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Raising Readers: Helping Your Child to Literacy | Steve Bialostok
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This bestselling book helps teachers answer all the questions that parents ask about their childrens reading. It helps make parents partners, not adversaries, in the learning process by explaining how current ways to teach reading correspond to the natural ways in which children acquire language. Includes sections on how to choose good books for children, commonly asked questions, and more.
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howjessreads
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Ah to be 9 and on summer break again. You get to wear your Gryffindor robes everywhere, and if you‘ve already finished the stack of books you checked out yesterday, your mom will take you to a different library branch today. ❤️😂 #raisingreaders

Leftcoastzen Nice ! 4mo
Prairiegirl_reading Living her best life! Awesome! 4mo
marleed Oh Have fun! 4mo
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ju.ca.no Awesome!! 4mo
mcipher So jealous! Oh to be a kid again right?! 4mo
TrishB Very cool 👍🏻 4mo
cathysaid Can I be adopted please? 4mo
MaureenMc 🙌 4mo
dariazeoli I‘m jealous and would like to be her today 😂 4mo
BooknerdsLife How sweet to be 9 again! ❤️❤️ I miss my girl at that age too 😆 3mo
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howjessreads
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When it‘s inventory week and Mom goes to work an extra day, you get dragged along. But they didn‘t seem to mind too much. 😏 #raisingreaders #behindthescenesatbookmans

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smilingshelves
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On Wednesdays, I volunteer in our school library. My daughter is "helping", too. ??

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smilingshelves
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On our way to the library, bringing his backpack for books, just like Mommy does. 😀 #raisingreaders

squirrelbrain Cute! ❤️ 5mo
RealLifeReading So cute! 5mo
jesseastin Darling! 5mo
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ladym30 Adorable! 5mo
BucklingBookshelves I ❤️ this! 5mo
mrp27 So cute! 5mo
BookNAround Precious! 5mo
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WhatThePuck
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"Look Mommy! A bench for me to look at my books!" Of course I had to take the extra 10 minutes for him to check out his books before he actually checked out to take them home. ???

Readingismyescape Looks like a gorgeous library. 😍 6mo
Leftcoastzen So cute! 6mo
Cortg Of course! 6mo
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WhatThePuck @Readingismyescape it should be. It's less than 2 yes old. Their old one was 2500 sq ft. 6mo
Linsy Awwww 6mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ 6mo
BooknerdsLife Awwww so precious 💖💖💖 6mo
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julesG
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From my son, an hour ago.

"Going to read at the library now."

#raisingreaders

Ignore the picture of the dishwasher.

thegirlwiththelibrarybag Haha, my mum always replies ‘ok‘ too 8mo
julesG @thegirlwiththelibrarybag I replied some more. But my initial response is always OK since he often puts his phone away right after sending a message 8mo
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ravenlee

I took my kid with me to a dr appt yesterday. She packed her busy bag and kept herself very well occupied during the whole visit. As my dr was leaving the room, he said he had to commend me, because my daughter had an actual paper book in her hands (his words). He said, “however you‘re doing that, keep doing it.” Now that‘s doctor‘s orders I can follow!

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howjessreads
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Yes, she is reading up there. 🙂 I used to read up trees all the time as a kid, and it makes me happy. 😍 Although she upped my game — I always used to climb with the book in my shirt. She built a pulley, and climbs up first, and then hauls her book up in a bucket. 📚🧺 #raisingreaders

Crazeedi So special and awesome 8mo
CouronneDhiver Smarty pants 🙌🏽🙌🏽 8mo
BarbaraJean Love this—and a pulley system for her book? So ingenious! I used to sit in trees and read when I was a kid, too. But I‘d always reach up and wedge the book in a cleft of the tree before climbing and grabbing it on my way up. I miss that tree. 😊 8mo
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Silvertongue #raisingengineers too!!! So smart! 8mo
Kaye My reading tree in our front yard was my hideout. It had a perfect V to sit in. I was always reprimanded for reading so much and told to put the book down. Don‘t read at the table , go out and play , get your nose out of that book and go find something else to do. So my tree was my reading hideout. 8mo
TiredLibrarian @howjessreads @kaye @BarbaraJean I loved to read in a tree in my yard, too! It was very leafy and I loved to disappear up there with a book. It was especially fun when someone was looking for me, practically under the tree, and couldn't find me 😉 The book bucket is taking it to a whole new level! 8mo
tjwill So cute! And inventive! I used to read in trees as a kid too! 🌳 ❤️ 8mo
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RealLifeReading
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That‘s my 7yo

