10 Newbery Winning Reads

Each year the Association for Library Service to Children awards the Newbery Medal to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children. This award is named for John Newbery who was an 18th century British bookseller. In honor of John Newbery’s birthday on July 19th, Red Apple Reading has compiled a list of 10 Newbery Medal Winning books that your family needs to read!

Books About Our Founding Fathers for Independence Day

While most children have a vague understanding of why we celebrate the 4th of July, most fail to comprehend the enormity of the sacrifices made by our founding fathers. This Independence Day why not introduce your child to one of the great men who helped lay the foundation of our great country? We think your family will enjoy these children’s biographies about our founding fathers.

Fun Book and Activity Pairings for Kids

What’s more fun than reading a good book? Pairing the fun book with a cool project, of course! If you want your kiddo to get the most out of her reading experience, try adding an activity that enhances the story and allows for further discussion. If you’re not sure where to begin, Red Apple Reading has a few ideas to help get you started. Check out these book/activity pairings

Children’s Biographies of African Americans

February has been a busy month. We have celebrated Valentine’s Day, Presidents’ Day, and even Library Lovers Month! We would be amiss if we failed to give Black History Month its due as well. As Black History Month is coming to a close, we would like to share 10 biographies regarding some well-known, as well as a few lesser-known, African Americans. We think both you and your children will find them inspiring.

Library Themed Books for Kids

You may not realize it, but February is Library Lovers’ Month. We can’t think of a better time to celebrate the love of libraries than in the month that is already associated with love – thanks to Valentine’s Day! If your child’s love for the library has grown a little cold as of late, we suggest picking up one of these books to help renew her affection for this beloved institution. We have a feeling your kid will love these stories about libraries!

Goosebumps for Halloween

Do you have children who like a good scare? During the spooky month of October we celebrate a mysterious author’s birthday: R.L. Stine. Stine is best known for his spine-chilling children’s book series: Goosebumps.

Fall Family Favorites

When I was a child, a big part of feeling festive around the holidays was to read holiday and seasonal books. My mom always had plenty of books that went back and forth between home and the school where she taught, and she still has a bookcase full of picture books even though we are grown and she is no longer teaching in the classroom. Here are some of our favorites from the shelf that are sure to get you and your kiddos into the fall spirit!

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6 Great Nighttime Reads for Curious Kids

Being a parent can be a challenging experience. It takes plenty of patience to educate children well and help them understand why certain things should be done. What is your trick when trying to put your curious little child to bed at night? Here are six great nighttime reads that may come in handy for parents trying to ensure the best childhood experience for their little curious souls.