If you or your young ones have not read the “Arthur the Aardvark” series, finding these helpful, amusing, humorous-at-times books, should be the first priority on your child’s reading list. Written by Marc Brown, the series teaches family values, as it reinforces a child feeling good about himself/herself.

I have recommended these books at the primary school where I volunteer, and yesterday, a lovely young fourth grader, Liliana, donated to my Little Free Library her whole collection of 18  hardback,  “Arthur” books published by Advance Publications.  She has moved up to “The Baby Sitter Club” series and other age-appropriate stand-alones.



Author: Rae Longest

This year (2019) finds me with 50 plus years of teaching "under my belt." I have taught all levels from pre-K "(library lady" or "book lady"--volunteer) to juniors, seniors, and graduate students enrolled in my Advanced Writing class at the university where I have just completed 30 years. My first paying teaching job was junior high, and I spent 13 years with ages 12-13, the "difficult years." I had some of the "funnest" experiences with this age group. When I was no longer the "young, fun teacher," I taught in an elementary school setting before sixth graders went on to junior high, teaching language arts blocs, an assignment that was a "dream-fit" for me. After completing graduate school in my 40s, I went on to community college, then university teaching. Just as teaching is "in my blood," so is a passion for reading, writing, libraries, and everything bookish. This blog will be open to anyone who loves books, promotes literacy and wants to "come out and play."

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