A novelty picture book with a tilt the insert option- to show the little girl as happy or sad.
Little bunnies switch between opposites, a bowl full of chocolates which becomes empty as they share it with their friends and then the question: "Is bunny happy or sad?" The story proceeds through different schemes, showing we can chose our mood in every situation.
It's a good book to spur some deep conversations with your 3 to 6 yr olds #kidlit #readreadread #somuchtoread
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The Good Garden: How one family went from hunger to having enough.
Written by Katie Smith Milway and illustrated by Sylvie Daigneault, this book is a story about food insecurity.
Eleven-year-old María Luz and her family live on a small farm. This year their crop is poor, and they may not have enough to eat or to sell for other essentials such as health care, school uniforms and books.
When one kind person shares new agricultural methods with Maria, everyone in the village can learn how to improve their yields and break the cycle of poverty.
Themes: food insecurity, education, social justice, agricultural techniques
Newbery of Newberys: A Reminder
If you’ve seen or “liked” or hearted an image recently of kid’s books or watched one of my instastories – yeah, I’m no good at them – and wondered, “What the heck is going on?” or “Why in the world are there contenders?”
For the last couple years, my task has been remarkably simple: read through all of the Newbery Award winning books. There’s only 99 of them! The twist, and there must always be a twist, was to then put them into a March Madness style bracket and pit each book against another to determine, ultimately, the winner of it all. The best of all 98 Newbery Award Winning books.
Each bracket was 16 books and there were 6 full brackets, that puts us at…. Short math break… 96 books. Unsurprisingly, six books emerged as their own bracket winner and have moved on to the final round.
The three books from the last three years were then plopped into a short argument of their own, Monty Python style (“I’m here to have an argument!” “No! You’re here to have an argument!”), and a much less rigorously battled winner emerged. Now we have 7 (more quick math!).
“Oh,” you say, “but you can’t have a proper bracket with 7.” You’re so correct. Smarty-pants. Thus I took a page from the @sljournal and their #battleofthebooks and created the undead masterpiece award (officially named… now.) and brought back into the fold a book of my choice that needed to have a second go at life. A book so entertaining and wonderful, the fact that it lost in brackets past was a travesty. Thus our 8th book.
Now we have a bracket. Now we have 8 books. 8 of the best. You might even call them elite. The Elite Eight. Yes, that’s what I’ll call them! Original… catchy… interesting. So now, with this reminder, if your interest is piqued, scroll back a couple entries and you’ll see a collection of 8 books. Eight “elite” titles who will be competing for the Newbery of Newberys Award. Good luck to them all.
Actual photo of me looking away from the book I should be working on to the book idea I had thirty seconds ago.
If you're in my area and need photos you should definitely hit up @emma.lynn.logan! Such a blast and so easy going to be around! Bonus: she didn't get weirded out by my book crazy self. Definitely a win.
This is such a fun and innovative book. If you are looking for a book with a witty child who has fun, this is it. It is colorful, with super cute illustrations, witty, enjoyable and interactive. There are letters to open and read which adds to the enjoyment.
What is the story about:
Here, a beast catches a boy, that is “dinner” and since dinner looks very delicious, he decides to invite all his friends. Everyone has a specific demand, for instance, dinner is to be fat and juicy, salty, chilled and so on. Beast tries to adhere to the wishes of his guest when the boy, “dinner” has creative ideas. He suggests baking and eating chocolate to be juicy, playing in the snow to be chilled and going for a swim in the sea to be salty and so on. The beast has not done these things and ends up having fun. He doesn’t want to eat the boy, “dinner” in the end but serves up a wonderful spread of goodies thanks to the boy’s innovative recipes.
I certainly recommend this witty and charming book and it will keep the little one entertained. Ages of 3 plus will be great.
Depending on the kids, the ones who are 2 plus will get parts of the story and it can be introduced earlier. :)
💦🍂One little blue truck with one BIG lesson for kids about friendliness.
✍️Written by mother and former teacher, this best-seller encourages kids to join in during storytime. It’s fun and engaging!🐮🐷🐴
📚Early Literacy Tip:
While reading aloud, take the time to fully discuss each page in the book. Ask a mixture of open ended questions as well as simple yes/no questions. Allow kids to ask you questions as well. This not only improves their vocabulary development but also forces children to start thinking critically and problem solving.
