Category: Book Pairings

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 »

4 COOL #NewYears books + 1 bonus idea= 5 EASY activities & New Year fun for #teachers, #homeschool, #librarians & young readers everywhere.

Happy almost New Year to all. Looking for NEW picture books for January, New Years, and yes, dear #Teachers, AFTER Winter Break? You probably already know about these favorites– SQUIRREL’S NEW YEARS RESOLUTION (Pat Miller/ Kathi Ember / Albert Whitman ) HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYWHERE (Arlene Erlbach / Millbrook) SHANTE’ KEYES AND THE NEW YEARS… Read more »

It’s the most WONDERFUL time of the year: a VERY SPECIAL ICYMthem Book List & recap of #kidlit books we celebrated in 2021!

2021 was another year of ZOOMS (thank you, #Teachers & #Librarians) –and another year of NO in-store events, or story times & book signings, NO school visits or in-person conferences… Hooray for events that have started popping up, at long last! This post brings together all the books we celebrated 2021 with Book Birthday Interviews…. Read more »

5 Wonderful Books for Fire Season

Sadly, Fire Season is a thing these days, and not just in California, where forest fires have names, just like hurricanes. You might live in an area turned upside down (possibly literally) by hurricane Henri or Ida, and my heart goes out to everyone affected. Where I live, we have #Caldor, #Dixie, and #Tamarack fires… Read more »

Felíz New Year, Ava Gabriela! + 4 Qs with debut #kidlit author Alexandra Alessandri + a New Year’s #Giveaway

I’m so excited to share Alexandra Alessandri’s debut picture book, Felíz New Year, Ava Gabriela! (Illus. Addy Rivera Sonda / Albert Whitman) –the PERFECT must-read for our last blog of the year.  Check out the reviews! “This gentle family story lets readers know that shyness is nothing to worry about.”―Kirkus STARRED review “The book’s vibrant… Read more »