About Kim

 I love children’s picture books and children’s literature.

Reading aloud to children and kids getting excited to read themselves is the gateway for them to becoming life-long readers.  Children’s literacy success is linked to reading aloud, so I read to my own children and to my students every day in the classroom.   And, hey, good books lead to good conversations!  It’s important to give kids opportunity to participate in discussions about what they read and to learn to think critically about the text.

Critical readers consider various perspectives and explanations in what they read and then draw their own conclusions.   With new insight, and thoughtful reflection, critical readers grow up to take action in their lives and learn to see there are alternative ways of being and acting in the world.

I spend much time in the beautiful forests where I cannot help but feel peace in my heart…I am inspired everyday when I am among the trees.

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Out in the forest with my precious pooch!