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Meet, Jack He’s a Wordless Picture Book Star

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012

Storytime Standouts looks at a wordless picture book series about a terrier named Jack Breakfast For Jack created by Pat Schories Wordless picture book (first in a series) published by Front Street, an imprint of Boyds Mills Press Jack is an adorable orange and white terrier, brimming with personality. One busy morning, his family gets up, feeds the cat, eats breakfast and rushes off to school and work. Sadly, no one remembers to feed Jack. He…

Meet Author Elizabeth MacLeod

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

…ud thinks of all the books written about her and how she feels about Anne’s incredible fame in Japan. Do you do school or library presentations? If so, please briefly describe topics/ geographical limitations. I’ve written a series of biographies for first readers as well as a series for 8 to 12 year olds . So I can bring some of the world’s most incredible people to life for kids of many different ages. Kids are drawn into the wonderful stories…

Meet Author Kelly Santana-Banks

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

…nd Pinterest. Tell us about your latest published children’s book. Who do you think should read it? What are you most proud of? My latest release is called Dinosaur Adventure: A Field Trip to Remember, the second book in the series Let’s Learn while Playing. Different from my first book, which was a short nursery rhyme geared towards two, threes, and fours, Dinosaur Adventure targets more the older group of children (3–7)—given its amount of…

Might I Suggest Graphic Novels for your Reluctant Reader?

Monday, October 24th, 2011

…ic novel series for children. Babymouse is clearly intended primarily for girls and is good fun. Babymouse #1: Queen of the World! at Amazon.com Babymouse #1: Queen of the World! at Amazon.ca Amulet by Kazu Kibuishi is a new series. My ten year old son and I each read Book One, The Stonekeeper. I read the book first and then he picked it up and devoured it shortly thereafter. The story begins with a dramatic and tragic car accident that…

Summer Reading List – for middle grade students and adults

Sunday, June 30th, 2013

…phy family even harder when her real mom decides she wants her back. A story of struggle, fitting in, and family, this one is probably going to make me cry. The Half Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling The beginning of the end in a series of seven, I’m reading this one because I promised my ten year old daughter we could read it together this summer. I’m worried though because I know the darkness that it reveals and the sadness. Are we ever…

Beach Fun! Beach theme picture books and printables for kids

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

…dy Squirrel at the Beach written and illustrated by Melanie Watt Beach theme picture book published by Kids Can Press Scaredy Orville Squirrel whose initials are S.O.S. is an immensely popular character in an equally popular series of picture books. In Scaredy Squirrel at the Beach Scaredy the worrywart is very careful to avoid any sort of real or imagined danger. Rather than encounter pirates, jellyfish, seagulls and sea monsters, he decides to…

A Middle Grade Teacher’s To Be Read List

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

…nvisible Boy at Amazon.ca Grimmtastic Girls by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams Middle grade fiction published by Scholastic Two more authors that I love (the write the Goddess Girl Series and Heroes in Training) have another series, The Grimmtastic Girls. I might be bias because my eleven year old loves these two authors so much and the Goddess Girl series is one of her (and my) absolute favourites. They have a great writing style and their…

Finding a Balance – Looking at a Child’s Reading Level and Maturity When Selecting Books

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

…books for the typical grade two/three student would appeal to their developmental stage. Some great books in this age range (at least for my girls) are the Daisy Meadows Rainbow Fairies collections, the Nancy Drew Clue Crew series, or the Bailey School Kids. These books appeal to this audience with their age appropriate characters solving problems, working on mysteries, and going up against mythical or magical figures. In grades two and three,…

World War I Historical Fiction for Youth – I Am Canada: Shot at Dawn

Saturday, November 5th, 2011

…ood friend. Clearly unwell, McBride is accused of desertion. While awaiting dawn arrival of an the executioner, Allan McBride describes his horrifying experiences in the trenches near Amiens, France. Although the I Am Canada series is suggested for nine to twelve year olds, be advised that Shot at Dawn depicts the grim reality of trench warfare. Although fascinating, it may be disturbing to some readers. Update June 18, 2012, Shot at Dawn is…

Meet Young Adult Lit Author Catherine Egan

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

…tter @byCatherineEgan Tell us about your latest published children’s book. Who do you think should read it? What are you most proud of? Bone, Fog, Ash & Star is the third and final book in The Last Days of Tian Di series. It will be published by Coteau Books on September 1, 2014. The trilogy follows my hero Eliza from the age of twelve in the first book, when she is kidnapped by magical beings who want to train her to be a Sorceress,…

