Katherine Willoughby

Katherine Willoughby lives is Richmond, Virginia and teaches Junior Kindergarten at the same school where she discovered her love of reading. When she is not in the classroom, Katherine enjoys building wooden train layouts with her three-year-old son, playing board games while drinking IPA’s with her husband, and taking part in pub trivia. Read Across America Day is her favorite holiday!

8 Back-to-School Picture Books for Teaching Coronavirus Procedures

A preschool teacher shares the books they’ll be using to teach children about coronavirus procedures to start the school year, like Why Is Everyone Wearing a Mask? by Debbie Qiu.

14 Read-Alouds I Missed Reading With My Preschoolers

We've got a list of read-aloud books for preschoolers, from beautifully written books with important messages to funny books kids won't tire of hearing.

Harriet the Spy, Tomato Sandwiches, and Breaking Routines

A reader on rereading HARRIET THE SPY, considering it from a modern standpoint and applying its messages about making sense of the world.

10 Radiant Rainbow Bookends

Best Summer Reading Programs for Kids and Teens 2020

To motivate your child and to make reading more exciting, I have put together a list of 2020's best summer reading programs, challenges, and book logs.

8 Knitting Books for Cute, Quick Projects

These knitting books offer up cute projects you can tackle quickly.

9 Fun Sight Word Games for New Readers

Consider playing these sight word games to master letter recognition with your preschooler, state capitols with your fifth grader, and more.

Check Out These Library Checkout Card Inspired Goods

If you too have fond memories of nostalgic library artifacts, peruse these library check out card and due date gifts.

10 of the Best Breastfeeding Books

Here are ten helpful and eye-opening books about breastfeeding: how-to guides and looks at its social and cultural history.

Take a Look at These READING RAINBOW–Inspired Goods

Bookish kids of the '80s and '90s, this one's for you! You can fly twice as high with these nostalgic Reading Rainbow gifts.

Little Free Libraries Are My L.O.L. Surprise

"Little Free Libraries are my secret glittery plastic poop emoji."

6 Books Like NOTHING TO SEE HERE to Spark Your TBR

Looking for something a little strange and very unexpected? NOTHING TO SEE HERE may seem incomparable, but these books will spark that TBR.

A Letter of Concern to the Little Red Hen

Little Red Hen, in the words of that goddess Lizzo, "Got to take a deep breath, time to focus on you."

How to Determine the Reading Level of a Book

Your guide to Fountas and Pinnell, Lexile Level, Primer, Pre-primer, Beginning Reader, and more. How to determine reading level of a book for young readers.

A Reading List Inspired by DOWNTON ABBEY: THE MOVIE

The DOWNTON ABBEY movie premieres in the U.S. on September 20, so we've rounded up a list of books with similar themes for fans of the show.