National Reading Recovery & K-6 Literacy Conference 2018

  Shine On’s first visit to the National RR Conference was a whirlwind! We met so many wonderful teachers from coast to coast who searched for “just the right books” for the students they teach.  As Matt from RR Books told us at SERRRA, “you never sit down.”  The energy, conversations, book bags galore, and shiny new book covers by … Read More

Storytime at the Local Library

Once a child learns to use a library, the doors to learning are always open.   ~ Laura Bush Public libraries play an important role in their communities. Libraries provide a wealth of materials and resources as well as various services and programs, promoting literacy and improving the overall quality of life. Have you visited the public library recently? Last weekend, … Read More

SERRRA Conference 2017

Another Great Conference at SERRRA! Thanks to everyone who stopped by our booth! We met so many wonderful teachers (vendors too!) and enjoyed talking with everyone! As a long-time Reading Recovery® Teacher attending the conference for many years, this year I placed myself in a new role – that of a vendor. It was a different yet informational perspective viewing … Read More

SERRRA and New Beginnings

Happy New Year To All! Looking back, our books found their way into little hands in many ways. Thanks to all who support early literacy and believe in the magic of reading beautifully illustrated books! Looking forward, we are excited about what 2017 will bring! Shine On will have a booth at SERRRA (the Southeastern Reading Recovery and Early Literacy … Read More

Sneak Peek: Two Books Unveiled in Time for the Holidays

We are SO excited about our new books, Little Toad Crosses the Road and Santa, Where Are You. Featuring rural themes and beautifully illustrated by student and alumna of Virginia Tech, both encourage conversations and writing opportunities to compliment the reading. Whenever you create opportunities for writing, the effort synthesizes comprehension – fully understanding what was read. Happy Reading and … Read More