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awww 💙💙💙 9mo
Crazeedi Perfect! 9mo
kspenmoll 🙌🏻😘 9mo
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BarbaraTheBibliophage I‘d love that superpower! 9mo
LauraJ I like that your kid included the understanding bit. 9mo
batsy I love it!! ❤️ (and need it 😆) 9mo
BookBabe ❤️ 8mo
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BookishGirl06
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Yes. So true since you can‘t see what characters look like anyways. ❤️

SW-T 😊😊😊 9mo
Purrfectpages So true! 9mo
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goodbyefrancie
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Reading about dinosaurs with my favorite little man. #RaisingReaders

Texreader ❤️❤️❤️ 10mo
RedxoHearts Sweet picture! 9mo
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Samplergal
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Preaching to the choir, but thought you should hear it again. ❤️❤️❤️

Lindy 👍👍👍 10mo
Jennick2004 Yes!!! 10mo
ravenlee 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 10mo
Cathythoughts ❤️❤️❤️❤️ 10mo
Oracle oh the hours i have spent !!!!!! great post 10mo
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Birdsong28
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Wish Litsy did video's as this was my nephew earlier today and the video would capture the noises he was making whilst he was looking at the book as if he was reading it to me. He loves his books. 📚📖

#raisingreaders

Texreader Adorable!!! 11mo
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mom2bugnbee

It is mid-term primary election day in the USA. I am volunteering at the polls this morning, holding a campaign sign for a friend. There is a young lady in her late teens or early twenties sitting near me, holding a sign for her candidate... reading a BOOK. In PRINT. From the LIBRARY. This makes me deliriously happy. #raisingreaders

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scripturient
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After a day in the sun the kid is knackered. Daddy is reading him chapter one of The Neverending Story, my absolute childhood favourite, and he is mesmerized. Look at his cute little face. You can almost see the magical world of Phantasia coming alive in his mind. 😍😍❤️ #raisingreaders

Cathythoughts Beautiful pic ❤️ 1y
RealBooks4ever 💜💜💜 1y
tammysue Awww lovely photo! ❤️ 1y
Erofan So cute! 💝💟💖 14mo
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Blaire
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Lovely evening spent on the front deck with my kiddos. Never get tired of our view. #summertime #raisingreaders

TrishB I can see why 💕 1y
Christine11 Beautiful! 1y
TheKidUpstairs That view is spectacular!!! 1y
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Cathythoughts So beautiful 😱❤️ 1y
Airforcesister Wow!! Love the view. 1y
BarbaraBB This is your daily view?? Wow 😍😍 1y
ReadingEnvy Gorgeous!! 1y
mrp27 😍😍😍 1y
Dragon That is a lovely view! 1y
Blaire @BarbaraBB it is! It is especially beautiful in spring and summer where the trees cover up the view of any other houses. 1y
Blaire @ReadingEnvy @mrp27 @dragon thank you all! We love it. 1y
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scripturient
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So, the little man is going to his first kids‘ birthday party today. He comes to me carrying a book and says ‘Mommy, I want to take my book to the party so I can look at it when I get bored.‘ That‘s my boy! Only problem is: How do I convincingly tell him that this is impolite when I know the desire to sneak away to read at social gatherings so very much myself. 😂😂😂🙈 #raisingreaders

kgriffith Personally I would tell him that that‘s excellent self-care planning, and ask if he thought maybe his friend‘s parent/guardian might recommend a place where he could keep the book from the start of the event, and go read it uninterrupted when he felt the need 😍 1y
Bourriquet76 Sometimes you just need to hide in the bathroom for 5 minutes. 1y
TrishB Awww....one of us! 1y
rwmg ❤❤❤ 1y
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howjessreads
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This one has no situational awareness when she reads and walks. Lol. I had to keep grabbing her arm as we were walking back to the car. #tfob #tucsonfestivalofbooks

MarriedtoMrT Cute! Love her hair. (My kids don‘t have situational awareness even when they‘re not walking and reading. 😳) 2y
Tamra @MarriedtoMrT 👊🏾 Mine neither! 😹 2y
emilyhaldi Lol, I used to have this problem walking around NYC 😆😳 2y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks She‘s adorable 💕 2y
Bianca I don't really either haha. 2y
Mdargusch So cute! 2y
howjessreads @MarriedtoMrT @Tamra @emilyhaldi @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Bianca @Mdargusch - she comes by the reading AND the lack of situational awareness honestly. 😂 #likemotherlikedaughter 2y
Chelsey If she keeps practicing, by high school she'll be a pro at bobbing and weaving while not losing her place 2y
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Lindy
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A favourite memento from my days of working at the public library.

