Deborah J Reis

Biography

Deborah J Reis is the mother of four excellent readers and seven grandchildren who also grew to become wonderful readers. While this is important, Deborah also spent her teaching career as a reading specialist in elementary schools, high schools, community colleges and at Northeastern Illinois University, as well as a reading and writing consultant to home-school parents and students. Most notably she has worked as a reading consultant to the Chicago Public Schools and as Reading Coordinator/Consultant to the Partners In Education tutoring program at Chicago’s Fourth Presbyterian Church. Deborah J Reis earned her Master’s Degree in Education, Reading Specialist, from Eastern Washington University. Her blog, http://raisingareadernaturally.blogspot.com welcomes your questions, comments and suggestions. Deborah is now retired and lives and writes on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State.

Smashwords Interview

What are your five favorite books, and why?
I love the classics, from Jane Austen to Hemmingway to Eudora Welty (my very favorite). Each these authors brings their characters and eras to life, helping me to gain greater insight into life and as well as a deeper understanding and respect for others.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I use a Nook (I'm on my second one. I already wore the first one out)
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Where to find Deborah J Reis online


Books

Raising a Reader, Naturally
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 33,240. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Parenting » Childhood development, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Teaching methods & materials / reading & phonics
Now that you are faced with raising your own reader, where do you begin? This book guides you through the process, right from birth, in a natural, pleasant and reassuring way. It guides you through the "how" and "why." It also explains how a child or, anyone, else mentally processes information as they learn to read. A must for parents, caregivers, teachers and tutors wondering "where to begin?
If Witches Have Itches
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 180. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Holidays & Celebrations / Halloween
Do you ever wonder what a ghost has inside'r? Read If Witches Have Itches, a Halloween poem, to discover the possibilities -- and the hazards of getting too close to a ghost. Take no chances on Halloween night.
When Christmas Really Begins
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 3,850. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Holidays & Celebrations / Christmas & Advent, Fiction » Children’s books » Poetry
The best Christmas gifts often arrive after the presents are opened. In the national forest, Grandma Kratchit plans a Christmas party, inviting her neighbors, the forest animals. "Everyone must come. Everyone must bring a present." The animals bring homemade gifts, meeting with her disapproval. Frances, a small spider, intercedes and Grandma Kratchit discovers the real meaning of Christmas.
The Modern Carbs & Calorie Counter
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 380. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Food-content guides, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Dieting
This Modern Carbs & Calorie Counter is an extensive and well-categorized listing of carbohydrates, calories, fats and fiber found in a variety of foods, including wild game and unusual fruits and vegetables that are just beginning to appear on the market. Based upon the USDA National Nutrient Database, this counter is easy to use, easy to read and handy to carry around.
How Santa Lost His Jollies
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 9,510. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire
Brimming with laugh-out-loud Santa stories, How Santa Lost His Jollies is a humorous take on Santa “events” from around the globe, from Santa gropers, to flying Santas (Elvis impersonators), and the usual kids (naughty) with their Santa-defying tricks. Fully illustrated and drawn from genuine news stories, this book reveals the trial and tribulations of today's Santa -- or his underpaid elves.

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