Last Call for Summer Reading!


The Little Literati

In June I challenged readers to take part in The Little Literati Summer Reading Challenge, and I was overwhelmed by the response. From Jacksonville, Florida, to Missoula, Montana, Little Literati picked their books and started off on their separate reading adventures! My littles were included in this challenge (although they’ll be going prizeless; my being […]

July 25, 2014

The Little Literati Summer Reading Challenge


The Little Literati

Get your readers ready! The Little Literati in my house are challenging The Little Literati in your house to some summer reading with a scavenger-hunt twist! Find and read ten books that fit the descriptions below, and keep track of your progress. When you complete the challenge, email your name, mailing address, and list of […]

June 13, 2014

Meeting Anna Banks


The Little Literati

            Thanks to our dear friend Autumn and the magic of social media, Daina and I learned that one of her all-time favorite authors, Anna Banks, was at Books-a-Million, ten short minutes away, signing books tonight. Anna Banks’ Of Poseidon series is one of Daina’s obsessions, so we had to scoot […]

May 12, 2014

Open Mouths and Open Mics


The Little Literati

All that business about April being the cruelest month is true. (Eliot was right. Go figure.) I will add, however, that October and November can be incredibly hard on writers, too. Fall brings promises I cannot keep: a poem a day in October and a whole novel in November (visit NaNoWriMo.org for information about other […]

November 15, 2013

We Give Books


The Little Literati

One of my favorite websites is WeGiveBooks.org. The site provides free access to children’s picture books online, and for every book you finish reading on the site, the organization gives one print book to a charity that promotes literacy.    [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fz4gD_nq4iI]The site offers a mix of digital copies of classics and newer books you can […]

September 19, 2013

Confessions of a Slow Reader


Literology, The Little Literati

My twelve-year-old daughter is a fast reader. A suspiciously fast reader. She reads so fast that it makes me a suspicious mother: “You couldn’t have finished. Did you read the whole thing? Even this paragraph?” I pop quiz her to prove her supposed skimming insufficient, and I can never do it, which leads me to […]

September 15, 2013