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Maria Salvadore

Reading Rockets' children's literature expert, Maria Salvadore, brings you into her world as she explores the best ways to use kids' books both inside — and outside — of the classroom.

September 29, 2008

The 2008 National Book Festival is now but a memory — a happy one, a lasting one — maybe even one that will change a life or two. (Books do that, of course, though we often don't know how or who.) More >

September 19, 2008

Some have exotic names like Rome Beauty or Fuji. Others suggest fun — think 'Gala.' Still others suggest a tasty treat: red or golden delicious. But they're apples all. And I for one associate these crunchy delights with fall. Maybe it's because we've gone apple picking each autumn since our son was in preschool. More >

September 12, 2008

Yesterday the country commemorated a tough anniversary: the seventh year since the terrorist attacks in the United States. I was reminded that children were not only victims, but many young children lost a parent. One 8- or 9-year-old boy was interviewed on the radio. While I don't remember the station or the time or even the child's name, his words made me tear up. More >

September 5, 2008

Have you ever been interested in one thing and have it lead to something else? I was reminded of that by a fascinating book I've just read (it's coming out in December). It's called I'll Pass for your Comrade: Women Soldiers in the Civil War (Clarion) by Anita Silvey. More >

August 29, 2008

I missed them. Even though they haven't felt much like them, the dog days of summer have come and gone. And I missed them. I always thought that they were called "dog days" because they were just lazy days or maybe too hot to do much other than laze around…but not so, I learned. More >

August 21, 2008

Have you ever been with a young child and watched them take in the world around them? I was recently reminded that the world and everything in it is new to each child as they encounter it. More >


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