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Picture Books About Moms and Motherhood

Saturday, May 10th, 2014

…Illustrators Parents, “Best Books of the Year” Mama, Do You Love Me? at Amazon.com Mama, Do You Love Me? at Amazon.ca Mom and Me by Marla Stewart Konrad Picture book about moms, part of World Vision Early Readers series published by Tundra Books The World Vision Early Readers series features minimal text and striking photographs from Romania, Uganda, Mongolia, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Pakistan, Cambodia, Vietnam. Mom and Me depicts…

Read Alouds for 7-10 year olds, approved by a difficult-to-please 8 year old boy

Friday, August 19th, 2011

…gether. Both were good fun and will be enjoyed by 7-10 year olds. The Legend of Spud Murphy has a very good message about reading and books therefore, I chose it as my favourite. Eoin Colfer is the author of the Artemis Fowl series (for older children). Eoin Colfer’s Legend of Spud Murphy at Amazon.com Eoin Colfer’s The Legend of Spud Murphy at Amazon.ca The Seven Wonders of Sassafras Springs written by Betty G. Birney and…

Meet Author and Storyteller Joan Marie Galat

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

…Joan Marie Galat wasn’t published until the age of 12, when she became a paid weekly newspaper columnist. Today she is an award-winning and best selling author. Joan shares her love of the stars in the Dot to Dot in the Sky series, which combines the science of the night sky with the ancient myths that give constellations and planets their names. Her first title, Dot to Dot in the Sky, Stories in the Stars, became a best seller within six weeks…

Meet Author Illustrator Alisha M. Risen-Kent

Friday, June 20th, 2014

…ing his journey he faces many challenges, including human hunters. After being shot, he is rescued by wolf conservationist who eventually returns him home. While this book, as well as the rest in the Nature’s Guardians series is targeted at children 8-12, readers of all ages can enjoy this coming of age story. Each book contains a section on conservation that talks about where I gathered my information, the current plight of endangered…

A Look at the 2014 Theodor Seuss Geisel Medal Award Winner and Honor Books

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

…ghly enjoyed by dog lovers and young children – especially those who are eager for an opportunity to read independently. Ball at Amazon.com Ball at Amazon.ca A Big Guy Took My Ball written and illustrated by Mo Willems Series for beginning readers published by Hyperion Books for Children This charming story will remind readers that appearances can be deceiving and perspective is everything! Gerald and Piggie’s friendship is solid and…

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…

Sir Dragon Offers a Thoughtful, Thorough Anti Bullying Picture Book

Saturday, February 19th, 2011

…ren, our page about anti bullying chapter books, graphic novels and novels for children , and our Pinterest anti bullying board The Tale of Sir Dragon: Dealing with Bullies for Kids (and Dragons) is part of the Dragon Safety Series. Other books in the series provide suggestions regarding fire safety, water safety and stranger safety. Best suited for children aged five and up, this is a thoughtful, thorough treatment of a difficult problem;…

Don’t stop the readin’…hold on to that read aloud feeling

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

…hardcore Journey fans…I’m sorry 🙂 (ps: it helps if you listen to the song in the background softly so you can read with the beat) Just a grade five girl Readin’ bout’ a wizard world She read the whole series Loved the characters Just a grade six boy Thinks he doesn’t like to read He found The Outsiders Thinks he’s Ponyboy His father comes into the room The moon is out the day is done For a while they can read…

Squirrel Theme Circle Time For Preschool and Kindergarten

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

…. Unlike any hospital I’ve ever visited, the midnight hospital offers the perfect antidote and soon Danny and Matthew are flying high. Also well-suited for read aloud, this is part of Matthew’s Midnight Adventure Series and will be enjoyed by boys and girls aged five and up. Matthew and the Midnight Hospital at Amazon.com Matthew and the Midnight Hospital at Amazon.ca Scaredy Squirrel at the Beach written and illustrated by Melanie…

Introducing illustrator François Thisdale

Thursday, January 26th, 2017

…thor or illustrator who was a favourite? Why do you suppose that person’s work resonated with you? As far as I remember, I’ve always been attracted by drawing and art in general. At the age of 4 or 5, my favorite series of books was Tintin and Snowy, by Hergé. I’ve been moved deeply by one of these books, Tintin and the Blue Lotus. All Tintin and Snowy books were very special to me but this specific book haunted me by the…

