I am a woman of many hats:
Starting with a Bachelors degree in Music Education and a Masters degree in Library Science, I have chosen to use my skills to educate others, particularly youth. Whether a preschool teacher, home educator, teacher's aide, tutor, music instructor, DJ, and now book reviewer, my goal remains consistent: It is imperative that I provide tools to help others succeed in life.
One tool I have found to be most effective is books.
Essential in building language skills for the very young, books are also replete with stories of self-awareness for all ages. You don't agree? Well, let me explain...
You may remember learning in school about identifying an author's purpose: an author writes books to describe something, explain something, or to entertain. Now if readers are engaged in the whole experience of reading books and, thus, true to themselves, then they will be aware that books affect readers in one form or other. It could be as subtle as, "Huh. I didn't know that," or impressionable, like, "Wow! I can't wait to read the next in this series!"
At least this is my hypothesis, and I'm sticking to it!!
All that being said, my plan is to capture the essence of each story and then efficiently translate this into writing so that YOU, the reader, will be motivated to expand your reading sphere; therefore, pinning Best Children's Books to the top of your list of favorites.
Webmaster's note: Anita is a collector of books that won the Jane Addams Children's Book Award. She's planning to review a bunch of them for us. Keep track of her progress!
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