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On the footsteps of City Hall

This is a story about a former teacher, bookseller, newspaper publisher and friend of mine who has carried and displayed a sign on the steps of NYC’s City Hall for the past year and a half.  The sign finally wore out and he printed this new one for 2013. Bill Gunlocke is educating his community […]

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Reading teachers display their Danny Socks

Last week at the Reading Recovery Council of Michigan Institute we met plenty of teachers proudly wearing their Danny socks. This display earned them a free book of choice.   If you don’t have any Danny socks, please include a pair in your next order; or one each in black and in white. Then drop […]

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Reading Camps Rock

As you consider holiday purchases and donations, MaryRuth Books suggests an international literacy project The Reading Camps which operate day and overnite camps from Cleveland to Cameroon.  Last summer we supported 19 campers to the Ohio camp for a week of recreational and craft activities along with plenty of books and reading time.  We encourage […]

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Literacy For All

Guided reading, Common Core State Standards, storytelling, assessment tools and writing workshops have been some of the topics discussed here at the Literacy for All conference in Providence, RI.    April, a New Jersey teacher and Danny series fan stopped by the MaryRuth Books booth to see our new “Oh, Danny Boy” set #10 of […]

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Reading Conference Season Has Begun!

I enjoyed connecting with old friends at last week’s Kentucky Reading Association. And hope to see many of you (wearing Danny socks!) at the Keystone State Reading Association Oct 28-30 in Seven Springs Mountain Resort, PA. Stop by early at our Booth #317 to receive a FREE classroom favorite, the ABC Danny poster!  

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Baby Shower Gift

I want to share a baby shower gift idea from one of Danny’s fans. Thank you, some people are very clever!

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Picture Day

I am often asked how I get my book ideas. I thought I would share what inspired me to write Danny’s Picture Day. School Picture 2012 – Need I say more?

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New Books

The new books arrived today! “Oh, Danny Boy” Set 10 and two new nonfiction titles, Cows and Horse Colors. You can take a peek inside the books by going to Danny Books and Favorite Farm Animals, Nonfiction. Enjoy!

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Back to School

Hard to believe a new school year has started. Where did the summer go?!? New Danny titles will arrive next week. We should get the books up soon for you to order. The new Danny titles in Set 10, Oh, Danny Boy, are: Danny’s Toy Basket,Danny is a Big Dog, Tummy Trouble for Danny, Danny’s Shadow, […]

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Summer Fun

We love summer here at MaryRuth Books! Some of our favorite activities are playing and exploring outside, taking long naps in the sun, and drinking LOTS of water. Sometimes we even eat popsicles as a special summer treat! What are your favorite summer activities?

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