Promoting Literacy through Picture Books

  Promoting Literacy through Picture Books   As I’ve said over and over in this blog, picture books are NOT just for little ones. I consider picture books so important, I feel compelled to promote them at least once a year. So, here’s this years’ pitch… Picture books offer so many things to so many…

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Rosh Hashanah Books to Start the Holiday Season

  Rosh Hashanah Books to Start the Holiday Season   Rosh Hashanah is September 13-15, just two weeks away. Here are some books to help you prepare. The first two are also about Yom Kippur   Celebrate Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur with Honey, Prayers, and the Shofar by Deborah Heiligman This book from National…

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Just in Time for Labor Day: Books about Occupations

  Just in Time for Labor Day: Books about Occupations   Labor Day in on September 7 this year. Do you ever think about jobs you might enjoy? Here are books with all sorts of ideas!   I Can Be Anything by Jerry Spinelli, illustrated by Jimmy Liao Pumpkin grower, dandelion blower, puddle stomper, apple…

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Find Out about Elephants with These Terrific Books

  Find Out about Elephants with These Terrific Books   I just learned that World Elephant Day is August 12 and I’m glad I did. World Elephant Day gives me the perfect excuse to read lots of elephant books. This is a good thing! I’ve loosely listed the books in order of reading difficulty.  …

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Science in Books: A Good Way to Start a Summer of Science

  Science in Books: A Good Way to Start a Summer of Science   There are lots of great things about science. It encourages you to look carefully, think carefully, solve problems, and share what you’ve learned. Here are some books that will spark your scientific mind.   Does It Really Rain Frogs? Questions and…

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Oliver Jeffers: Master of Story and Illustration

  Oliver Jeffers: Master of Story and Illustration   I am a BIG Oliver Jeffers fan. His stories are clever and often a bit outrageous. His illustrations are wonderful and need to be experienced.   The Great Paper Caper Tree branches keep disappearing from the forest and paper airplanes are left in their place. The…

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Cookbooks for Summer Family Fun

  Cookbooks for Summer Family Fun   Looking for something to do this summer? Why not cook up some tasty food? These cookbooks can give you some ideas.   Kids Cook 1-2-3 by Rozanne Gold There is a lot to love about a cookbook in which each recipe has only 3 ingredients. I love to…

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