Get Kids Reading with Laughing Giraffe Books

January 19, 2011 at 11:44 am 1 comment



SFX: Darth Vader heavy breathing (in reality, mom cups mouth with hand to mimic Darth Vader).  “Luke, I am your fAAHther.”  Storytime unfolds to dinner as mom then says in a strange, green alien Yoda voice, “Eat your vegetables, you must!”

Check out this enlightening interview with Alexandra Morrill, founder of Laughing Giraffe Books, an online book store that features Book Bundles and Book of the Month collections that kids will cherish.  Alexandra talks about her new book store and the 73 different collections of themes for boys and girls, ages 0 to 8 years old.  In addition to themes, such as baseball, science and princesses, Laughing Giraffe Books offers books for occasions, including birthdays, Valentines Day, back to school, and more.  Other options are Timeless Tales, for retro books like The Red Balloon, and quirkier, offbeat books that kids won’t typically find at school or in a Scholastic catalog.

Alexandra has a love of children’s books and a background in children’s literacy, so she provides great tips for parents looking to get kids more involved in reading.  We talk extensively about how to expose kids to books and inspire them to develop a lifelong love for reading.  During the interview, Alexandra encourages parents to add animation when reading out loud to draw kids into a story (hence Darth Vader and Yoda SFX above).  She also provides great advice for starting a book club, particularly with hard-to-reach boys or girls.

All Laughing Giraffe Books come with a game and prize to help motivate kids to read and are gift wrapped.  Prices range from $45-$200, depending on whether the book is paperback or hardback and the game/prize included. is a recommended gift shopping destination for parents, family and friends.  The podcast interview is a must hear for any parent with young kids.  Thanks for tuning into MommaJam.

We’ll continue the conversation on books for kids next week on Thursday, Jan. 27 at 7:10 a.m. on 95.9 WATD-FM.

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Instant Replay – 95.9 WATD-FM, Jan. 13, 2011 – No New Year’s Resolutions, Clearing Clutter and Open Mic Night at SSC MommaJam Minute – Interview with Alexandra Morrill, Laughing Giraffe Books

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