Celebrate the Holidays with a Christmas Picture Book

Monday, December 23rd, 2013

Christmas is just a couple of days away. In this post we look at two Christmas picture books that feature characters from popular picture book series Pete the Cat Saves Christmas written by Eric Litwin and illustrated by James Dean Christmas Picture Book published by Harper Collins Children’s Books Pete the Cat website The first Pete the Cat’s picture book was (self) published in 2008. Now, there are several best-selling picture…

The Runaway King

Saturday, February 8th, 2014

…the skepticism that the follow up cannot possibly surpass the greatness of the original. That’s why Oceans 11 is awesome and Oceans 13…not so much. This is completely not the case with Jennifer A Nielsen’s series. I read the False Prince because Carolyn recommended it so highly and I always want books that will engage the students, especially those reluctant readers. It was every bit as good as Carolyn had said. The students…

Spring Themed Picture Books Will Help Young Readers ‘Blossom’

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

Engaging and fun, these three Spring themed picture books feature gorgeous illustrations and delightful wordplay. It is no wonder that each is part of a popular series of children’s books. Bear Wants More written by Karma Wilson and illustrated by Jane Chapman Spring Themed Picture Book published by Margaret K. McElderry Books, an imprint of Simon and Schuster Fans of Bear and his forest animal friends will enjoy reading about his…

Storytelling Around the World

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

This five-book series is written is written by Veronika Martenova Charles‘ and illustrated by David Parkins. Generously illustrated, each book includes three versions of a familiar story and was written with newly independent readers in mind. The books are each 56 pages and contain five chapters. Suited to readers aged five to eight, the series could be used effectively in a classroom with children exploring similarities and differences…

Freckle Juice – a fun chapter book for children aged 7 and up

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

…e was to a favourite series of picture books; If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, If You Give a Dog a Donut, and If You Give a Pig a Pancake. I loved the opening of Freckle Juice where Andrew deduces that if only he had freckles a series of events would take place. Also, because he doesn’t have freckles becomes his explanation for a variety of issues, such as paying attention in class. If he had his own freckles, he wouldn’t have to count…

Interviews with Two Reluctant Readers

Monday, December 10th, 2012

…st two months. This is proof that we read what appeals to us as people; what compels us personally. 10. As mentioned, books on hockey, mysteries, and graphic novels are on the list. Books that are long can be intimidating. A series, such as Nancy Drew, keeps them hooked because they know there’s more on a character they’ve already connected with. It’s not exactly a research-based understanding of what makes kids turn away from…

Anti Bullying Chapter Book – Jake Drake Bully Buster

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

…d will learn a variety of ways to effectively deal with bullying. Jake Drake Bully Buster is an 80 page, illustrated chapter book that is best suited to children in grades two to four. There are four titles in the Jake Drake series. Post reading questions and activities from WITS The WITS Program brings together schools, families and communities to help elementary school children deal with bullying and peer victimization. Jake Drake, Bully…

Anti Bullying Chapter Book – Song Lee and the “I Hate You Notes”

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

…apter books, graphic novels and novels for children , and our Pinterest anti bullying board Suzy Kline has written many books for young readers. She writes about school life, family life and social situations in chapter book series that feature Horrible Harry , Song Lee and Herbie Jones . In Song Lee and the “I Hate You” Notes, Mary has been staying up late. She is tired when she arrives at school and she is grumpy for most of the…

Earth Day

Monday, January 31st, 2011

…planet. “Five of the villagers would be from Canada and the United States, three villagers would speak Russian, seventy-six would have electricity and thiry-two would breath polluted air.” Part of the Citizen Kid series of books, If the World Were a Village does a marvelous job of making difficult concepts easy-to-understand and helping young readers to become mindful and appreciative of the diverse world community. Two page spreads…

Pet-loving friends highlight generously illustrated chapter book: The Great Dog Disaster

Monday, June 24th, 2013

…mportant and how the girls’ determination to make a difference has far-reaching implications. Ms. Shaw’s charming illustrations and amply-spaced text will appeal to reluctant readers. Note: Throughout the book, Anna refers to “Me and Suzanne.” If grammar mistakes are a problem for you, The Great Dog Disaster will not be a good choice. Website for the Great Critter Capers series of generously illustrated chapter books. The…

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