Red Apple Reading Magazine August-September 2016 - Page 3

Connect with us! Letter from the Editor This issue marks the one year anniversary of the Red Apple Reading magazine, and we still love the process of putting content and stories together for every issue! We hope you continue to enjoy the reading content, reviews, and stories. Beginning this month you’ll see longer storybooks, as we increase the page count of our leveled readers from eight to ten pages. We hope you are entertained with Ellie Goes Back to School – it’s the first of a new writing collaboration with my oldest daughter! We also share six popular book series this month, an easy weeknight meal paired with a back-to-school read, and a book review of Tikki Tikki Tembo (a favorite read-aloud in our house for many years). The Reading Specifics article explains how parents can encourage a balanced approach to literacy at home. Other parent resources include ways to get your toddler reading, tips to help your child find a good book, the calendar lineup, and some fun literacy activities for families at home. Enjoy whatever time remains with your little ones before they head back to school. Summer goes by fast when you are having fun! Sincerely, Tammy Bennecke EDITOR IN CHIEF “A book is a dream you hold in your hands.” - Neil Gaiman 3