How to Breed Little Bookworms

Literature opened doors that allowed my kids to explore the development of their own values

lots of old children’s book spines on a bookshelf, needs dusting

Thus began an eighteen-year odyssey (so far) of reading my library aloud to my kids.

Sherlock Holmes taught critical thinking, Jules Verne imparted a love of science. When he turned ten, we started The Count of Monte Cristo, and spent the next year discussing unjust imprisonment and the virtue/vice of revenge.



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M. M. De Voe

Fictionista, collector of obscure awards, admirer of optimists in the face of dread. Author of Book&Baby, an acclaimed guide for writer-parents.