Tag: books

True or false: TWO TRUTHS AND A LIE is full of Writing Prompts

A book review AND teaching idea for busy teachers… As a former very-busy teacher, like YOU, I know every minute counts in your school day. So here’s how to mine this cool #kidlit book for awesome WRITING PROMPTS or quick writes, for any grades 1-12 (I’m serious here.): TWO TRUTHS AND A LIE –It’s Alive!  … Read more »

3 NEW Picture Book Pairings

These picture book pairings are for busy PreK-2 Teachers and Librarians: I’m sure you’ll agree that pairing picture books on a similar topic is a fabulous way to introduce new genres to students. With the school year winding down, and your summer book lists growing, here are three pairings of new and upcoming picture books… Read more »

Kindergarten #tbt Show and Tell –part 17

Our final #tbt Show & Tell is from Nancy Castaldo. This adorable kindergartner grew up to be an educator, SCBWI Regional Advisor, and #kidlit author of nonfiction books for children, including TWO 2017 releases: SNIFFER DOGS: How Dogs (and Their Noses) Save the World (HMH Books for Young Readers) “An exemplary presentation of information in… Read more »

Kindergarten #tbt Show and Tell –part 16

Today’s #tbt Kindergarten Show and Tell is from  Jill Santopolo.  This sweet kindergartner grew up to be an author of both #kidlit and adult books, the Editorial Director of Philomel Books (Penguin Young Readers) with TWO #1 bestsellers in 2017 (!), and an adjunct Creative Writing professor. Did I mention Jill Santopolo has TWO new books… Read more »

Kindergarten #tbt Show and Tell –part 9

It’s kindergarten #tbt Show and Tell again, featuring Lori Mortensen, #kidlit author of over 70 books, including: CHICKEN LILY (Henry Holt/ illus. Nina Victor Crittenden) “Nice addition to story times . . . and good for anyone who’s a little chicken.”–Kirkus  COWPOKE CLYDE RIDES THE RANGE (Clarion/ illus. Michael Allen Austin) “Mortensen’s melodic and twangy couplets beg to be… Read more »