Tag: books

It’s (almost) Gurple and Preen’s #BookBirthday!

I am honored and excited to chat with author Linda Sue Park (L.) and illustrator Debbie Ridpath Ohi (R.) about their wonderful picture book, GURPLE AND PREEN–a Broken Crayon Cosmic Adventure (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers) which releases NEXT WEEK. Let the cosmic adventures begin!  Q1 What was the inspiration for GURPLE AND… 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 »

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 »