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June/July Take Time To Read

This month I am rec­om­mend­ing a lit­er­a­cy web­site for ele­men­tary ages chil­dren from Kinder­garten through to Grade 8. There are a num­ber of free books avail­able to read online or down­load with relat­ed activ­i­ties at Free­KidsBooks.org.

The site is divid­ed into grade cat­e­gories and age rec­om­men­da­tions. As well, there is an ESL area and books in a vari­ety of lan­guages. As our glob­al e‑club is ded­i­cat­ed to help­ing chil­dren with read­ing this free site of books will help enter­tain them through­out the sum­mer months no mat­ter where they live.

Bil­ly Saves The Day is the sixth title in the Bil­ly Books series. Each book address­es a unique topic—bullying, arro­gant pride, jeal­ousy, lying, steal­ing, lack of self-belief, under­stand­ing mon­ey, and secrets. Writ­ten to help par­ents, guardians and teach­ers deal with the issues that chal­lenge pre-teen chil­dren; each top­ic is pre­sent­ed in a gen­tle way through sto­ry­telling. Set­ting the issues in a mean­ing­ful con­text helps chil­dren to under­stand the chal­lenges, and to see things from a dif­fer­ent per­spec­tive. The books act as ice­break­ers allow­ing for dis­cus­sions of dif­fi­cult sub­jects. Addi­tion­al­ly, each title is sup­port­ed by a free activ­i­ty book to rein­force the learn­ing, while hav­ing fun.

I would love to hear from those who make use of it.

Be Well,

Julia Levine