Wordless

Thursday, June 7th, 2012

…for children kindergarten age and older. One of Kirkus Reviews’ 2010 Best Children’s Books The Boys at Amazon.com The Boys at Amazon.ca 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…

A First Look at Difficult Issues – Including Bullying

Monday, February 21st, 2011

…r emotional. Emotional bullying happens directly (verbally) and indirectly (for example, doing something behind the victim’s back). Stop Picking On Me written by Pat Thomas and illustrated by Lesley Harker is part of a series that looks at difficult issues. Other titles in the A First Look At series examine death, disability, health and fitness, sibling rivalry and family break-up. Be sure to check out our page about anti-bullying picture…

This was one creepy book and I loved it – Darkness Becomes Her by Kelly Keaton

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

Darkness Becomes Her – written by Kelly Keaton Gods and Monsters Young Adult Series published by Simon and Schuster Ari feels lost and alone. With strange teal eyes and silver hair that can’t be changed or destroyed, she has always stood out. And, after growing up in foster care, she longs to have a sense of who she is. But, after uncovering a message from her long dead mother and an ominous attack, Ari knows only one thing: she must…

Meet Author Michael Betcherman

Thursday, June 5th, 2014

…other careers or do you have another career now? I always wanted to be a writer, but I came to it rather circuitously. I started out my working career as an entertainment lawyer and eventually became a consultant to the CBC series, Street Legal. Through that connection, I got the opportunity to write an episode of the show. The producer liked it, and hired me to several more, which gave me the encouragement I needed to give up law and write…

Meet Author Lana Button

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

…been so very fortunate to actually meet some of my favorite Canadian children’s authors over the past few years. I found myself completely tongue tied when coming face-to-face with Paulette Bourgeois (author of the Franklin series) and was totally awestruck when trying to discuss the weather with the incredible Barbara Reid! If I could dine with any author, it would probably be Maurice Sendak, as his Where the Wild Things Are is my all-time…

Thank you for being a Member of the Storytime Standouts Community

Friday, April 20th, 2012

…words. We view word families as a great springboard for beginning readers. Picture Dictionaries Helpful for beginning readers and writers, these picture dictionaries are all together on our Picture Dictionaries page. We know young children get a great sense of satisfaction from using pictures to help them decode words. With these picture dictionaries, they can read a series of related words or they use the words to write a story….

Special Wordless Picture Books to Enjoy with Your Child

Friday, August 19th, 2011

Wordless picture books are great for encouraging language development in young children. These books usually tell a story, clearly depicting a series of events. Before attempting to tell a ’story’, children should be encouraged to look through the entire book and get a sense of what is about to happen and how the story ends. Many children delight in the discovery that there are no words to ‘read.’ This can make for an exciting role reversal as…

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie – Classic Picture Book Fun

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie written by Laura Numeroff and illustrated by Felicia Bond Classic Picture Book published by Harper Collins Publishers When I explained to my family that I am writing a series of posts about classic picture books, my youngest son told me that I must include If You Give a Mouse a Cookie and my husband immediately added that he always enjoyed reading it aloud. If you sit down outside your house to enjoy a chocolate…

Meet Author and Painter Claudine Gueh Yanting

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

…s that sense of imagination and the permission to go on grand adventures and meeting kind or nasty creatures that kept us hooked. We would talk about the stories and play-pretend ~ from fantasy stories to her boarding school series. Enid Blyton played a great part in our childhood! How do you stay connected with your readers? Have you gone on book tours? Do you engage on social media or through a website? Do you visit classrooms, libraries or…

Reluctant Readers

Saturday, November 20th, 2010

…your child to help read the recipe and the directions when you cook or bake. Assemble models or learn magic tricks or games following the directions your child reads aloud. Make up a treasure hunt for a small surprise. Use a series of written clues. Have a scavenger hunt – your children can read the list to determine what they are to find. Write notes to your child; ask your child to write notes to you or someone else. Perhaps if one…

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