Category: non-fiction

“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 »

Shiho Pate ROCKS! Happy (almost)Book Birthday ANIMATED SCIENCE: ROCKS & MINERALS–> a 2nd grade blog takeover + book reviews.

Hear ye, Hear ye! The 2nd graders from Ms. Zapp’s class are taking over Erin Dealey’s blog. WHAT? We got to read an advanced copy of Shiho Pate’s new book, ANIMATED SCIENCE: ROCKS & MINERALS, and in honor of her (almost) Book Birthday on Oct. 18th, we are here to tell you about it. Shiho…

Filed under: Blog Takeover!, Book Birthday, Classroom Blog Takeover, Kid lit illustrators, non-fiction, Writing and Publishing Q & A.

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Happy #BookBirthday DRESSING UP THE STARS: The Story of Movie Costume Designer Edith Head + 10 Qs with author Jeanne Walker Harvey

Happy Book Birthday to Jeanne Walker Harvey’s new #nonfiction PB, DRESSING UP THE STARS The Story of Movie Costume Designer Edith Head Illus. Diana Toledano / Beach Lane I am always in awe of Jeanne’s picture book bios and this one is no exception! “Together, the art and storytelling capture Head’s belief in the transformative… Read more »

Happy Book Birthday to WASHED ASHORE: Making #Art from Ocean Plastic + 5 Qs with author / photographer Kelly Crull

We are Marching forward on the blog with a Book Birthday celebration that “the kids in Room 5” and I have been excited about for months. WASHED ASHORE: Making Art from Ocean Plastic by author/photographer Kelly Crull (Millbrook / Lerner) hits the shelves TODAY! “An excellent work on an unusual topic and a must for… Read more »

Happy Book Birthday to HER NAME WAS MARY KATHARINE: The Only Woman Whose Name is on the Declaration of Independence = 8 Qs with Ella Schwartz + Dow Phumiruk

Her Name Was Mary Katharine: The Only Woman Whose Name Is on the Declaration of Independence, the important, historical picture book by Ella Schwartz & Dow Phumiruk, releases TODAY with Christy Ottaviano Books and we get to talk to the fabulous author/illustrator team who created it!  Are you ready? Welcome to the blog, Ella & Dow!… Read more »