My name is Kourtney (AKA Peachy) and I have loved reading for as long as I can remember. Some of my earliest memories involve going to the library with my mom and getting SO excited to check out books. Sometimes we would squish together in our armchair and read together. My mom, a retired school teacher, would often ask me to give her book reports on what I was reading (imagine the segment of Reading Rainbow where the children would review a book and then tell you to find it at your local library).
It was from that love of reading that the idea for Peachy Reads was born. You see, reading was actively encouraged in my household. It was within the pages of a book that I was transported to the African kingdom where Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters lived. I learned new vocabulary words on the farm of Charlotte’s Web. Each book was a new adventure and I decided it was time to help today’s youth have those same experiences.
So I hope you’ll check back to Peachy Reads for book recommendations, tips on how to enhance your child’s literacy, and much more!