Online Games for Future Firefighters

  Online Games for Future Firefighters   Here is a collection of online games about firefighters and firefighting. I posted them last April and they’re still fun!   Imaginext™ You’re a Firefighter from Fisher-Price Put out many apartment fires   Bubble Guppies Firefighter Knights to the Rescue! from Nick Jr. A fire-breathing dragon is setting…

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Activities for Fire Prevention Week

  Activities for Fire Prevention Week   Fire Prevention Week is October 5-11 this year and Fire Prevention Day is Thursday, October 9. There are lots of ways to work in some literacy activities to support this theme. Here are sites with plenty of ideas to get you started. Although some are classroom-oriented, there are ideas…

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Get Ready for Fire Prevention Week with Books

  Get Ready for Fire Safety Week with Books   Fire Prevention Week is October 5-11 this year. Fire Prevention Day is Thursday, October 9. Here are some books to help you get ready.    Fire Safety by Lisa M. Herrington This Rookie Read-About book has good basic information about staying safe in a fire….

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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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