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Introducing a new Blogger on Reading!

Introducing a new Blogger on Reading!

“In the great, green room - there was a telephone and a red balloon; And a picture of the cow jumping over the moon.”  ~  Goodnight Moon

It has been well over 15 years or more since I have read those words to a little one sitting on my lap.  But, as if it were only yesterday, the words come clearly to my mind.  It seems like a perfect picture of how powerful words are, or, to be more exact, how powerful reading is.

Hello friends!  I’m Nicole Chaplain. Married 25 years to my high school sweetheart.  Mom of two, lovely daughters, one a college junior and one a high school junior.  Both the center of my heart.  A Third grade teacher who adores all things learning.  Cheer coach.  Regular church attendee.  Lover of exercise, healthy food, adventures with family, and reading.  

Oh – did I mention that I love reading?  Reading allows me to escape to other places.  Reading is the building block of all intelligence.  It is the true backbone to building understanding in all areas.  Like I tell my sweet, third grade students daily: reading is the bridge to new worlds.  It really is!  And Frederick Douglas said it even better: “Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.”  I invite you to begin a new journey into the world of sharing all about Literacy and Reading.  

It is my joy to meet you.  And it will be my joy to share all good things about the love of Literacy and Reading.  For me, it sure is a big one!

Until next time, some food for thought ~

“There are many little ways to enlarge your child’s world.
Love of books is the best of all.”  ~ Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

Celebrate Children's Book Week with storieChild

Celebrate Children's Book Week with storieChild

For the Love of Books

Go into almost any home, any classroom, any coffee shop and you will probably find some of these. What are they, you might ask?  Books!  

Yep –books!  They transcend time.  They connect generations.  They create an adventure right in your own mind.  Books are by far one of the best gifts you could ever give to a child.

On May 2 – May 8, 2016 – the United States will celebrate children’s literacy by hosting the Children’s Book Week (CBW).  This week is the longest running literacy event in our nation and people all around the nation will be sharing their love of reading, books, and literacy.   Learn all about it here:.


Please join storieChild this week to celebrate books and Literacy.  And to help you get started, here is a list of The Top 100 Children’s Books of All Time.

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Already own most of these? (Us too!) Click through our website and send someone the gift of an amazing, one-of-a-kind storybook.

Happy Reading!  And Happy Birthday,  CBW – 97 looks good on you!