Friday, December 21, 2012
ReadKiddoRead asked authors, athletes and celebrities to share their favorite books.
Courtesy of the ReadKiddoRead Foundation Are you giving books to your kids as gifts? Which ones are you picking out for friends and family? ReadKiddoRead asked authors, athletes and celebrities to finish this sentence: The Best Gift I Ever Got Was a Book, and That Book Was _____. Pick up some of these favorites for the kids in your life, or browse through ReadKiddoRead.com for books that are sure to please any young person this holiday season. Mark Teixeira The best gift I ever got was a book; it was The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt by Edmund Morris. The book is The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt, given to me by my friend and high school principal, Barry Fitzpatrick. While I can't single out any book as my favorite, this book stands out because …
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Books make great holiday gifts. Give your loved ones these books as stocking stuffers this holiday season.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
When you give a child or a teen a book, you are creating a memory that will last a lifetime. What’s more, reading offers so many options. Are you trying to find a book for an early reader? Choose a picture book or a Great Beginner Read from the list below. Does your grandchild love nonfiction? Take a look at the Great Family Reads section. Has your niece read every book known to man? There are some brand new books on this list that she may not have seen yet. Do you struggle to find just the right book to entice your child to read? These selections are sure kid-pleasers that will meet any interest. The ReadKiddoRead holiday gift list has something for everyone: realistic fiction, science fiction, and nonfiction; animal stories, mythology …
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Patch lists the top 10 books read by adults and children in Prince George's County Memorial Library System in 2011.
Prince George’s County residents were reading the classics and books in series this year, according to circulation numbers from the county's public library system. Robin Jacobsen, of the Prince George’s County Memorial Library System, compiled the lists of the top 10 books in circulation for adults and children. "Patterson continues to dominate, but young adult titles from Suzanne Collins pop up and the "Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" and the "Twilight" trio linger," Jacobsen writes. "Classics to fill the high school students’ needs will always be strong." Here’s what was popular in 2011 for adults: "This year the Wimpy Kid rules!," Jacobsen writes. "Dr. Seuss is eternal, and other series continue strong. Excluded from this list are popular …
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Stephanie Chapman came to Hyattsville Elementary School in 2006, after spending time in other local schools and teaching in Guatemala.
Stephanie Chapman, reading specialist at Hyattsville Elementary School, passed away Dec. 11 after a battle with cancer. A post on the HES PTA’s Facebook page indicates that Chapman “provided professional development to the staff on reading strategies and initiatives such as Comprehension Toolkit and the Writing Fundamentals program.” She also managed the school’s Book-it program with Pizza Hut, a reading program with the Bowie Bay Sox, Monster Word Mondays and the DEAR (Drop Everything and Read) program, the post states. Chapman came to HES in August of 2006. She Chapman grew up in Massachusetts and Vermont and learned to speak Spanish in 2001 while teaching second-grade in a dual language program at the American School of Guatemala in …
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
About how to live your best life.
It’s another tipsy Tuesday, Hyattsville! Here are five suggestions for how to live your best life: 1. Ever wonder how you’re supposed to tip servers overseas? Check out this tip from lifetips.com. 2. Now you can make the most of your lunch hour with this tip from lifeclever.com. 3. Highexistence.com suggests setting aside a specific time each day to worry. 4. Pare down your to do list by prioritizing your three most important daily and weekly tasks. 5. Thinking of reading all the classics? Turns out having a healthy literary life doesn’t mean starting with War and Peace. Perhaps just begin with something like Chicken Soup For the Soul.
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
No, we're not talking about text messages or computer screens. Hyattsville's Nicholas Orem Middle School offers some information about reading--you know, from a book.
Nicholas Orem Middle School has created a list of the most important things parents should know about reading. Here are five things they suggest: Samecia Broussard is the NOMS literacy coach.
Thursday, August 26, 2010
The Hyattsville Elementary School PTSA held an ice cream social Wednesday evening.
Here are some snapshots of the HES PTSA ice cream social. During the event, HES Reading Specialist Stephanie Chapman showed parents some of the books she bought with a $5,000 grant. In May, HES was chosen as one of the schools to benefit from the Strokes for Hope golf tournament, which was sponsored by Post HOPE, the corporate giving arm of Post Properties, and coordinated with Literacy for a Lifetime. Chapman said she bought nine copies of various fiction and non-fiction books as resources for individual classrooms. Many of the books, which are hard cover, will help with the school's science and social studies curriculum, she said. "... Our kids can enjoy these books for many, many years to come," Chapman said. Former Washington Redskins …