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Top Ten Tuesday: Picture Book Love

13 Feb

Here’s a list of picture books that focus on love – perfect for Valentine’s Day (or any day you want to spread some love)!

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  1. Love by Matt de la Peña, illustrated by Loren Long

  2. That’s Me Loving You by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, illustrated by Teagan White

  3. Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes by Mem Fox, illustrated by Helen Oxenbury

  4. No Matter What by Emma Dodd

  5. Little You by Richard Van Camp, illustrated by Julie Flett

  6. One Love by Cedella Marley and Bob Marley

  7. Someday by Alison McGhee, illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds

  8. The I LOVE YOU Book by Todd Parr

  9. Besos for Baby: A Little Book of Kisses by Jen Arena, illustrated by Blanca Gomez

  10. I Wish You More by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld

TTT-Big2Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by The Artsy Reader Girl.


Resource for Parents, Teachers, & Librarians: All the Wonders

18 Nov

From the All The Wonders’s website, “All The Wonders is a home for readers to discover new books and to experience the stories they love in wondrous ways. It is an entertainment channel, a variety show, and a modern library all wrapped up into one digital home.”

If you haven’t checked it out, All the Wonders is LIVE! This new website is filled with resources for parent, teachers and librarians with not just articles, but storytime plans, videos, music, podcasts, interviews with authors and illustrators and crafts for kids.

The team that’s behind this amazing new resource includes Matthew Winner, an elementary school librarian who hosts the Let’s Get Busy podcast, that if you’re not listening to, stop everything and go do so now, along with a host of other amazing people who all believe in the importance of children’s literature including illustrators, musicians, web designers and more.

So, definitely take some time to explore this website and discover the amazing resources that it has to offer!

Raising Bookworms

30 Jul

Brightly, is a resource to help parents and caregivers raise lifelong readers.  Although partnered with Penguin Random House, Brightly provides book recommendations from all publishers for children (and adults) of all ages.  Check out their Ages & Stages section to find booklists for certain age levels as well as popular topics.  Tips & Advice offers just that, tips and advice for caregivers on just about everything from reading comprehension, to meeting illustrators through interviews, and more.  There’s even a great section for Grown-Up Reads because everyone knows that kids are more likely to read if they see their parents taking time to do so.  And the section marked “Just for Fun”?  Has lots of information, facts, and stories that are just for fun!

Brightly definitely offers parents/caregivers a great resource for new book ideas, how to encourage readers at all levels, and offers great recommendations for adults as well. Take a few minutes to explore – you won’t regret it!

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