✅ Discussion Points:
▪️Contrast the friendliness of the Blue with Dump. Then, talk about the outcomes of both trucks.
▪️Notice the scenes taking place in Autumn. Describe what happens during this season.
▪️Mud! It’s all over this book! Discuss what mud is and how it’s formed.
Allow kids to mimic the animal noises in the book. This way they’ll learn to match animals with their corresponding sounds. After a few repetitions, kids should be able to pick it up and do it on their own as you read.
✅ Extended Activity:
Have kids create their own mud outside by mixing up the dirt and water with their hands. Give them time to play in it with their own animals and trucks if they have them!
I think you all know that we've been reading Harry Potter. One of my favorite things about having a kid is reading together and Jack is as big a book nerd as Jason and me. Jason and I have been taking turns reading chapters to Jack and I was admittedly a little stoked to be the reader of the final chapter. But a few pages from the end, Jack had to take over finally because I kept crying so much. #parenting#marriage#reading#kidlit#harrypotter#harrypotterandthesorcerersstone#books#familystorytime ❤️
Have you read this one before? Jack and the Flum Flum Tree is one of my all time favourites by Julia Donaldson. Jack’s granny has come down with a bad case of the moozles. So, he goes on a journey to the Isle of Blowyernose in search of the cure. Accompanied by his crew, Rose and Stu, the trio find themselves in very amusing circumstances. ✨This is one of my favourite books to read aloud. The text is full of rhyming words and this is made even more fun when you read with it some rhythm and drama. My kids still love it even though we’ve read it countless times. Be sure to check it out if you haven’t read it yet! 😁
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👉Swipe 🎉 Here’s the full image of Jesus, including cloak with tiny tassels. 😊 I couldn’t decide on what he would wear, but eventually I settled on a tunic with a cloak. .
I also included a Spanish version of the “Come to Me” image, which I wish I would have posted with the English companion piece... aah well. 😅
I have found that in my regular visits to the Blessed Sacrament, no matter what is going on in my life at the moment, just quieting down my mind and spending time with Jesus, gives me a peace like no other. There’s such a joy in that stillness because although it seems like you’re doing absolutely nothing, love itself is transforming your heart. ❤️ I literally feel different after a visit to the Blessed Sacrament. I have a long way to go in this earthly journey but spending time with Him regularly helps me to hear His voice more clearly in my life.
I hope you can visit Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament too! 😁😊🙌❤️
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“I shifted my position, trying to stretch my stiff legs out a little bit while slowly and silently turning onto my back. I lifted both feet off the ground as I moved so my boots wouldn’t drag on the floor and make a sound. No one could know we were inside. That’s when I noticed the writing in green ink on the bottom of the desk. Jarrod H. is a weiner 1981. A wiener, really? Who would write that? Obviously someone less than stellar in the spelling department. And how would a student have had the opportunity to get under the desk to diss Jarrod in such a permanent way? Someone clearly felt strongly enough about him to take the time to vandalize school property in his honor. A jilted girlfriend? No, girls don’t often use the term wiener. We’re too mature. Wiener is a guy’s word. And most girls wouldn’t chance getting caught crawling under a desk to ink their feelings anyway. Too risky. Bathroom stalls all the way. In my experience, we tend to spread gossip and rumors when jilted, or cry into our pillows. Or maybe back in 1981 girls would’ve written nasty notes in the margins[…]” First page of a novel by Cate Carlyle #Not Ready To Die @liberrycate Follow to our website (link in bio) for more!
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I’m not typically one who picks up a graphic novel to read for personal enjoyment. But when a graphic novel makes history by winning the Newbery award, I figured this one might be worth the effort.
New Kid by Jerry Craft was worth breaking out of my comfort zone. This book included creative artistry to tell the story of a 7th grader who really wants to attend an art academy, but instead is sent to a wealthy school with mostly white kids. The story tackles topics of race, stereotypes, and micro aggressions that are often brushed aside, but I believe this book could really foster positive dialog in middle grade classrooms. Let’s just say, I’m glad I was willing to stretch myself to read a graphic novel, because New Kid was worth it!
