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 NEW FOR 2022:
Blog  With Mentor Text Suggestions & Lessons
New Titles That Kids Cannot Wait To Get Their Hands On



FOR 2022!

Check my BLOG with:

  • mentor texts for specific classroom lessons

  • new series that kids cannot wait to get their hands on!

New Picture Books!

New Mentor Texts!

New Books For Early Readers!

New Chapter Books!


New page for PreK-K!




It is my joy and honor to share with you what I have learned over my 35+ year career as a reading specialist and literacy coach. 


I've spent my teaching career inspiring students of all ages to fall in love with reading and to lead literate lives. Turning nonreaders into voracious readers, increasing reading stamina to those students already hooked on reading, and recommending great book titles is what I do best. This site celebrates the opportunity to share my passion of books and is dedicated to teachers and families so they can put the best books and reading resources in the hands of students of all ages. 


Whether you are a teacher using Fountas and Pinnell materials, the Reading and Writing Units of Study, the Reading and Writing Strategies, the Six Traits, Notice and Note, or a basal reading series (And I had have had much training in all of these) or you are a parent looking for titles, my suggestions and resources will be a huge asset for students as they create their own reading lives. 

Barbara Andrews

Boy in Library

Get in Touch

Need more mentor text suggestions for a specific unit? Looking for more chapter books or picture books in a certain genre? Have a question about reading and writing? I'd love to help! Fill out and submit the form below and I will get back to you as soon as possible. As always, names and e-mail addresses are kept private. 

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