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5 Great Collections of Free Online Books for Kids

5 Great Collections of Free Ebooks for Kids

Long time readers of Childhood 101 will know that I am a big advocate of reading with children and that I really do believe there is little more valuable to children's learning than the bonding that takes place between an adult and child as they sit and read a book together. I will admit that I am a … [Read more...]

10 Picture Books About 100

10 Books Exploring Concepts Relating to Counting to 100. Great for 100 day of school celebrations

Picture books provide a fabulous platform for engaging children with mathematical concepts. By capturing a child's imagination, picture book stories make the process of learning about quite abstract math concepts and symbolism, of thinking and reasoning mathematically, more interesting, relevant and … [Read more...]

20 Classic Chapter Books to Read with 5-8 Year Olds

20 classic chapter books for 5-8 year olds

Following on from the very popular 50 Classic Picture Books to Read with Children list, today I am sharing 20 Classic Chapter Books and story collections as shared by friends of the Childhood 101 Facebook page. These are the books that we loved as children (this selection is of books published prior … [Read more...]

50 Classic Kids Picture Books

50 Classic Great Picture Books to read aloud with kids

I recently asked friends of the Childhood 101 Facebook page to share the titles of the books they most enjoyed as children. With literally hundreds of suggestions, I have begun compiling them into collections that I will be sharing over the next few weeks, starting today with 50 very popular classic … [Read more...]

Babies & Board Books: Add Playtime Fun to Reading Time!

Babies and Board Books: Integrating Play and Learning with Reading

This is a guest post by Dusty Shell, a homeschooling mum of four who blogs over at To the Moon and Back. I have a slight obsession with books. Okay, slight is a bit of an understatement. I absolutely love reading and when I had my first child, I desperately wanted to be sure that I did my best to … [Read more...]

13 Great Books for 0-8 Year Olds from the 2014 CBCA Shortlist

Great books for kids CBCA Awards

This is a guest post by Megan Daley of Children's Books Daily. She is a Teacher Librarian and the former National Vice President of the Children’s Book Council of Australia. Today she has is sharing a little about CBCA awards and some of the very best books for young children from this year's … [Read more...]

10 Great Books for Tweens

Books for tweens

This post is by regular contributor Kate Fairlie of Picklebums. We know how important reading is for our kids. We know that kids who are good at reading generally do better at school in all areas, but reading isn't only about academics. When kids read, especially as they get older and become … [Read more...]

Windblown by Edouard Manceau: Book Review & Activity

Boy Mama Teacher Mama

Today Stephanie of Boy Mama Teacher Mama stops by to share a fabulous review and activity idea for a new-to-me picture book, Windblown by Edouard Manceau. I cannot wait to get my hands on it! I have a new favorite book that I am so excited to share. The minute I saw this book with its clean, … [Read more...]