Category Archives: Ages 8+

WEEK 2. Comics Club – realistic comics + depicting movement

We are back for Week 2 of Comics Club! This spring, I am leading an after-school Comics Club for 4th and 5th grade students as well as sharing book recommendations and comics creation activities here. I hope that Comics Club will … Continue reading

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WEEK 1. Comics Club – humorous comics + creating cartoon characters

As I mentioned last week, I am leading an after-school comics club for 4th and 5th grade students. (Last week, I wrote about why it’s valuable to encourage kids to read comics.) While I’m at it, I thought I would quickly … Continue reading

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Comics Club: Why encourage kids to read and create comics?

I will be leading an after-school comics club for 4th and 5th grade students this spring. I’m very excited about it. I thought I could lead a stripped down version of comics club here at Delightful Children’s Books. For the in-person version … Continue reading

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New! Trombone Shorty

Trombone Shorty offers readers a peak into the life of a wonderful jazz musician by the same name. I lived in New Orleans for a couple of years and had the pleasure of hearing Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews play back when … Continue reading

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New! Emmanuel’s Dream

In Ghana, West Africa, a baby boy was born: Two bright eyes blinked in the light, two healthy lungs let out a powerful cry, two tiny fists opened and closed, but only one strong leg kicked. So begins Emmanuel’s Dream, … Continue reading

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New! Bird and Squirrel on Ice (+ A Few Questions for James Burks)

Bird & Squirrel on Ice by James Burks is the perfect graphic novel to put in the hands of kids who think they don’t enjoy reading. This graphic novel has fast-paced action, humor and irresistible characters. While Bird & Squirrel on Ice is the … Continue reading

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New! A Tale of Two Beasts

A Tale of Two Beasts by Fiona Roberton seemed like a good book to share with you today on Multicultural Children’s Book Day. A Tale of Two Beasts is a clever picture book that parents and teachers can use to help children see the world from … Continue reading

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New! Ling & Ting: Twice as Silly

Ling & Ting: Twice as Silly is the third book in what is, in my mind, an early reader series that belongs in every school library collection. The early reader market is dominated by books aimed at kids who enjoy laugh … Continue reading

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New! Take Away the A

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: There are many more alphabet books in the world than the world needs. Against poor odds, French authors Michaël Escoffier and Kris Di Giacomo have created an alphabet book worthy of adding to any … Continue reading

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The Mock Caldecott: Who Doesn’t Enjoy a Good Competition?

This year, more than any other, it is hard for me to contain my excitement as I read about Mock Caldecott competitions being held in schools and public libraries. With Mock Caldecott competitions, kids are invited to select a winning book from a … Continue reading

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