1. Let Your Inner Child Out! You have to spend the next semester of your life reading children’s literature. I say make the best of it! Relive your childhood. Pick up some old favorites, and reread them. Go to the library with nothing in mind and let the covers speak to you. Get ideas… Continue reading 6 Things You Should Know About Succeeding in Children’s Lit
“Inside Outside Upside Down” I love the concept in this book, that an object can be inside, outside, and upside down all at one time. I think this is an important concept to get young students thinking about the placement of matter on this earth. It is also a great tool for helping students learn… Continue reading Top Ten Books for Use in the Classroom
“Ideas are All Around” I really enjoyed reading this book because it brought light to the fact that everyday is a story. No matter what we do, or how mundane we feel our life may be, we are always writing our own story. I enjoyed the way Philip took us on a journey through a… Continue reading Top 10 Reads of the Semester
“Z is for Moose” I loved this book cover because it was so intriguing. You know right away that the moose is going to be up to no good in this book. I also enjoy the way that the zebra is squinting at the moose. It is almost like he is saying “Really buddy, if… Continue reading Top Ten Favorite Covers
I read quite a few good books this week, and a couple duds as well! Enjoy… First from the list of Caldecott Nominees: “Horrible Bear” is a delightful story about a little girl who learns a lesson. In the book she is upset because the bear unknowingly breaks her kite. She is so frustrated that… Continue reading It’s Monday! What are You Reading?
I have no idea! I read a few off the 2017 list, and after each one, I said to myself this is the best one! I truly do not envy the team of people who actually pick the Caldecott book for the year. It must be a hard task! The reason why I think it… Continue reading And the 2017 Caldecott Medal Goes to…
I have listed my last two chapter books on my reading challenge list. Let me know which one sounds better! I have also added a book from the Caldecott Award Nominee list. When I first saw the cover to the book “Shy” I was immediately drawn to it, and I cannot wait to read it!… Continue reading What’s Next?