Books for children

You Can Do A Graphic Novel! Or Maybe Your Kid Can!

You Can Do A Graphic Novel! Or Maybe Your Kid Can!

Do you have a child who loves to draw? Jojo has been so inspired by Diary of a Wimpy Kid and his other favorite, Calvin and Hobbes, that he is always drawing and journaling. Graphic Novels are so popular (finally), maybe your child (or even you!) might want to create one. If you are a […]

Beautiful Blue Eyes

Beautiful Blue Eyes

I remember looking into my newborn babies’ eyes during moments of quiet alertness. It always made me smile and my imagination would come up with theories about what thoughts might be in their little newborn brains. I remember waiting and wondering if their eyes would change color from that deep newborn blue-black. Both of my […]

Poetry for Young Learners

Poetry for Young Learners

April is National Poetry Month, and Candlewick Press has some new titles perfect for exposing children aged 8 and under to poetic language. A Primer About the Flag, illustrated by Caldecott Medalist Chris Raschka and written by Marvin Bell is a short poem that will be sure to get children thinking and asking questions. A […]

My Name is Not Alexander

My Name is Not Alexander

Last week I shared a new story with my 3-year-old preschool class, and later with a 4-year-old class. The 3K kids enjoyed the book, and at the end one child said, "That is a GOOD book." Such commentary hasn’t happened before. The 4K kids were able to laugh at the protagonist’s inconsistent behavior. And they […]

This Child, Every Child

This Child, Every Child

There is an eye-opening book by David J. Smith and illustrator Shelagh Armstrong for children aged 9 to 12 called If the World Were a Village. It was highlighted in a workshop for inquiry-based teaching that I attended called “Making the PYP Happen” (the elementary track of the IB program). In February, Daid J. Smith […]

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