Lois Lowry’s “The Giver” Series

  Lois Lowry’s 1993 novel The Giver, winner of the Newbery Medal and a William Allen White Award, will finally debut on the silver screen on August 15, 2014. To honor this occasion, let’s revisit that novel and its three sequels. The Giver Twelve-year-old Jonas lives in a seemingly perfect world of the future. In […]

Summer Reading Tip #4: Read, then Watch or Watch, then Read

Kids love movies, and movies based on books (or books based on movies) can be an easy way to get your kids interested in reading. Reading a book aloud before watching the movie together can be a fun family activity, especially on those days when it’s just too hot to spend much time outdoors.  It’s […]