Tag: books

8 Qs for author Carol Kim to celebrate a (belated) Happy Book Bday + Hangeul day = KING SEJONG INVENTS AN ALPHABET

WE have a DOUBLE celebration on the blog today: Happy Book Birthday to Carol Kim’s debut nonfiction picture book, KING SEJONG INVENTS AN ALPHABET “An artful telling of the birth of an alphabet.”―Kirkus Reviews AND–how cool is it that Oct. 9th was Hangeul Day, the celebration of the Korean Alphabet! Around here, we celebrate with… Read more »

5 Wonderful Books for Fire Season

Sadly, Fire Season is a thing these days, and not just in California, where forest fires have names, just like hurricanes. You might live in an area turned upside down (possibly literally) by hurricane Henri or Ida, and my heart goes out to everyone affected. Where I live, we have #Caldor, #Dixie, and #Tamarack fires… Read more »

We’re Ba-ack! 4th Grade Blog Takeover–part 2 = Writing is not like Math.

Hi Again–Room 313 is back from Bainbridge Island, WA, with a few thoughts about writing, and a few poems that we wrote with Erin Dealey! That’s our teacher, Ms. Strayer (above), with two of Erin Dealey’s books. We read a bunch of them. See our last blog takeover (click here) for the reviews. This blog… Read more »

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year—to give books! A very special 2020 ICYMthem Book List of MG / YA novels published in this crazy #pandemic.

Thanks to everyone who shared and shopped selections from our 2020 Recommended Picture Books List. For those wondering what books to give the older kids on your list… Check out these must-read 2020 books for Middle Grade / Young Adult  Yes, there are many other titles out there. (Feel free to add them in the… Read more »

It’s the most wonderful time of the year–to give BOOKS! A very special 2020 ICYMthem Book List + recap of Picture Books published in this crazy #pandemic.

It’s here! A Recommended List of picture books published during this very crazy year…2020 You know…that year when there were no in-store events, or story times & book signings, no school visits or in-person conferences… *Please note that many of the wonderful titles herein fit into multiple categories. Feel free to mix and match, and… Read more »