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Easy Readers: The Transition from Picture Books to Chapter Books

Easy Readers: Maisie HitchinsThe ages between 6 and 8 are generally considered the transition age in the reading world. The child will jump from picture books to easy readers. Easy Readers have a combination of illustration and text - usually the font is larger than longer chapter books. The stories have chapters and are much longer than picture books, so it’s highly unlikely that it will be completed in one sitting. Easy readers and abridged versions are also a great way to introduce classic literature to younger kids. Make time for continued reading and remind the child what the story is, as you continue reading.

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Anthropomorphism in Children’s Literature


With the success of films like Finding Nemo, Zootopia, The Secret Lives of Pets, it’s obvious that children respond positively to stories that involve animals in human settings and roles. Several well-known children’s stories (Aesop’s Fables, Charlotte’s Web, Alice in Wonderland, etc), use this device to provide a narrative that teaches important lessons and leaves room for children to ask questions.

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10 Books for Bedtime in our Boxes

PJsLet’s be real - getting kids to go to sleep can be a nightmare sometimes! Creating a ritual of reading a story or a familiar bedtime book can make the whole ordeal more than pleasant. It could become something both you and your child look forward to. Of course, you can read any book or story at bedtime but why not pick one’s that are geared towards sleeping - bedtime books that mention sleeping, bedtime, lullabies, and good night rituals may be more helpful than you realize!

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We Don’t Fit in a Box – Chicago Book Expo

Book Expo America 2016We were at the Book Expo in Chicago about a month ago and among a lot of the things that we realized while roaming around the halls of McCormick Place filled with a lot of exciting books, authors, writers, illustrators, was that we don’t fit in the box of the book industry. We’re neither a bookstore, nor a retailer, nor a librarian, nor a museum store and the list goes on and on. WE don’t fit in a box. How’s that for irony? Continue reading

Our New Home

LFC-2Three years ago we started the Little Fun Club on a personally held belief that a child who reads or is being read to regularly will have much success in life and that it is every parent’s responsibility to expose their children to as many books as possible. With this in mind, we had an idea that would solve the issue of getting books into the hands of families and children to help the goal of success for all our children. Continue reading