons by clicking on the logo below to visit them today!

PS: No, Mrs. S-S did not get paid for this…I just believe in the POWER of reading!

AR Book Find

I bet YOU have your own 'AR' books at home or have been checking some out at your own public library! 'Accelerated Reader' books are simply those that have the special quizzes to go with them. Check to see if your book book is listed under the AR Book Find. You can find the reading level and more!

Contact info

You may contact Mrs. S-S via email if you have questions: email Mrs. S-S