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We will help you discover great children’s books for toddlers, preschoolers, and school-age children. We want parents and teachers to share the magic of a great book with kids every single day. We write about ways to support children as they learn the alphabet, learn letter sounds, begin to read and then embrace reading independently.
We are enthusiastic about great books for kids and we want to share both new books and classic picture books. We also focus on special topics and take an in-depth look at some genres especially anti-bullying picture books and chapter books, books about the environment and embracing family and community diversity. Whenever possible, we provide extras that will enrich a child’s reading experience.
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Carolyn Hart, Storytime Standouts
Picture books that deal with a specific topic
Anti-Bullying Picture BooksExploring Special Alphabet BooksGo Green with Picture BooksPicture Books About Autism and Asperger’s SyndromePicture Books About Diversity and AcceptancePicture Books About Family DiversityTerrific Picture Books About Fathers and FatherhoodWonderful Wordless Picture BooksTeach Social Responsibility With Great Read Alouds
Learning to Read
Eight Ways to Reinforce UnderstandingClothespin Letter MatchHelping Your Child to Read an Unfamiliar WordLearning the AlphabetMake Learning the Alphabet a Fun Tactile ExperiencePhonemic AwarenessAn Easy to Make Small Group Letter Recognition ActivityWays to Engage Reluctant Readers
Free Printables for Children, Parents and Teachers
AlphabetsInterlined PaperPicture DictionariesRhymes, Songs, Chants and FingerplaysWord FamiliesNursery Rhymes
Middle Grade Fiction – Highlighting Great Books for Middle Grade Students
Antibullying Chapter Books, Novels and Graphic NovelsGood Things Come in Threes: The Ascendance TrilogyMysteries, Humor and School Life for Reluctant ReadersSuper Series Books for Grade Four BoysThree Cheers for Rick Riordan and the Lightning Thief
Young Adult Fiction – Highlighting Great Books for Teenagers
Intriguing, Horrifying and Fascinating: Fanatics by William BellOut of my Mind – Sharon Draper’ Compelling Young Adult FictionTeen fiction excellence: Where Things Come Back by John Corey WhaleyWorld War I Historical Fiction for Youth – I Am Canada: Shot at Dawn
Storytime Standouts’ Series
Beyond the Dust Jacket – Author InterviewsJourney of a Reluctant ReaderRediscover Classic Picture BooksDiscover Wonderful Canadian Picture Books