Julia Graeper

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Raising a literate child: get grandparents involved!

Julia Graeper July 21st, 2015

Fellow parents, I have to tell you: I’ve started outsourcing my toddler daughter’s literacy development. I’m a busy mom, and I needed help!

Book-to-movie adaptations: yea, nay, or somewhere in between?

Julia Graeper July 16th, 2015

So. Are you excited to see Mockingjay Part 2 in November? There’s been a lot of buzz since the second trailer was released on social media last week. Personally,...

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Arbitrary reading rules (to live by)

Julia Graeper July 8th, 2015

I have a reading rule: if I have a book chosen for vacation reading, I will not start it a minute before I am officially on vacation. (This summer, as announced earlier, I...

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The Dark Side of Raising a Literate Toddler

Julia Graeper June 17th, 2015

Just kidding – there is no dark side! At Scholastic we believe deeply in the value of reading aloud beginning at birth (as recommended by the American Academy of...

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Why I read diverse books with my daughter

Julia Graeper June 10th, 2015

By now you’ve probably heard a lot about We Need Diverse Books, the campaign that began in April 2014 with a single tweet containing the #weneeddiversebooks hashtag. We...

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