6 Things You Need to Know About Children’s Literature

 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

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Top 10 Books for Diversity and Inclusion

  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

Top Ten Books to be Used in the Classroom

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

It’s Monday! What are you reading?

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?