Today, Perfect Picture Book Friday features one of my favorite new picture books of 2018. This is one that so many of us can relate to having witnessed the sadness of aging relatives who are experiencing memory loss. For children who are watching a grandparent lose their memories and grow more distant, THE REMEMBER BALLOONS … More The Remember Balloons
“Listen and I’ll tell the tale
Of storing summer in a bale.” … More Hey, Hey, Hay!
I can’t even tell you how much I love this book! Really! … More Russell Wrestles the Relatives
How did such a small person wind up with such a large name? … More Alma and How She Got Her Name
When a child needs a reminder of the strength of a mother’s love… … More Love, Mama
Next week, author Kristin Gray will share her thoughts on Mining for Heart. In the meantime, enjoy her fantastic debut middle grade novel. Title: Vilonia Beebe Takes Charge Written by: Kristin L. Gray Suitable for ages: 8-12 Simon & Schuster, 2017, fiction Themes/topics: pets, responsibility, family Opening: The day I was born I was four … More Vilonia Beebe Takes Charge
There comes a time in all kids’ lives when they need to create their own country. … More I Need My Own Country!
Perfect Picture Book Friday: One Word from Sophia … More One Word From Sophia
This week – a middle grade favorite. And next week, I’ll be launching a monthly series from published authors entitled “Mining for Heart.” Stay tuned. Title: Pax Written by: Sara Pennypacker Illustrated by: Jon Klassen Balzer & Bray/Harper Collins, 2016, fiction, 288 pages Suitable for ages: 8-12 Lexile: 760 Themes/topics: nature, war, family, relationships, pets, grief Opening: … More Pax by Sara Pennypacker
Every once in a while I like to bring in one of my old favorites. Here’s a tender cross-cultural holiday story.
IMG_0739Title: Tree of Cranes
Written and illustrated by: Allen Say
Houghton Mifflin, 1991
Suitable for ages: 4-8 years
Themes/topics: Christmas, Japan, traditions … More Tree of Cranes