Category: Book Pairings

“Did you plan that?” a World Read Aloud Day thank you, with book pairings, and a discovery!

Thank you to all the teachers and librarians who connected with me during #WRAD Feb 1-3. I had so much fun! And about that discovery… My WRAD adventures started on Monday night, Feb. 1st, with a read-aloud of DEAR EARTH…From Your Friends in Room 5 to the eco-friendly International School of Phnom Penh, Cambodia!  I LOVED… Read more »

It’s a 2023 BOARD BOOK Party –with a bevy of Jewish Board Books + 7 Qs & tips from 5 #kidlit authors.

Welcome to our party x 5 = 7 Qs + tips and resolutions from 5 wonderful #kidlit authors who’ve joined us to tell us about their upcoming Jewish board books. I’m super excited to chat with these amazing authors: Vivian Kirkfield (It’s PIPPA’S PASSOVER PLATE Board Book birthday today! / Holiday House) Illustrated by Jill… Read more »

Making New Year’s Resolutions with PB author Gabi Snyder  & COUNT ON US! CLIMATE ACTIVISTS FROM ONE TO A BILLION

We’re excited to talk to picture book author Gabi Snyder today about COUNT ON US! CLIMATE ACTIVISTS FROM ONE TO A BILLION and –just like the kids in Room 5 (in my pb, DEAR EARTH…)– We’re making some Earth-friendly #newyearsresolutions. “A call to eco-action based on the power of numbers . . . Young readers… Read more »

It’s the most WONDERFUL time of the year: a VERY SPECIAL ICYMThem Book List & recap of #kidlit #BookBirthdays we celebrated in 2022!

This post brings together all the books we celebrated 2022 with Book Birthday Interviews. ICYMthem, check out these fascinating behind-the-scenes stories and writing/Illustrating tips shared by the #kidlit creators who joined us this year. (Great for Author Studies, Teacher friends.) *Please note that many of the wonderful titles herein fit into multiple categories. Feel free… Read more »

6 Goldie Locks Stories to Share & Compare!

Dear #Teachers & #Librarians –this Friday Bonus Blog is for you! Whether you celebrate Read a Fairy Tale Day, hold an annual “Fairy Tale Bowl” competition, or your class writes Fractured Fairy Tales, these six picture books are tons of fun to pair, share and compare! GOLDY LUCK AND THE THREE PANDAS by Natasha Yim,… Read more »