It's NATIONAL POETRY MONTH! Hooray!! Kids LOVE poetry (and so do I)! Let's celebrate!
Here are some fun ways to celebrate Poetry Month with kids...Read more
The Beauty of Picture Books Blog celebrates the beauty and value of picture books. Our contributors include award-winning authors and illustrators as well as parents, educators, Little Bear and more!
Check out these great listening-themed picture books for kids!Read more
HAPPY HOLIDAYS, FRIENDS! I'm giving the gift of poetry this year by sharing a free book giveaway of "The Beauty of Listening" by my blog partner, Linda!Read more
[Part 2 of author Lola Schaefer's guide to using picture books as mentor texts in classrooms] Picture books are amazing. Not only are they a source of enjoyment and entertainment, but in the hands of a proficient writing teacher, they become so much more.Read more
[Part 1 of author Lola Schaefer's guide to using picture books as mentor texts in classrooms] We’ve all heard the expression “show, don’t tell.” It’s especially true in teaching. If students discover truths or concepts on their own, they are much more likely to remember and apply these in the future.Read more
When I was about seven or eight years old, I learned two very important things, one, that we're all brothers and sisters, and two, because of that everyone deserves our love, even if we don't agree with or like them. I remember very clearly thinking that I was going to travel then world, meet my brothers and sisters and share this message of love.Read more
As an editor and writer, I knew that reading would be a big part of my baby’s life. And, yes, as overenthusiastic parents, my husband and I started reading to the bump in my belly quite early, one of our favorite books at this stage being Ma, There’s Nothing to Do Here! And when our daughter Diora was bornRead more
My love affair with books started when I was very young. I still remember sitting on my mother’s lap and listening to her read to me and my older sister, enjoying the closeness and the excitement of the stories.
Dr. Seuss stories always make me smile when I read them with children, and I remember how much I loved them when I was a child. He created animals and words and worlds and even a place where a little person with a little voice (just like me) who didn’t think he mattered (just like me), proved that “A person’s a person. No matter how small.”Read more
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