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scripturient
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Just another afternoon at our house. ❤️ #raisingreaders

NovelGirl82 Chewie!! My kind of kid!! 😊😊😊 2y
scripturient @NovelGirl82 Haha! 👍🏻 He just turned four and already knows more about Star Wars than me. Early indoctrination? Check! 🤣🤣 2y
TrishB Lovely pic ❤️ 2y
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NovelGirl82 Nice!! I love it!! 2y
Smrloomis 💜👍🏽 2y
Bookzombie 💗 2y
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howjessreads
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Took my favorite 7yo out to lunch. She ignored me for the first 2/3 of our lunch date (till she was done with her book). 😂 #likemotherlikedaughter

Texreader Hmmmm. She must be mimicking someone in the family. Nice hashtag 2y
LauraBeth 💕💕 2y
BookMaven407 😍 2y
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Meeko93 😍 2y
Bookzombie 💗 2y
Bks4Wrms What book is she reading? 2y
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LA_Mead
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Look at this fun quiz!

Here‘s the link:
https://www.bookbrowse.com/quiz/

Dragon Me too 👍🐉 All Rounder. 2y
DivaDiane Me three! 2y
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howjessreads
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This moment happened at a local bookstore today. 😍😍😍 Me + 2 daughters + 1 niece + 1 nephew = bookish heart exploding with happiness. ❤️📚 #raisingreaders #smallbusinesssaturday

398.2 Such a cute photo! 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Awww. 💙💜💚❤️🧡💛 2y
MrBook Perfect!!!! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻😍 2y
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Clwojick I love everything about this picture. #futurelifegoals 🙌💕 2y
mrp27 💕💕💕 2y
mcipher @Clwojick Agreed. It‘s just perfect. ❤️❤️ 2y
GondorGirl ❤❤❤ 2y
kspenmoll Wonderful photo- all so engrossed! ❤️📚 2y
[DELETED] 3803335244 Love this! 2y
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mom2bugnbee
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Forgot to post this yesterday. Took a screenshot of my 12yo's Instagram account. Made me so happy! @DeweysReadathon #readathon #raisingreaders

Texreader How awesome!! Love it! 2y
Jinjer Love our younger readers! 2y
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mom2bugnbee
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haileybean 💜💜💜 my son is a little young for this, but I am going to take out an hour and read WITH him. 2y
ReadingSusan So Great! 2y
Bookzombie 💗 2y
mom2bugnbee @haileyhugsbooks When my kids were younger, I counted their books and/or time reading with them as RAT time! 2y
haileybean I didn‘t even think of that! Will have to add those in! :) I don‘t usually count his books as mine when I read to him 2y
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howjessreads
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Sometimes it seems so counter-intuitive to say, "Quit reading! You're gonna be late for school!" ? #raisingreaders

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Purrfectpages
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Saw this on Facebook. I'm having a hard time identifying with just one type. I think I'm a mix of altruist, introvert, and monogamist the most though. What about you?

litmuggle I'd be a mix too 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Monogamist/introvert... I typically don't reread books 📚😊 and I read different genres! (edited) 2y
Yeah_I_Read I'm definitely a polygamist/introvert reader rn I have at least 4 books that I'm juggling lol 2y
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BibliophileMomma I'm definitely a mix of polygamist/extrovert/altruist. 2y
EllieDottie I am pretty sure I'm a neurotic reader! Goodreads helped me actually finish books! Now I'm more of a polygamist reader! (edited) 2y
Jess7 I'm a combination of the polygamist reader and the altruist reader 📚🤗 2y
KathyWheeler I'm a combination of the polygamist reader and the extrovert reader. 2y
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howjessreads
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This picture will always be one of my faves. A year ago we were in Flagstaff, and because Aunt Jessica can't help herself, I bought a book each for my nieces and nephew and daughters. As we walked out of the bookstore, my sister told the kids to sit on the wall for a minute while I ran next door to pick up our burrito order. And this spontaneous cuteness happened!! So glad my sister got the pic! 😍📖😍📖😍

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awww so sweet!!! 💗 2y
Bookquilter ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ Nomination for best Auntie!! 2y
Bklover This is s cute! 💜💚 2y
Dragon Okay that just made my day ! 💕 2y
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Graciouswarriorprincess
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Some buttons that I picked up at Island Books in the Outer Banks.

