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“The answers aren’t important really…What’s important is—knowing all the questions.”

January 19, 2015

After years of Conversationally Reading, with adults and children I have begun to believe that the secret of living well is not in having all the answers but in pursuing unanswerable questions in good company, and inside good books. There is more power in the questions we ask, then in the answers we find.The quality of our questions determine the quality of our thinking.

Learning to ask questions that take you someplace in your thinking is a skill that delivers benefits in and out of school. In addition, asking good questions leaves you feeling invigorated, similar to how you feel after a good physical workout.

Winnie the Pooh is 89 years old but how did he come to be?

January 19, 2015

A real black bear inspired the adoration of young Christopher Robin for his stuffed toy. The bear was called Winipeg, Winnie for short, so named for the hometown of its owner, Canadian veterinary surgeon Harry Colebourn To know the full story, turn to Winnie, by Sally Walker, a new picture book for 4-8 year olds…and of […]

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Diane returns to Hong Kong January 2015

December 17, 2014

The South Morning Post talks about Diane Frankenstein’s upcoming Literacy Workshops. “Through her bestselling book, Reading Together, Frankenstein shows that when children start reading independently, parents need to become more, not less, involved.” Read More>> Bring Me A Book will host Diane Frankenstein’s Book Camp workshops from January 23-17. For more information and registration,  Go To […]

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Reading aloud is a skill but Reading Together is an art

December 17, 2014

Give your children the gift of your time and attention and read to them during this Holiday Season of giving. It is the perfect way to spend special time that becomes more memorable as they grow up. Children do not necessarily remember the details of the stories you read, but they never forget the closeness […]

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A wonderful meal deserves conversation to match.

November 20, 2014

Thanksgiving finds me pondering, what am I really grateful for? In addition to good health and meaningful work and relationships, I find that I am more and more aware of how important it is to recognize, with appreciation, the challenges that come my way. In my work with children I am fortunate to have the […]

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