Episode 4: Raising a Reader

Listen Listen here. Transcript Pdf verison Read online. Books we mention Elephant and Piggie by Mo Willems Captain Underpants by Dav Pilkey Dragonology: The Complete Book of Dragons by Ernest Drake Rainbow Magic Jewel Fairies by Daisy Meadows Other Resources Mentioned Little Free Libraries: find one near you


Episode 3: The Reading Process

Listen Listen online. Transcript PDF version Read online The Stages of Reading Development Pre-Reader Emergent Reader Early Reader Transitional Reader Self-extending Reader Advanced Reader Things to Keep Your Eye On Squinting while reading or holding the book very close to their face Frequently needing to sound out the same word again and again, even after […]

Episode 2: What is kidlit?

Listen Listen here. Transcript Pdf version. Read online. Books we mention Betsy, Tacy, and Tib by Maude Hart Lovelace, illustrated by Lois Lenski The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss (and critique of the racist caricature in this book) Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parrish Elephant and Piggy by Mo Willems Magic Treehouse by Mary […]

Episode 1: Welcome to the At Home Librarian Podcast

Listen Listen here. Transcript Pdf version Read online Books we mention Goodnight Moon written by Margaret Wise Brown, illustrated by Clement Hurd The Very Hungry Caterpillar written and illustrated by Eric Carle Owl Diaries by Rebecca Elliott By the Great Horn Spoon! by Sid Fleischman Other resources Unschooling with Akilah S. Richards Unschooling in Australia […]

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Podcast Coming Soon

You read that correctly. I am starting a podcast with my oldest, and one of my best, friends who happens to have experience that parallels mine. A long time educator, Alexis was in the elementary school classroom, while I was in the library. When I first conceived of the idea of a podcast I wanted […]

A background of bright green geranium leaves with red centers. My hand holds the bottom left corner of a bluish tree hardback book. The cover features a Black girl wearing a crown and green dress. She is holding apart a large, mad looking hippo and an angry crocodile wearing a crown. The title is written across the top “The Principle of Justice”. In the corners are silver filigrees.

Picture Book Review: The Principle of Justice by Jeffery Lee Cheatham II

The Principle of Justice written by Jeffery Lee Cheatham II, illustrated by Xander A. Nesbitt Book description: Journey with Melanin Origins as we share a short story about the principle of justice. A principle that states, “I will be fair in all that I do; I will not cheat myself or others.” King Hippo’s crown […]

A background of bright green geranium leaves with red centers. My hand holds the bottom left corner of a reddish brown hardback book. The cover features a Black man in a blue shirt with his arm around a Black boy also wearing a blue shirt. Behind them are three people in dresses or jeans and a shirt. The title is written across the top “The Principle of Propriety”. In the corners are silver filigrees.

Picture Book Review: The Principle of Propriety by Tamel Lee

The Principle of Propriety written by Tamel Lee, illustrated by Fleance Forkuo Book description: Journey with Melanin Origins as we share a short story about the principle of propriety. A notion that carries a similar meaning to “righteousness” and states, “I will always seek what is best for myself and others; I will not allow […]

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