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Good Things Come In Threes; The Ascendance Trilogy

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

This isn’t a scientific fact but it is a completely accurate statement when applied to Jennifer Nielson’s Ascendance trilogy. After Carolyn recommended The False Prince, I wrote a post (okay, gushed shamelessly) about the book. I have never, in thirteen years of teaching, read an entire trilogy or series of books to a class. For one thing, there’s the time factor. I tend to read, at least, one book per term for read aloud. I…

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…

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

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

Freckle Juice written by Judy Blume Chapter book for children aged 7 and up originally published by Four Winds Press, a Division of Scholastic. Now published by Ingram Book & Distributor. I received a free copy of Freckle Juice, by Judy Blume, as part of a Scholastic order that I placed for my classroom. I had not read this yet and when my seven year old asked to borrow a book from my classroom library, it seemed like a safe one. She read…

The Knife of Never Letting Go written by Patrick Ness

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

…In a town where privacy is impossible, a secret has been hidden, one so awful that Todd and Manchee must run for their lives. But how do you escape when your pursuers can hear your every thought? StorytimeStandouts’ teen contributor reviews The Knife of Never Letting Go written by Patrick Ness…

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…

Read About Recycling – Terrific Picture Books Help Children Gain Environmental Awareness

Monday, August 12th, 2013

…Today we highlight ten picture books about recycling including two picture books for older readers….

Earth Day

Monday, January 31st, 2011

Introducing a wonderful selection of green picture books that promote Earth Day, recycling and environmental awareness Green picture books deliver important messages about caring for our environment to children. These books belong in classrooms and home libraries. Perfect for Earth Day, we love the idea of going green and exploring environmental awareness with children through picture books. Our Growing and Learning Green workshop for teachers…

Why bother? Reading with your kids

Friday, September 6th, 2013

…This made it even more tempting to just say goodnight and get to the quiet time early. We could probably convince our seven year old to read to herself too in exchange for being allowed to stay up later, reading in her room. So why do we bother reading aloud to our kids? Even, or maybe especially, in the summer when we feel lazy and carefree?…

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? A Classic, Must-Read Picture Book

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

Our goal with this new ‘Tuesday’ series is to introduce wonderful, classic picture books that are readily available in community libraries, in classrooms and in school libraries. We hope this on-going series will help families to discover outstanding stories and illustrations that have stood the test of time. We also hope that, through this series, young children and their caregivers will discover the joys of the read aloud…

Meet Author Neil McFarlane

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

Neil Roy McFarlane is from the UK. He lived in Asia for over ten years and speaks passable Chinese. He writes in his spare time. Tell us about your latest published children’s book. Who do you think should read it? What are you most proud of? When You Were a Worm is a collection of short stories written in the second person (as is my previous book A Month of Bedtime Stories). Both books are aimed at parents who enjoy reading to/with their…

Meet Author Aldo Fynn

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

Aldo Fynn enjoys writing wacky, fantastical stories. Prince Iggy and the Kingdom of Naysayer is his debut novel. It’s the first book in the Adventures of Prince Iggy Series. He’s also written two wacky, laugh-out-loud picture books. He lives under his desk and promises he won’t come out until Book 3 in the series is complete. Which is a shame because his desk is based in Los Angeles, where it’s sunny and 70 degrees most of the year. Twitter…

Meet Author Elizabeth MacLeod

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

Elizabeth MacLeod is one nosy author, which is why she loves writing non-fiction. She’s very curious about why people do what they do, and she likes sharing with kids the amazing facts and secrets she uncovers. As a kid in Thornhill, Ontario, the idea of being a writer never crossed her mind — she figured most authors were already dead and they definitely weren’t Canadian. Besides, it was science that interested her. But writing was…

Meet Author Kelly Santana-Banks

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

Kelly Santana-Banks is a writer of nonfiction and children’s books, and a former early childhood teacher and caregiver. When she was young, she loved to play teacher with her sister, cousins, and neighbors. As a young adult, she never considered teaching as a career, but little did she know that her childhood make-believe would pave the way to what would become her passion. With more than ten years of experience working with children—five of…

Might I Suggest Graphic Novels for your Reluctant Reader?

Monday, October 24th, 2011

Graphic novels are similar to comic books in that they rely heavily on illustrations to tell much of the story. Graphic novels often appeal to reluctant readers but they are equally enjoyed by those who are fluent. Bone and Babymouse are both currently very popular graphic 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…

Meet Author Crystal Vaagen

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

Crystal Vaagen is an educator and author of the children’s book, Robbie Zero, Super Girl Hero. In her free time, she likes to read French poetry, go on nature hikes, and bake cookies. Her latest project includes writing the second book in the Robbie Zero, Super Girl Hero series which will be published this year. Twitter account: @robbiezero Facebook page: Website URL Tell us about your latest published children’s book. Who do you think…

Unexpected Twists and Turns in Measle and the Wrathmonk Will Engage Reluctant Readers

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

Measle and the Wrathmonk written by Ian Ogilvy Chapter book for middle grade and reluctant readers published by Oxford University Press Measle and the Wrathmonk is one of my new favourite chapter book series for middle grade readers. Ten year old Measle lives a deplorable life. He is hungry most of the time, he is fifthy and lives in a wretched house with a menacing guardian. He has been told that his parents were killed by a snake but Measle…

Anti bullying book for beginning readers: Fancy Nancy and the Mean Girl

Sunday, November 4th, 2012

…Fans of the Fancy Nancy series are sure to enjoy this anti bullying book for beginning readers. The story is engaging. Both Nancy’s problem and the outcome are realistic. Fancy Nancy and the Mean Girl could lead to discussions of teasing and bullying as well as sportsmanship and doing one’s best in a difficult situtation….

Classic Picture Book CLICK CLACK MOO Cows that Type

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

CLICK CLACK MOO Cows that Type written by Doreen Cronin and illustrated by Betsy Lewin Classic Picture Book published by Simon and Schuster Today we are continuing our Classic Picture Book series with a look at CLICK CLACK MOO Cows that Type. Originally published in 2001, it is a must-read for young children. When Farmer Brown’s cows get their hooves on an old typewriter, they put it to excellent use. They communicate with the farmer via…

St. Patrick’s Day Picture Books

Monday, March 3rd, 2014

For each petal on the shamrock this brings a wish your way – Good health, good luck, and happiness for today and every day. ~Author Unknown Link to our free St. Patrick’s Day Free Printables for Children ~ A Fine St. Patrick’s Day written by Susan Wojciechowski and illustrated by Tom Curry St. Patrick’s Day fable published by Dragonfly Books,Random House Kids Each St. Patrick’s Day, rival towns, Trala and Tralee…

Anti Bullying Chapter Books, Novels and Graphic Novels

Monday, November 26th, 2012

Anti bullying chapter books, graphic novels and novels for children, preteens and teens You will also be interested in our page about bullying web resources, our posts tagged “anti bullying”, our page about anti bullying picture books and our Pinterest Anti Bullying board. Babymouse Queen of the World! Created by Jennifer L Holm and Matthew Holm Graphic novel about bullying and social situations published by Random House Kids…

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