Category: Readers

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 »

Classroom Blog Takeover: What are you reading? 3rd Grade

It’s Classroom Blog Takeover Day and this post comes all the way from Cambodia! I first met the 3rd Graders at the International School of Phnom Penh when I skyped with them for #WRAD. (Fun fact: I skyped with ISPP from California at 7pm Feb. 4th, and it was already 10am Feb. 5th –World Read… Read more »

Raising Readers –Tips from an editor, an author, and an illustrator

If you follow Carol Hinz (@CarolCHinz Editorial Director of Millbrook Press and Carolrhoda Books at Lerner Publishing Group) you know she has tweeted many wonderful stories about her boys READING. ¬†Author Katey Howes (RISSY NO KISSIES /¬†Lerner 2021; WOVEN OF THE WORLD / Chronicle 2021; MAGNOLIA MUDD /Sterling; and BE A MAKER /Carolrhoda —details here.)… Read more »

Stepping through the #FantasticFrame with author Lin Oliver

Author Lin Oliver can make anything fun. Seriously–from SCBWI conference announcements to the crooked finger on her right hand (see #7 below), Lin’s repartee will have you chuckling. So I jumped at the chance to ask Lin about her action-packed new chapter book series, THE FANTASTIC FRAME. Think MAGIC TREE HOUSE meets your favorite works… Read more »