It’s Back-To-School time and this post is for the almost-Kinders (and their parents, teachers, & caregivers) in your lives. Let’s Get Ready! When K IS FOR KINDERGARTEN came out (see Book Trailer here), a dear friend, Kathleen Guerrero, the Executive Director of our local First Five El Dorado, saw all of the activities in our… Read more »
Happy Book Birthday to ISABEL AND HER COLORES GO TO SCHOOL + 5 Qs for Alexandra Alessandri + a #Giveaway
Feliz Cumpleaños! We’re celebrating the bilingual Book Birthday for ISABEL AND HER COLORES GO TO SCHOOL by Alexandra Alessandri, Illus. Courtney Dawson, Sleeping Bear Press– and there’s a #GIVEAWAY –details below. “A first-day-of-school story steeped in vibrant imagery…This story affirms the experiences of English language learners while encouraging empathy for others. Readers will root for… Read more »
7 Picture Books to Read Before Kindergarten Starts!
Yes, it’s STILL summer, but this is a list of before-school-starts picture books. Like you, we LOVE the wonderful “tried and true” back-to-school books like THE KISSING HAND and THE NAME JAR, and newish ones like ALL ARE WELCOME and SCHOOL’S FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL, but have you checked these out? 1. In this BRAND… Read more »
Happy #BookBirthday PETER EASTER FROG by Erin Dealey & G. Brian Karas + #Giveaway and WAITING…
Here comes PETER EASTER FROG, Hopping down his favorite log… We know what you’re thinking: “What about the bunny?” Good question! First graders help predict the answer in today’s blog post, celebrating the release of PETER EASTER FROG by Erin Dealey / Illus. G. Brian Karas (Caitlyn Dlouhy Books / Atheneum/ Simon & Schuster). A… Read more »
Getting started: Picture Book writing for Student Authors.
Dear Wonderful Teachers: Yes–YOU. On Monday, I talked to a class of Student Authors who are writing their own picture books, and weren’t sure how to get started. It reminded me of the Picture Book Unit that was always a hit with my students. Have you ever tried this? Pair up Kinders or first graders with your Student… Read more »