Books for Breakfast, Literature for Lunch

Resources mentioned in my talk at the Rocky Mountain Catholic Homeschooling Conference, July 2013

More links coming soon!


Favorite Poems Old and New
Poetry for Young People series
Joyful Noise, Poems for Two Voices by Paul Fleischman
I Am Phoenix by Paul Fleischman

Poetry 180
Writers Almanac
Poetry Friday
Comprehensive list of librarian, reviewer, author, illustrator, and publisher blogs at Kidlitosphere Central

Resources for Finding Great Books:
Honey for a Child’s Heart by Gladys Hunt
The Read-Aloud Handbook by Jim Trelease
A Picture Perfect Childhood by Cay Gibson
Cybils Awards shortlists
Good Comics for Kids

My Book Recs page
My email Bookletter

Resources for Writing:
The Elements of Style by Strunk & White—a must! writing courses, literature study guides
Memoria Press literature guides

Shakespeare in Eleven Steps (Mental Multivitamin)

Book Blogs (too many to list!):
Jen Robinson’s Book Page
Nerdy Book Club
Children’s Book-a-Day Almanac
Karen Edmisten
The Niblings (Facebook page)

Some Read-Alouds My Family Loves (you’ll find many many more at my Book Recs page):

By the Great Horn Spoon
The Great Turkey Walk
Understood Betsy
The Firelings
The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate
The Bat-Poet

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