Librarianaut Were you affected by the power outage??? 2y
Graciouswarriorprincess @Librarianaut No. It was on Hatteras and Ockoroke. 2y
Librarianaut Oh, good. Glad you missed it!!! 2y
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Felso
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📚❤️📚🤓

JoeStalksBeck Come over and win some books 📚 2y
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JazzFeathers
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#Riotgrams #Shelfie

I know l'm very late, but Thursday is always such a busy day for me. Besides, if you're familiar with my feed, you'll be familiar with this shelf of mine 😆

rohit-sawant Wonderful pic! 2y
JazzFeathers @rohit-sawant Thanks 😊 2y
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howjessreads
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Waiting for dad to be ready to drop her off at school.
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Last night she was (as usual) completely ignoring us while she was reading, and my husband got a little annoyed bc he was trying to talk to her.
Him: Eleanor, you can't always have your nose in a book. You're gonna miss life happening.
Her: But Dad, books ARE life.
Him: 🙄
Me: 😍👏🏻😍👏🏻😍

Cinfhen She's obviously the whole package brains, beauty, style & sass 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 2y
TobeyTheScavengerMonk When she's right, she's right. 2y
elkeo_TheBookDragon I love it when kids are so wise 👏👏 2y
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Simona 👏👏👏 Bookish staylista❣️ 2y
AnnieReads Wise child. 2y
Reviewsbylola Eleanor sounds like my type of girl! 2y
Smrloomis 😂nice! 👏🏽 2y
KarenUK She's awesome! 🙌🙌💕 2y
howjessreads @Cinfhen Totally. Although sass might come first on that list. LOL. 2y
howjessreads @TobeyTheScavengerMonk @elkeo @Simona @AnnieReads @Reviewsbylola @Smrloomis Totally! Something my non-bookish husband doesn't quite understand. But he humors us. 🙂📚 2y
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scripturient
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❤️❤️😃 #raisingreaders

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scripturient
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❤️🤓 #raisingreaders

Reviewsbylola Love! 2y
RealBooks4ever Oh heck yeah! 😄 2y
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scripturient
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Taken from Bookweek Scotland's FB page. 😂

JacqMac 😂Been there. 2y
jpmcwisemorgan My aunts have started doing this to my dad. He always tells them stories, which may or may not be entirely true. Now they just whip out their phone and check him. It's kind of funny because he did this to them for years. 2y
BibliophileMomma Lol. 😂😂😂 2y
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EvieBee Haha! 2y
ScrappyMags 💗💗💗💗 2y
Zelma Ha! 😆 2y
Lmstraubie 😅😅 2y
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howjessreads
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Forgot to post last Thursday's #libraryhaul. Annnnd, we have to go back tomorrow. They're done with all of these. 📚 (Although I haven't even started the one that's mine! Slacking! 😂)

RadicalReader @jess.how what a stack of books 3y
candyflossramparts That's awesome! 📚 3y
Lmstraubie A beautiful sight 😍😍 3y
AlaMich Truly an impressive stack! I would say your efforts to raise a bookworm are going along swimmingly😊 3y
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mom2bugnbee
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Several days ago, I posted a picture from a different year of our town's annual jazz festival that looked very much the same. Because every year, I catch her like this. (Little sister is also reading in the foreground, & hubby makes an appearance in this picture on the left.) #myloves #myheart

#17booklove #day14 #readerilove @jess.how

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CocoReads
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They aren't reading here but they're acting like they love each other. The #readersIlove #17booklove

Theresa Sounds like that's a rare sighting! 🤣😜 3y
CocoReads @Theresa it's getting more common now that they're older and don't spend much time together (one is 3 hours away most of the time) but they've definitely always done better with some distance between them 3y
Joybishoptx Ha! I tell my kids that when I take a picture of them together. "Act like you love each other!" 3y
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CocoReads The most in-twinlike twins that ever were. 3y
CocoReads @Joybishoptx I tell them that too. 3y
Octoberwoman My girls are so close and such good friends that they're now sharing an apartment, and I rarely see them anymore. The upside is that I have more room in my house to spread out my books! 3y
CocoReads @Octoberwoman they are getting closer. I'm not sure they'll ever share an apartment, although that may be due to different career paths more than not wanting to be together. 3y
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DeborahSmall
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#17booklove #readerilove Sophie loves reading 📖 she got a Gold Award for achievement in school last week for her reading ❤️📚

