The Minnesota Reading Corps is recruiting 1,400 reading tutors for the 2015-2016 school year. Reading tutors spend time in pre-kindergarten and elementary school classrooms helping children improve their skills with reading and vocabulary.
Spring has sprung, the weather is (finally!) warming up, and we are excited gather over a glass of crisp white wine and discuss the seasons hottest books with our favorite girlfriends. Our sister company, Simon & Schuster, is celebrating the resurgence of sunshine and greenery with the book club picks to keep you and your club reading throughout cherry blossom season.
This week marks the arrival of a large literary conference in Minneapolis, the Association of Writers and Writing Programs.
March is Women’s History Month and our sister company Simon & Schuster has put together a list of book club picks that celebrate female voices!
Teachers across the metro area have discovered an innovative way to teach young kids how to read better and with more confidence. They are enlisting the help of therapy dogs. Dogs that have received special training to sit patiently with children, as the kids read aloud.
With all of the media available to us via television, smartphones and the Internet these days, reading books is still a favorite pastime. According to surveys, how much we read books has remained constant over the years and, in some cases, increased. In the 1950s, Gallup surveys show around 20 percent of Americans were presently reading a book. By the early 90s, the percentage jumped to 37 percent.
In the age of television, computers, and video games, it can be hard to get kids to put down the devices and pick up a book. But a teacher in Bloomington’s love of reading is so contagious, it’s rubbing off on her kids.
A horse owner in far southern Minnesota is facing multiple charges of neglect after as many as 15 of her animals were found dead at a farm near Worthington in late March, according to charges filed Wednesday in Nobles County Court.
Investigators found 15 dead horses on a Nobles County farm Tuesday afternoon. According to the Nobles County Sheriff’s office, the animals were found at a farm in Reading, which is near Worthington. Nine horses on the farm are still alive and in good condition.
A Minnesota eighth grader with a love for reading and a passion for helping children received a prestigious national award for her accomplishment. Maria Keller, 13, won the Jefferson Award for public service for her non-profit Read Indeed.
William Kent Krueger shares an excerpt from his book “Ordinary Grace.” The book is a story of murder in a small Minnesota town in the summer of 1961.
Megan Scott, from Joy Of Cooking and the blog The Joy Kitchen, shares tips on how to know your oven.
Kim Barbouin, author of the Skinny Bitch series, shares her favorite vegan sweets recipes so you can bake up a storm.
Author and radio host Garrison Keillor will read selections from his new book of poetry in St. Paul next month. Keillor will read from his book “O, What a Luxury: Verses Lyrical, Vulgar, Pathetic & Profound,” at the Fitzgerald Theater on Oct. 2 and 3.
Whether your child is off to their very first day of preschool, kindergarten, or off to middle school, our sister company, Simon & Schuster has a book that’s perfect to beat those first-day jitters.
Reading and doing puzzles isn’t just fun, it’s also good for keeping your memory sharp. New research shows reading, writing, or other brain-stimulating activities like crossword puzzles helps people retain memory.
Six metro-area specialty bookstores reveal the diversity and richness of culture in Minnesota.
It is the best of times, and not the worst of times, for both Minneapolis and St. Paul. Especially since a new survey suggests quite a few Twin Cities residents would know what book that first sentence references.
They’re on police cars and street lights, and they track where you’re driving.
Even though it seems like every other day there’s a new reading device being launched, a lot of people still like the old fashion printed book.
In the past year hundreds of libraries have opened up in the Twin Cities. These libraries, however, are much small than traditional ones and are popping up in neighborhoods around the world.
Reading is arguably one of the most important lessons learned in school, but literacy can be a challenge for some students.
Given the large number of colleges and universities in the Twin Cities, it isn’t surprising that they have helped produce a core of voracious readers, many who enjoy the social interaction of book clubs.
Students having problems with reading now have a new, very unique classroom as an option: Horse powered reading.
Last year e-readers were at the top of a lot of people’s Christmas lists. In fact, right at the start of 2011, libraries started noticing more people checking out electronic books.