We’ve been living at the 5 Acre Wood for over a year. Last winter we became friendly with two geese we’ve named Toots and Yetta. We observed their antics for months and fell in love with the delightful pair. ⠀
One Spring day I decided to walk to the little island in the middle of our pond to explore the plants growing there when the sudden swirling wind made by Toot’s massive wings and the uncharacteristic maniacal hissing that he hurled my way terrified me! Before I’d understood what was happening, Yetta popped out from the Japanese Knotweed, revealing a big downy bowl-shaped nest and 6 massive eggs! I don’t know how long I stood there with my mouth open, but our gentle-natured geese were displeased and making a racket. I fled!⠀
Lucky for us their fury didn’t last. They hatched 6 fuzzy yellow goslings that that snuggled sweetly under Mama’s wings. We got to watch them take their first steps and explore! Silas and I wanted to gos-nap the tiniest of them who was nearly always a few steps behind or rolling—unintentionally—down the pond’s edge into the water. We probably could have raised him with our chickens—as it turned out—he and a sibling vanished! Nature can be so brutal!⠀
Despite the sadness of the littles’ leaving, we felt so lucky to have the family living with us—until the day a gaggle arrived—hundreds of Canadian Geese took up residence and turned our land a different shade of green! They spent a few weeks with us and eventually took off for warmer weather. ⠀
This February, we were delighted to see the return of Toots and Yetta accompanied by 3 goslings nearly grown! (Their fuzzy necks all in need of a human hug!) One night whilst I was drawing, I heard a strange howling that went on for hours. By morning, I saw four forlorn geese—necks turned down—wandering aimlessly. What happened to the fifth? Did she find a mate? Was she murdered? I’ve asked Toots and Yedda and the 2 remaining goslings, but we do not understand each other. ⠀
I searched the land and found only a very small pile of down. ⠀
What could have happened? ⠀
Evil Twinz Rules / original, ink and watercolor on @legionpaper cold press, 2020
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Have you written a children’s book that empowers, uplifts, and motivates children of color? .
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Thank you @kidlitexchange, @scholasticinc, and @laurentarshis for the review copy of the graphic novel, I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912. This book was released on February 4, 2020. All opinions are my own.
I really enjoyed this graphic novel. While there have been so many stories told about the Titanic, I think children will love the graphic novel format. I also like how the story was told from the point of view of a young boy named George, and we experience the story through his eyes. While this is a work of historical fiction, there are facts and real people (such as Mr. Andrews and Mr. Stead) in the story. I find it so fascinating how everyone thought that the Titanic was indestructible, yet its worst nightmare came true. It was clever how George's sister, Phoebe pointed out that there weren't enough lifeboats for everyone earlier in the book. George's "adventures" on he ship will keep children engaged in the story. And seeing how scary and dramatic the sinking of the Titanic was for George and the others on the ship, will give children a better understanding of the historical tragedy. While George and his family were lucky enough to survive, we see how sad and devastated George is knowing that the lives of so many people were lost. Children will definitely find this graphic I Survived novel very appealing. As a fourth grade teacher, I know this will be of high interest to my students (especially because we already love Lauren Tarshis!) This book is sure to be a huge hit!! 🛳📚🌟 #kidlit#kidlitexchange#books#bookstagram#bookreview#booklover#amreading#instabooks#igreads#graphicnovel#isurvivedthesinkingofthetitanic#isurvivedseries#laurentarshis#scholasticbooks#childrensbooks#middlegradebooks#mgreads#teacherlife#teachersofinstagram
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Member spotlight of the day: Edgar-Award winning author Dori Butler. She won her Edgar for Buddy Files: Case Of The Lost Boy in 2010. King & Kayla and The Case of Found Fred came out in 2019, and there’s a new King & Kayla book coming out in 2020!
THEME: BE YOURSELF
Another great book for talking about being yourself. The Mixed-Up Chameleon wishes to be like all the other animals - smart like a fox, handsome like a flamingo, etc. He continues to change an ultimately learns being himself is best of all!
I've linked this and all of the books I share on IG in my Amazon (affiliate) store front so you can find them easier to add to your collection.
Chuck in the spotlight: Charles M. Schulz is featured (among many others) in Stories for Boys Who Dare to be Different - an awesome, albeit brief, summary of his life and career as a cartoonist, he’s certainly significant to me (as well as to others I’m sure) 📖 #theymadeadifference#kidlit
Snippets is a great book about accepting others. It’s also a great way to encourage creativity and show students that it’s ok to make mistakes. Our #snippets art turned out so cute! To make I gave students smaller pieces of construction paper, scissors ✂️, and glue and then they created! #handsonlearning
Quantas mangas e ideias podem florescer a partir de um breve instante de chuva?
