Pragmatic Mom’s Bookshelf: Newton, MA, USA















Bookshelf #24:
Mia Wenjen (Pragmatic Mom)
Boston, MA, USA

Mom of three, Mia Wenjen is better known in the kidlit blogging world as Pragmatic Mom.  She blogs on “picture books through YA with a special focus on Newbery/Caldecott/Printz quality books, Asian & people of color characters/authors, special needs, graphic novels and math/science.”

“I started reading children’s lit again…when I realized I was giving my oldest Newbery Award Winning books that were her reading level, but were inappropriate because of content. As my middle child started reading independently, she was so picky that I had to wrack my brain to get her books she likes. And my youngest, who is just starting to read, has gone on a reading strike lately. So, there you have it.  It’s always a challenge to find “just-right” books and that has become my life.”

Submitted by:  PragmaticMom, Education Matters. You can also follow her on Twitter (PragmaticMom) and Facebook (PragmaticMom)

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3 Responses to “Pragmatic Mom’s Bookshelf: Newton, MA, USA”

  1. choxbox Says:

    I love Pragmatic Mom’s blog, and its great to see her bookshelves – as expected they are awesome!

  2. Marjorie Says:

    Ditto, Choxbox! What a wonderful feast of books – and all those picture books intriguingly on their side – but lovely to see Demi to the fore! Mia, there’s a Lola comment in the making there – “I will never, not ever read another book – you’ll just have to read it to me!” :-)

  3. PragmaticMom Says:

    Thanks so much! I used a close up shot of just one box for my icons (Twitter, Facebook and Blog Header). Since this picture, my 9-year-old and I spent 3 days sorting and labeling the books into categories: Caldecott, Newbery, Science, Math, Signed etc based on what I blog about. It looks exactly the same, but it’s now organized and makes me really happy! Plus, now I can find the books more easily.