Buehner Books

How to Raise Boys That Read

September 26th, 2010

I love this article and agree wholeheartedly with Mr. Spence.    When people complain about their children not reading I wonder a couple of things right off the bat.  First, do the parents restrict access to media  (with an emphasis on the  ”strict” of restrict); do the parents read; and is time regularly set aside

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Bertie Was a Watchdog

September 21st, 2010

Picture Book Award, AML, 2002 BERTIE WAS A WATCHDOG is one of the books I always pack along if I am reading to groups, along with BEDTIME AT THE SWAMP buehnerbooks.com/bedtime-at-the-swamp-5/and WOULD I EVER LIE TO YOU? buehnerbooks.com/our-books/would-i-ever-lie-to-you/.  It’s the perfect read-aloud: not too long, a story that can be understood even if the delightful illustrations can’t be

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My Little Sister Ate One Hare

September 17th, 2010

My little sister ate 1 hare. We thought she’d throw up then and there. But she didn’t.” So begins this witty, tongue-twisting counting book from veteran author Bill Grossman.   One of my favorite read-alouds,  this fast-paced, rollicking rhyming book has everything to please young listeners.   The narrator’s sister can eat bats, shrews, snakes,

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Man on the Moon (a day in the life of Bob)

September 13th, 2010

You may have heard about Bob.  Every day he rises early to bicycle to rocket launch pad, where he changes into his special man on the moon suit and boards his rocket ship.  His job is very important.  He has to keep the moon clean and tidy for the tourists. (“Quite often  astronauts drop sweet packets

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Bedtime at the Swamp

September 9th, 2010

-[Whenever I have the chance to read aloud to a group, this is one of the books I take.  Published in 2008, this was new to me last year when I picked it up.  I was instantly caught up in the language, the rhythm, and the rhyme.    I have so much fun reading this

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