summer reading http://iowapublicradio.org en From the Rocket to the Clownface: Mini Golf in June Melby's "Family and Other Hazards" http://iowapublicradio.org/post/rocket-clownface-mini-golf-june-melbys-family-and-other-hazards <p>What did your childhood summer consist of? Swimming pools, games of frisbee, putt-putt golf? For June Melby, a Decorah&nbsp;resident, it was the latter--and only the latter.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 14:41:20 +0000 Charity Nebbe 43826 at http://iowapublicradio.org From the Rocket to the Clownface: Mini Golf in June Melby's "Family and Other Hazards" Leaving the "Summer Slide" at the Playground http://iowapublicradio.org/post/leaving-summer-slide-playground <p>According to the National Summer Learning Association, most elementary students lose about two months worth of math and reading skills over the summer break, a problem that is well documented yet plagues parents and educators alike. Brandi Miller is a teacher at Garden Elementary, a school that’s a part of the Des Moines Public School system on the East Side of Des Moines. As a literacy coach, she says she sees first-hand the skills students lose over the summer when they return to school each fall. “We do assessment tests, and we almost always see loss. Thu, 05 Jun 2014 13:59:40 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Lindsey Moon 41754 at http://iowapublicradio.org Leaving the "Summer Slide" at the Playground 2014 Summer Book List http://iowapublicradio.org/post/2014-summer-book-list <p>Summer brings with it many pleasures, and if you’re lucky one of those is the time to dig into a great book. &nbsp;During this hour on Talk of Iowa, Jan Weismiller and Paul Ingram of <a href="http://www.prairielights.com/" target="_blank">Prairie Lights Book Store</a> in Iowa City and <a href="http://thenextchapterbooks.wordpress.com/about/" target="_blank">Annie Leonard of The Next Chapter in Knoxville</a> join host Charity Nebbe.&nbsp;</p><p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">FICTION:</strong></p> Thu, 29 May 2014 02:34:02 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Lindsey Moon 41383 at http://iowapublicradio.org 2014 Summer Book List Summer Reading http://iowapublicradio.org/post/summer-reading <p>Summer brings with it many pleasures, and one of those pleasures is the time to dig into a great book.&nbsp; Host Charity Nebbe previews books for summer reading lists with Paul Ingram and Jan Weismiller of <a href="http://www.prairielights.com/">Prairie Lights Books</a> in Iowa City and Annie Leonard of <a href="http://thenextchapterbooks.wordpress.com/">The Next Chapter </a>bookstore in Knoxville.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 23 May 2013 21:01:53 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Dennis Reese 21238 at http://iowapublicradio.org Summer Reading