Write Your Own Fractured Fairy Tales!

  Write Your Own Fractured Fairy Tales!   Monday’s book post had several books in which the author took a traditional fairy tale and twisted it a bit to create a similar and yet very different version of the story.   This is something anyone can do. Today’s post has ideas for creating your own…

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Fractured Fairy Tales: Oddball Versions of the Standards

  Fractured Fairy Tales Oddball Versions of the Standards   You’ve got to love fractured fairy tales. Creative authors take the old tales and twist them with weird plot turns, unusual settings, and new points of view. And end up creating wildly entertaining new versions. Here are a few:    Moldylocks and the Three Beards…

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MORE Ideas for Getting Ready for Halloween!

x   MORE Ideas for Getting Ready for Halloween!   Here are some Halloween links to explore together as a family. Click here for last week’s ideas. [This is a repeat from previous Halloweens, with some updates.]   FOLLOWING DIRECTIONS Little Lovely Halloween Houses Make a whole village! Parents Magazine 19 Printable Halloween Decorations   So many…

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Halloween is Coming! Fiction to Scare and Delight!

  Halloween is Coming! Fiction to Scare and Delight!    Shiver Shades of Halloween: A Spooky Book of Colors by Mary McKenna Siddals, illustrated by Jimmy Pickering Halloween is Green…Eerie glow, Evil grin, Vile brew, Clammy skin, Slimy-grimy, queasy-peasy, snotty-rotty Tinge of green. Every color has something wonderful to contribute to Halloween. A great read…

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Time to Get Ready for Halloween!

  Time to Get Ready for Halloween!   Halloween is just 4 weeks away. Here are some ideas to promote literacy during this Halloween season. [This is a repeat from previous Halloweens, with some updates.]   Halloween Read Alouds Collect several Halloween books (picture books work well for this) and take turns reading scary parts in your…

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Halloween is Coming! Books to Get the Party Started!

  Halloween is Coming! Books to Get the Party Started!   I found so many great Halloween books, I have two weeks of books for you. Today’s post includes nonfiction, fiction, and joke books.   NONFICTION Happy Halloween! by Alex Appleby (sorry, no link) This is the most basic nonfiction book. Each two-page spread has…

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