Bookzombie She is so cute! 3y
RealLifeReading Fantastic! 3y
MicheleinPhilly Way to go Sophie! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 3y
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Alfoster Sweet!!!👏👏 3y
Varshitha Wow,, 👏🏻👏🏻 3y
LeahBergen Yay, Sophie! 😘😘 3y
Simona Congrats ❣❣❣❣ 3y
acorter Yeah!!! 3y
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Gayan
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Today's prompt #readerilove was easy for me. I met my Bookish Soulmate right here on Litsy and I couldn't be happier. I talk to her every day and most days we share a brain. So thanks Litsy for bringing @Josie my life. #17booklove

Josie OMG STAAAAAHP. I'M NOT CRYING, YOU'RE CRYING 😭😭😭😭😭 I love you so much! My life would be nowhere near as enjoyable without you in it. There hasn't been a day since we started talking that I've felt lonely or sad because you are always there to cheer me up! Thanks @Litsy @jeff @todd for creating the platform that gave me a best friend for life ❤️ 3y
jeff Love it!!! 🤘❤️ 3y
Cinfhen STOP, NOW IM CRYING 😭 @Josie @Gayan That's really amazing 💕 3y
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Gayan It really is! 3y
howjessreads 💕💕 3y
LeahBergen Love!! 😩😩 3y
Louise Wow, what a wonderful story! 💕 3y
todd This made my Valentine's Day. Thanks so much for sharing! (edited) 3y
Gayan @todd You are so welcome. Litsy really is the best place on the internet! ❤ 3y
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mom2bugnbee
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This picture is several years old, but remains one of my favorites of all three of us (that's my book in the lower left corner) snuggled in bed reading. #raisingreaders

#booklove17 #day13 #sharethelove @LibrarianRyan
#17booklove #day14 #readerilove @jess.how

britt_brooke 💚💚💚 3y
scripturient Such a lovely picture! ❤ 3y
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howjessreads
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Posting my "reader(s) I love" pic for day 14 of #17booklove a little early!! I've been on my phone too much the last few days, so I'm going to try to be online less tomorrow! ?Snapped this pic in a #bookstore a month or two ago. I didn't even pose the kids, they're just naturally cute like that around books. ???

Alfoster Tooooo adorable❤!!!! 3y
howjessreads Thanks @Alfoster. I think so, but helllooooo bias. 😉 3y
Alfoster To me, this is what Heaven will look like!😀😀 3y
SaraFair I love natural cuteness. 3y
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mom2bugnbee
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Continuing my early spam of #readerilove #day14 #17booklove. 💕

britt_brooke Love this!! 💚💚💚 3y
mom2bugnbee @britt_brooke Thank you! A few years ago, the school librarian did a bingo challenge & one square was "read outside for 30 minutes". I loved how my deck railing framed her perfectly. 3y
Desha ❤️❤️❤️❤️ 3y
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mom2bugnbee
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Continuing my early #readerilove posts for #17booklove #day14. Every year, my city hosts a jazz musical festival which my family adores. We spend the entire day on the public square with thousands of enthusiasts. The public library is just one block away, so my two girls & I take a break to walk there & get some new books, which results in pictures like this one. 😉 #raisingreaders

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mom2bugnbee
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Somebody has taken over my #whereiread spot. 😉 #riotgrams #day2 @bookriot

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mom2bugnbee
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I was looking ahead to the challenges for #17booklove & saw that the 14th is "Reader I love". That led me to look for pictures of my children reading, & I have so many that I love, that I decided to post on other days so that I don't spam you on the 14th. ? #readerilove #raisingreaders

Joybishoptx So cute! 3y
Reviewsbylola 😍😍😍 3y
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CaitMobley
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Snowy days were made for reading #raisingreaders

LauraBeth 💕 3y
Smrloomis So, so cute! 👍🏽 3y
MyNamesParadise Cute little man!! 3y
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CaitMobley @MyNamesParadise thanks!! I think so too but I'm kind of biased 😉 3y
MyNamesParadise @CaitMobley you have reason to be biased hehe and he is actually really cute!! I'll prob get flak for this but not every baby is 🙈🙈 😜 3y
CaitMobley @MyNamesParadise I'll catch flak with you because I agree! 😳 3y
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