Our Alphabetical Middle Grades Read-Aloud Challenge

*This post contains affiliate links.* Reading By the Letter: Our Alphabetical Middle Grades Read-Aloud Challenge I love books. I’ve tried to pass on my love of books to my children, and one of the ways I’ve tried to do that is by reading to my kids. I love reading to them and even though they’ve grown up quite a bit now (and one of them is about to be 18!) I keep on reading to them. Some days they are more agreeable than others, but mostly they don’t mind.  We’ve read so many great stories over the years. We do have

10 Fourth Grade Books Made Into Movies

Books really start getting fun around fourth grade! That was the year I really remember getting into reading. My favorite book that year was Charlotte’s Web–I read it twice! I remember reading Freckle Juice, too, (which hasn’t been made into a movie yet,) and I know there were many others. ONE THING you’ll notice which is different about this list: the “read-aloud” section is gone. Read-alouds are still good! Read to your kids until they move out of the house. =) Just pick one. Any of the books on this list will do. You can also take turns reading the book to

Nine 3rd Grade Books That Have Been Made Into Movies

Hello, friends! I finally finished compiling a list of 3rd grade books which have been made into movies. But first, just a quick note to point out what you’ve probably already noticed. If you’re reading this in your inbox, everything should look a lot cleaner and nicer than what it has for many years. I finally made the jump away from the old RSS service and I’m glad I did! I haven’t liked the way the old emails have looked for a very long time. But enough about that!… July is here and almost half-gone already! Summer break is on the down

12 Children’s Books Made Into Movies, K-2nd

If you have a kid who prefers NOT to read, then you know my struggle. I love to read and it pains me so to see books discarded after a half-hearted attempt. I’ve been intrigued by this idea of pairing a Book and a Movie for some time now, (thanks, Ticia!,) and after seeing a few more posts about this sort of thing I’ve finally decided to put it into action this summer. The idea is to read the book FIRST, and once the book has been read, have a family movie night to watch the movie. <– That’s the plan