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Newsletter – Sizzling Summertime – June 28, 2024

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Hello Book Bums families! Are you taking a road trip this summer? Here is a puzzle (from NPR’s Sunday puzzles) all about summer vacation destinations.  You can challenge family members to guess as you roll down the highway. This week in the newsletter we have more favorite books, summer poetry, a homonym challenge, and as always, tips […]

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Newsletter – Visceral – May 31, 2024

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Hello Book Bums families! This week in the newsletter we share some ideas for summer fun as well as book recommendations and tips about the science of reading. As the school year ends and life moves at a more relaxing pace, we wish you lots of time for reading, spending time with your favorite people, […]

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Newsletter – Shop Local – May 17, 2024

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Hello Book Bums families! This week in the newsletter Dr. Christy shares how to approach tough words and make learning them fun. We’ve included a downloadable game for your kiddos to build and play at home. We’re also thinking about goals, entrepreneurship, and shopping local. Do you have some big or small goals that you’re […]

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Newsletter – Listening in – May 10, 2024

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Hello Book Bums families! This week in the newsletter we are thinking about reading and listening, window art and books as windows. We hope it gives you a moment of reflection in this busy season of the year. If you have a favorite book you’d like to see recommended in the newsletter, please respond to […]

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Newsletter – Memorial – May 3, 2024

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Hello Book Bums families! Happy May! Here is some fun trivia for the fifth month of the year: • May’s birthstone is emerald. • No U.S. President has ever died during the month of May. • The Empire State Building opened its doors on May 1, 1931. • Clint Eastwood, Bob Dylan, John F. Kennedy, […]

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Newsletter – Excavate – April 26, 2024

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Hello Book Bums families! One reason I love to read is that I can learn about people and places I’ll never experience, through books. Another I reason I love it is that I learn about myself. This week in the newsletter we’re thinking about how books can teach us about history, the natural world, and […]

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Newsletter – Squirmy Worms – April 19, 2024

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Hello Book Bums families! Spring is springing all around in our local area. This week in the newsletter Dr. Christy digs into some spring dirt. We share some book recommendations to get you into your garden and a poem in praise of worms. As always, we’re thinking about words and learning. Reply to our newsletter […]