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Picture Book Month: Cats

18 Nov

18Observation is the name of this game in this creative picture book when one cat is shown in a variety of ways from the perspective of different animals. I think this is a great title for preschoolers and early elementary school age children to look at the world in a very different way. Pick out something at home and draw how it might look from different perspectives to make your out picture book just like They All Saw a Cat.
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Picture Book Month: Shapes

16 Nov

8471013This is an adorable story of a perfectly happy, perfect square until it goes on an adventure! Each day of the week the square finds itself changing in color and shape as it is cut, crumpled, ripped and put back together into beautiful illustrations. And in the end, the perfect square realizes that being a perfect square isn’t as important as it first thought. This would be a great story to re-create with a few sheets of construction paper at home and then re-tell it using your own “illustrations.” Continue reading

Picture Book Month: Kindness

13 Nov

13It’s amazing what one person can do to make a difference in the world, but that’s exactly what this story is about – one woman’s choice to make a difference. Isatou Ceesay would walk down the road and each time she did, more plastic grocery bags would line the road in piles of trash. One day, Isatou came up with an idea to turn the trash into treasure by weaving the bags into new bags. She was able to teach other women in her village to weave and soon was selling these bags to earn a living at the same time making her world a cleaner, more beautiful place.
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Picture Book Month: Dinosaurs

10 Nov

10“Everyone in town knew Edwina.” She was a friend to everyone – the kids playing in the park, the little old ladies crossing the street and if you didn’t fall into one of those groups – she baked chocolate chip cookies for everyone! The only problem was that Edwina was a dinosaur. And dinosaurs were extinct!

Reginald Von Hoobie-Doobie was very smart and knew that dinosaurs were extinct, now he just had to convince everyone else… and Edwina herself! This is a fun story for adults and kids alike (and if you serve it up with a batch of ooey-gooey, right-from-the-oven chocolate chip cookies, you’ll be in for a treat!
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Picture Book Month: Storms & Typhoons

5 Nov

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If you’re looking for the most adorable stormy to read to your scared little ones. Look no further than – Stormy Night by Salina Yoon. I first fell in love with Salina’s work after reading her book Penguin & Pinecone and I was hooked. This is a sweet story of a little bear frightened by the stormy night outside his window, but he tries to be brave as he comforts first his stuffie – Floppy, then his mama, and then his papa. I love the way Salina chose to give our little protagonist the power to comfort his parents becuase it made him feel empowered, but she also shared his scared side and when the time came his parents were right by his side. I love this book completely and it’s a must read for the whole family on those stormy nights! Continue reading

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