Can we read?

Sarah Miller
A weekly review of children's books, old and new, to help you raise readers and build a culture of reading in your home.
Created 22 May 2020
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  • Spotlight On: Witches 🧙🏻‍♀️
    29 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read
    I fell in love with witches when I was just a little girl. It almost certainly began with a 1986 movie adaptation of Jill Murphy’s book, The Worst Witch, which captivated 4-year--old me like almost no...
  • Notes From the Reading Nook: Sept 28
    28 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read
    Good morning, good people. I hope this message finds you safe and well and enjoying something in your life today. (It’s worth the effort to identify it, even if you have to sit and think.) Read more
  • How to access your instant download
    22 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read
    Thanks ever so much for becoming a paid subscriber of Can we read? — I’m grateful for your support! Here’s how to access to my digital download, 100 Books to Build Your Library: Follow this link Enter...
  • Can we read? No. 52
    22 Sep 2021 • 6 min read • 3 1
    Hi people. How are you? Yesterday, in Notes from the Reading Nook, I answered a reader question about whether or not my husband and I have different approaches to raising readers. If you’d like to che...
  • Notes from the Reading Nook: Sept 21
    21 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 0
    Hi there. Happy Tuesday! I hope wherever you are there is something good happening, even if it’s small, even if you have to dig around to find it. I’m sending lots of good energy your way ⚡️⚡️⚡️ Read ...
  • Can we read? No. 51
    15 Sep 2021 • 6 min read • 2 0
    Hi there! Congratulations on arriving at Wednesday. We are still here! Together! It’s not nothing. (That’s all I’ve got today, beautiful people. Let’s get started.) The Paper Crane by Molly Bang (1985...
  • Notes from the Reading Nook: Sept 14
    14 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 2
    Good morning. If you’ve been here for awhile, you’re familiar with the traumatic event that inspired my Spotlight On: Loss, Death, and Grief back in May — a baby who died at our daycare. Well, today i...
  • (How) Can we read? An interview with Sankofa Read Aloud
    10 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read
    Hello there 👋 This month, in this extra little offering I send you on the second Fridays, I have the special pleasure of offering you something new — an interview! I didn’t actually set out to interv...
  • Can we read? No. 50
    08 Sep 2021 • 7 min read • 2 0
    Good morning! Welcome to all my new subscribers — I’m so glad you’re here. If you’re wondering what this newsletter is (especially what you’ll receive from me and when) and/or who the heck I am, you c...
  • Notes From the Reading Nook: Sept 7
    07 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read
    Hola. It’s Tuesday. I have to remind myself, because we’re on day 6 of a really nasty virus (not the virus) that brought me and my poor 7yo to the children’s hospital last night, to no avail. (In fact...
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