Category Archives: Ages 3+

Picture Book Picks for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. I like the holiday’s focus on gratitude and the simplicity of celebrating with good food and family. Choosing the perfect picture books to share with my children adds meaning to the holiday. Here are my … Continue reading

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Read Around the World Storytime: Africa

Becky Morales — educator, mother and founder of KidWorldCitizen — and I are teaming up to bring you a series of Read Around the World Storytime posts in which we recommend great books and activities for teaching kids about countries around the … Continue reading

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New! Outside Your Window: A First Book of Nature

I am venturing into the world of recommending my favorite newly published picture books. I plan to recommend a select few of my very favorite picture books published with the past year or two. Balloons Over Broadway by Melissa Sweet is … Continue reading

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6 Picture Books to Read This Halloween + My first Google+ hangout!

The Halloween-themed picture books are flying off the shelves at our public library. Kids love Halloween, and kids love Halloween-themed picture books. However, as many of you are well aware, many, if not most, Halloween-themed picture books are untenable. Here are … Continue reading

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Join Us Friday Morning for Halloween Picture Book Recommendations

Brooke Williams, a children’s librarian from New Haven, Connecticut, is joining me on Friday morning (8am CST/9am EST) to recommend Halloween-themed picture books. I met Brooke a couple weeks ago in New York City at a children’s book blog conference, … Continue reading

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Read Around the World Storytime: Maps

Becky Morales — educator, mother and founder of KidWorldCitizen — and I are teaming up to bring you a series of Read Around the World Storytime posts in which we recommend great books and activities for teaching kids about countries … Continue reading

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14 Children’s Books to Introduce Kids to Colors

I set out with the intent of selecting 10 books — and only 10 books — about colors to recommend to you. I knew at the outset that many more than 10 great books about colors have been written and … Continue reading

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Scholastic Book Club Top Picks for Less Than $5

While public libraries are my first choice source of affordable books for kids, research has shown that it is also valuable for kids to own their own books. Scholastic’s Book Clubs offer an inexpensive way to purchase books for your … Continue reading

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eBook Recommendations From an eBook Skeptic

This summer, faced with the prospect of spending four days in the car with my three young kids ages 2, 5, and 7, I took the plunge and purchased not one but two e-readers: a Nook for reading chapter books … Continue reading

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20 Themed Booklists for Teachers

Here are 20 themed booklists for preschool and elementary school teachers. I hope these booklists help you quickly find great picture books to share with your students. Are you looking for a book on a theme not listed below? Click on … Continue reading

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