More Fun Author Websites

  More Fun Author Websites   Last Friday, I posted about the websites of authors who write fiction picture books. This week I have sites of nonfiction picture book authors.   Steve Jenkins  Steve Jenkins has written many books, including Eye to Eye: How Animals See the World, which is found in Monday’s post. His…

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4 Sites for Finding the Perfect Picture Books

    4 Sites for Finding the Perfect Picture Books   The last two book posts have been about picture books (click here and here). Still looking for more? Here are some sites with additional ideas.   NYPL Children’s Books 2013: Picture Books The New York Public Library should have good suggestions, right?   Brain…

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Nifty New Picture Books for Everyone: Nonfiction

  Nifty New Picture Books for Everyone: Nonfiction   I hope you’ve had a chance to check out last week’s post about fiction picture books. It contains many outstanding books that show the wonderful diversity of picture books.   Like last week’s books, today’s nonfiction picture books were published in 2014 and cover a wide range of topics: people,…

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Fun Picture Book Author Websites: Fiction

  Fun Picture Book Author Websites: Fiction   Some of the authors from Monday’s Book Post have terrific websites. Check these out!   Ladybug Girl This is the website of David Soman, who wrote the Ladybug Girl series, plus Three Bears in a Boat, from Monday’s post. There are online games and activities.   Kate Beebe…

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Active Listening: The Total Picture Book Experience

  Today’s Parent Post is from Bruce Coffey, creator of the One School, One Book  family literacy program and the Director of Programs for the national non-profit, Read to Them. Bruce has lots of great things to say about picture books.   Active Listening: The Total Picture Book Experience by Bruce Coffey   It’s an…

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Nifty New Picture Books for Everyone: Fiction

Nifty New Picture Books for Everyone: Fiction   Time for more picture books! I found so many great new books, I’ve had to divide them up—fiction this week and nonfiction next week.   Picture books are for everyone. Why? Because picture books can read like poetry, are funny, make you think, are delightful to see,…

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Kids’ Websites for History Fun

  Kids’ Websites for History Fun   These sites have activities, games, and puzzles to help history come alive. Give them a try!   History Activities from HaveFunWithHistory.org   Activities, a game, and information   History Jigsaw Puzzles from Colonial Williamsburg Lots of online jigsaw puzzles   History Games and Activities from Colonial Williamsburg Games, coloring…

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Handy Sites for Homework Help

    HANDY SITES FOR HOMEWORK HELP   Looking for websites to help your child do his/her homework? Here are several websites—help is on the way!   Scholastic School Help  Click on the grade you need. This site gives extensive information about: What to Expect by Grade Homework Help School Life School Involvement Gifted & Special…

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