"How may I help you?" I ask this of
in my large "living books" library. Because, learning ignites when we
find the just-right book (out of thousands) for their unique interests
and callings! It has been my joy--for the last 22 years--to see youths
love reading when we discover a book gem just for them.
Parents can be overwhelmed seeing the 20,000 top-notch living books in my library. How can they find the best, and quickly? That's where I come in. Let the librarian do the work!
Gleefully, kids lob their intriguing challenges my way: "I want to know about medieval locks." Coming right up! Mom can relax while her children's personal interests are fed, their learning is broadened/deepened, and academic trouble spots are eased with interesting resources (which offer a different approach to curricula). I've seen resistant readers melt into well-chosen "living books." Do you know of these older, narrative treasures so very different from most contemporary books? (Click here to learn more.) They do the work of drawing and inspiring! So, let's make it easy for you to find living books in your area with spot-on recommendations.
Mom & Dad, yes, let's get living book titles to your
children to dramatically fuel their learning! Let's ease your teaching
by "secretly" sparking with just-right
"living" history, science, geography, math, biography, art, and music
titles. Few public librarians know the "living book" gems of
yesteryear, but you can get expert recommendations right here, right
Just email Michelle with the special interests, needs, character goals,
or topics of your children/teens (and their age/gender, for best
specificity), and she will quickly get you her favorite picks.* Spare
yourself the decision-making and research for don't-miss titles, and
away! Once you receive your
personalized recommendations, you can seek these books in your
area, through public, private, and parochial libraries, the special
youth book archives often held in the Education departments of colleges
and universities, inter-library loan, vintage bookstores, and even
online resources, such as book dealers and virtual libraries. Enjoy the
hunt with your "personalized treasure map" of custom book
recommendations...and watch your children fall in love with learning and
reading! That is the power of a just-right "living book."