A história Chuva de Manga, escrita e ilustrada por James Rumford, mesmo autor da última obra resenhada pelo projeto (se ainda não viu, corre lá!), se passa no Chade, país localizado no centro-norte de África. São 32 páginas de pura beleza e poesia, publicadas pela Editora Brinque-Book (@brinquebook) em 2005. A paleta de cores escolhida não poderia ser mais certeira: que cheirinho de manga no ar! Quer conhecer mais dessa doce - docinha! - aventura? Vem com a gente!
Tomás, o personagem principal do livro, vive em uma região cujo clima é quente e seco. Fazia meses que não chovia, quando, no alto, pôde-se avistar boas notícias: o céu estava encoberto por nuvens carregadas. Certamente, a chuva viria.
Dito e feito. A dita cuja começa a cair, mas não dura muito tempo, não. É "chuva de manga", sabe? Aquela que cai forte, repentinamente, e da mesma forma vai embora. A ambiguidade do título tem razão de ser: é que as mangueiras, tal qual os chadianos e chadianas, abraçam a chuva. Suas raízes e folhas têm sede.
Ao mesmo tempo que a chuva cai, uma ideia luminosa floresce na cabeça de Tomás. O tempo para que ele a maturasse e aprimorasse coincidiu com a maturação das mangas, que, passados alguns meses, de verdes se tornaram amarelo-ouro.
Com a ajuda de seu pai, Tomás põe em prática sua ideia. Nas redondezas, ouve-se, por todo lado, alguém gritar: "Mangas maduras!". Agora, é hora de, o momento, saborear.
Ficou curioso sobre a ideia que Tomás teve? Ficou com gostinho de "quero mais"? Corra para lê-la! Mas não se esqueça: o faça na companhia de uma criança negra! 💛
A editora indica a leitura compartilhada a partir dos 4 anos e, independente, a partir dos 7 anos.
Ready to ride is a sweet, fun, imaginative read for little ones like yours.
For any child who is learning to ride a bike, this marvellous book with a can-do attitude tells the story of a little boy who was told to play outside by his mum after being ‘cooked up’ in his house the whole day. He bumps into an imaginary friend with whom he went for a bike ride. The little boy found it hard to keep up initially but with his imaginary friend’s encouragement, that gave him confidence. Even the training wheels were removed! The learning went through the familiar stages: fear, injury, recovery, and finally comfort, fun and speed. His imaginary helpmate cheered him all the way and reminded him of some safety rules like the importance of using a safety helmet, appropriate speed for conditions that can be overlooked. Little boy felt a sense of pride and accomplishment at the end of the day, riding all the way home without his training wheels for the first time!
“The stunning illustrations and an imaginative design by @sebastien_pelon made this a really special picture book for little bike readers everywhere.” thrills book aficianado Mrs. Judy.
I love these kids! This was our first day of shooting for the projects portion of the book and since our first one was a praying mantis terrarium I brought a live Ghost Mantis on location which, as you can see, was a hit with both the kids and the moms 😁
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#bookweekOFS2020 📚: The Truth Pixie(s) - We enjoyed these easy and entertaining stories on the way to school this morning (and one other morning about a year ago, coincidentally)... they’re spinoffs from Matt Haig’s Christmas Trilogy, which I’m super keen to get into (perhaps this holiday season we’ll finally get a chance) #kidlit
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❤️Love was all around my classroom too! Happy Valentine’s Day!💕
📚 #iloveyouthroughandthrough#사랑해사랑해사랑해 by #Bernadettesossetti , probably one of your favorite bedtime story!😊.
🌷Sensory Play: Flower sensory soup;🌹Celebrating the beauty of red roses, Sorting heart-shapes by colors, sizes, and textures, Counting the hearts from 1-10, Counting the rose petals 1-10(하나에서 열까지) .
🎀Activities: 🦋cut out the heart-shape out of the paper plate and do color it 🦋match the heart shape puzzles 🦋learn 2 Korean songs; 1) body parts song (head shoulders knee toes 머리 어깨 무릎발) 2) Happy Birthday(생일 축하해!)
💞After reading two books, we talked about how to share and spread our loves with our friends and family. We had to keep saying, “사랑해!사랑해!사랑해!” 💕😊💕