Category: Teachers: Fun Ideas for Your Classroom

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! ‚ÄúTogether, the art and storytelling capture Head’s belief in the transformative… Read more »

5 Qs with author Lynne Marie + Fractured Fairy Tales + STEM = THE THREE LITTLE PIGS AND THE ROCKET PROJECT

You know how I love fractured fairy tales, right? I may have actually written a few myself…including GOLDIE LOCKS HAS CHICKEN POX <–(pair it with these Goldie titles.) and LITTLE BO PEEP CAN’T GET TO SLEEP <–(read aloud fun)! So it was cool to stumble onto this #STEM version of the Three Little Pigs, THE… Read more »

Happy Book Birthday to POO-DUNIT? A Forest Floor Mystery + 4 Qs for author Katelyn Aronson = a SCATalogical celebration!

I’m thrilled to welcome author Katelyn Aronson back to the blog to celebrate the launch of her latest picture book: POO-DUNIT? A Forest Floor Mystery, Illus. Stephanie Lebaris (Candlewick). Katelyn and I met via the DREAM TEAM, a group of go-getter #kidlit authors & illustrators whose goal is to help spread the word about our… Read more »

Happy Book Birthday to THE SCHOOL OF FAILURE: A STORY ABOUT SUCCESS + 10 Qs with Rosie J. Pova = win-win!

Hooray! It’s the Book Birthday of Rosie J. Pova’s new picture book,  THE SCHOOL OF FAILURE: A STORY ABOUT SUCCESS, illus. Monika Filipina, Yeehoo Press! “A sweet and sassy fractured fairy-tale about beloved characters who don’t make the final cut to be in a famous story but still find their starring roles.” –YeeHoo Press “”Failing… Read more »

Happy Poem in your Pocket Day = Mather Heights Elementary 2nd grade Blog Takeover!

Did you know that today is Poem in your Pocket Day? We wrote poems about Earth when we zoomed with author Erin Dealey on Earth Day, and we are taking over her blog to share them with you. Our poems are on display at our school: We learned to write a “First Line/ Last Line”… Read more »