Tag: kindergarten

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 »

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 »