While vacationing near Assateague Island this summer, I picked up a small book by Rachel Carson entitled The Sense of Wonder. Carson’s descriptive prose recounts delightful explorations with her young nephew Roger near her home in Maine.
In The Wind in the Willows, Kenneth Grahame writes about Mole’s summer vacation:
This day was only the first of many similar ones for the emancipated Mole, each of them longer and full of interest as the ripening summer moved onward. He learnt to...
By Sarah Flenniken, Dominion's Fourth Grade Teacher
Reading between the ages of 8-11 can be a magical time. I was around this age when I first remember getting lost in a book for hours at a time. It’s a sweet spot-- most children in this age...
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