Dewey’s Book Club and Community Reading

Here at DIBS for Kids we love finding new and exciting ways to deliver books to students. One of the things we support teachers to do is create classroom culture around reading with the hope that the love of reading will transfer to the home. Enter: Dewey's Book Club. What is Dewey's Book Club? 30... Continue Reading →

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The Power of Choice and Home-Run Books

Allowing children to make their own decisions fosters a passion that just isn't attainable through mandated reading. At DIBS for Kids, we value the power of choice and we strive to provide "home-run books" for all our students. Home-run books are the books that kids want to read over and over again. This idea of high-interest books stems from one DIBS student.

The Secret to Better Writing

The first time I met Dr. Phoebe Stubblefield, she began our conversation with, "I see so many awful writers in college." Not the most eloquent way to begin a conversation, but I figured there was a point to her claim. I just watched her. Hoping she would continue with her thought. She did. "Do you know why?"

The Strong-Willed Mom: A Tribute to Teachers

Many DIBS supporters might not know how much this program was originally inspired by teachers. Really just one teacher, actually. This post is a small tribute to that very teacher who retires later this month after a twenty-year career as a kindergarten teacher in one of Omaha’s highest-poverty schools. That teacher is probably best known... Continue Reading →

A Reflection of Me: El Día de los Niños

April 30th may seem an ordinary day, one that comes five days after what is described as “the perfect date” by contestant Cheryl Frasier in Miss Congeniality, but it’s the culmination of a promise that lasts all year. Commonly known as Día, El Día de los niños/el día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day) is... Continue Reading →

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