There's a book out there for any child, any topic, any age range. This can make selecting a book daunting, but there are lots of review blogs online that can help narrow down a choice. If you want to know what's going on in the "Kidlitosphere" you have to find some good online resources or … Continue reading 6 Things You Need to Know About Children’s Literature
The Pirate of Kindergarten handles the topic of physical differences well. Real questions and feelings are handled well. Say Hello! Cute book that covers several cultures, religions, and ethnicities all in one little story. Teaches students how to say hello in several languages. Rosie Revere is about a girl who is interested in the … Continue reading Top 10 Books for Diversity and Inclusion
Her Right Foot. A different perspective to the story of the Statue of Liberty. This book was had me saying things like "wow!" and "oh neat!" I also felt compelled to share this with my 11 year old son, and he liked it. 2. Martina the Beautiful Cockroach. How to choose the right … Continue reading Top Ten Reads of the Semester
These books all have classroom application in creative or explicit ways. ! teaches kids about the function of an exclamation point in a humorous way. The Apple Tree moves you through the life cycle of an apple. Earth Science applications. Zin Zin is a great way to introduce various instruments along with fun sounds … Continue reading Top Ten Books to be Used in the Classroom
My final Children's Classic Challenge book finally arrived last week, and I'm so excited because it is a graphic novel! I have been wanting to get a graphic novel in my reading list before the semester ended and the one I chose to read was definitely worth the wait. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz … Continue reading It’s Monday! What are you reading?
I had the pleasure of working in a 4th grade classroom with a teacher who is doing a Mock Newberry Award event for her kids. I worked in her classroom for about 6 weeks and noticed that the book she kept at the front of her classroom changed titles frequently. "Are you reading through these … Continue reading Mock Caldecott and Mock Newbery
The Phantom Tollbooth (Classics Challenge) by Norton Juster and Illustrated by Jules Feiffer 🐱🐱🐱🐱🕳 There's a lot going on in this book, but it's pretty terrific. We meet a boy named Milo "who didn't know what do to with himself..." He was discontent and idle. That is until he finds a box with a tollbooth … Continue reading It’s Monday! What are you reading?