Mom, can you read me a bedtime word problem?

I know we've talked about math before, but we are going to talk about it again. When my son goes to bed at night, we read books together. We used to have this deal where he would read to me and then I would read to him, but he reads now as part of his homework time after school, so he gets to relax and listen to me read at bedtime....more

Banned Book Week starts today: choose the freadom to read!

It's Banned Book Week! You know I love to talk about banned books, right? As a certified librarian I believe information wants to be free so I want to make sure people have all the information they need to make informed choices. It's up to parents to decide what's right for their own children, not for someone else's....more

Turning the pages on books

When we moved into our new home, I swapped all the shelves in the house around, giving my son a few extra sets. The result is that he has a full wall of books. Sometimes I hang out in the doorway of his room without him noticing me, and I watch him select a book from one of his shelves and snuggle up with it. (That's not weird, right?)...more

My Literary Squad

I May Not Be Taylor Swift, But I Still Have A CrewBy Heather Haines Before I started scrawling meaningful-type stuff, I was a dedicated reader. I had my favorite books with dog eared pages and highlighted passages. I imagined myself in the heroine’s shoes, or more often, I imagined her in mine....more

Getting back to a few good books

There is something odd about my life right now. My BFF at work asked me what I was reading these days, and after thinking about it for a few moments, I had to respond with "nothing."...more

Harry Potter and the 34 Year Old Fan

There’s a new Harry Potter book!  There’s a new Harry Potter book!  There’s a new Harry Potter book!!!!!!Okay, I have to catch my breath because just thinking about jumping up and down and yelling that at the top of my lungs has me winded.  For real.  I am after all, significantly older than I was the last time I donned my robes, drew a lightning bolt on my forehead, and stood in line at midnight to pick up the book so that I could race home to start reading* it. ...more

Why Veronica Scott Wrote HOSTAGE TO THE STARS

Thanks for having me as your guest! I love explaining the behind the scenes of my new books here on your blog....more

10 Reasons I Love my Kindle

For a recent post on my blog, I was thinking of all things reading that I love and quickly realized that one on the things I love most is my Kindle!  So without further ado, here are ten reasons that I love my Kindle. ...more