Dr Seuss or Harry Potter - a new opinion

Sorry, I was away for a few days and therefore delayed posting the latest opinion on Harry Potter books or Dr. Seuss books - which have had the most impact on kids’ reading?
Harry Potter Builds Lifelong Readers & Thinkers
There is no denying the powerful influence of Dr. Suess. Back in the 1950s, kids learned [...]

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Dr. Seuss versus Harry Potter?

Here’s another response to my question of:
Harry Potter books or Dr. Seuss books - which have had the most impact on kids’ reading?
I like the methodology of this response, weighing characters, plots and setting for each. Well, without further ado, here it is:
How can I begin to compare the works of Dr. Seuss and [...]

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Harry Potter vs. Dr. Seuss, Part II

So I asked, in my last post
Harry Potter books or Dr. Seuss books - which have had the most impact on kids’ reading?
and invited others to weigh in with their opinions. Dr. Seuss is currently winning by a landslide. I’ll have to beat the bushes to find some J.K. Rowling fans. Surely [...]

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Harry Potter vs. Dr. Seuss

It’s an absurd question really — an apples and oranges comparison, but I’ll ask it anyway:

Harry Potter books or Dr. Seuss books - which have had the most impact on kids’ reading?
And, since this is my blog, I’ll post my answer to this question first:
I believe that books by Dr. Seuss have had the [...]

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The Lightning Thief - Percy Jackson — I haven’t been this….

I’m reading the story of Percy Jackson, in The Lightning Thief and I haven’t been this excited about a book series since Harry Potter. . I do vaguely remember hearing this book mentionned at a children’s writing conference, but it certainly hasn’t had the buzz that Harry Potter did and yet… I like [...]

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How Much I Love Children’s Books, Why I Burned the Pilaf, and What I Did to Save Dinner

A quick story to illustrate how much I love kids’ books, why I burned the pilaf, and what I did to save dinner.
Yesterday, I was browsing around, again looking at reviews of Newbery Award winners. Snow was falling outside and my husband and son were out purchasing a new snowblower to replace our fatally-wounded [...]

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